PTE Multiple-Choice, Choose Single Answer Sample 1:

Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.  

The best way to tempt the old to go on working may be to build on such ‘bridge’ jobs: part time or temporary employment that creates a more gradual transition from full-time work to retirement. Studies have found that, in the United States, nearly half of all men and women who had been in full-time jobs in middle age moved into such ‘bridge’ jobs at the end of their working lives. In general, it is the best-paid and worst-paid who carry on working. There seem to be two very different types of bridge job-holder – those who continue working because they have to and those who continue working because they want to, even though they could afford to retire.

If the job market grows more flexible, the old may find more jobs that suit them. Often, they will be self-employed. Sometimes, they may start their own businesses: a study by David Storey of Warwick University found that in Britain 70% of businesses started by people over 55 survived, compared with an overall national average of only 19%. But whatever pattern of employment they choose, in the coming years the skills of these ‘gray workers’ will have to be increasingly acknowledged and rewarded.

Question: David Storey’s study found that

A people demand more from their work as they get older.

B older people are good at running their own businesses.

C an increasing number of old people are self-employed.

D few young people have their own businesses.

Answer:

B older people are good at running their own businesses

Answer Explanation:

[“….a study by David Storey of Warwick University found that in Britain 70% of businesses started by people over 55 survived]

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