Literacy Skills Tests


Literacy tests can be administered either online or on paper and are used to determine a candidate’s English comprehension. The ability to listen to customers and engage with them both verbally and in writing is an important aspect of getting and retaining business. An inability to communicate with customers effectively can mean lost business. Companies today are investing more money in testing their candidates for their communication skills.

An English comprehension test can be delivered in the following three forms:

Written Skills Test

This test may pose a question to the candidate for which they must submit a written answer exceeding a certain number of words. This type of question serves two purposes. One, it determines the individual’s ability to write in English with a significant degree of skill, but it can also determine the candidate’s depth of knowledge in regards to the response they give to the posed question. For example the question asked might be: “Tell me about your largest sales deal and how you went about closing it.” The candidate’s resulting answer will demonstrate their ability to write as well as their knowledge of sales.

Reading Comprehension Skills Test

This test provides written passages to the candidate which they must read and then answer a series of questions. This bilingual test for employment determines the candidate’s ability to read English and understand it.

Listening Comprehension Skills Test

A listening comprehension test taken online presents spoken passages about which the candidate must answer questions. This tests not only the candidate’s ability to understand the spoken English but also their ability to recall and analyze spoken information.

Why Grooming Is So Important


Dog groomers do so much more than make your dog look good. Yes, they bathe your dog, clip his nails, clean his ears, and give him a nice haircut. They spritz a little cologne on him and send him home looking and smelling like a new dog. But, they do even more than that!

They are also on the alert for any health problems the owner may not be aware of. In fact, they’re more apt to see changes in your dog since they don’t see him daily like you do.

They have discovered lumps (benign and malignant) on many of the dogs they cared for. As we all know, catching a lump early can make a big difference in the outcome.

Pet groomers Altamonte Springs can also tell if a dog is experiencing any type of pain or discomfort when being handled, so the owner can have the problem checked. Arthritis can be detected during a grooming session by the way the dog reacts to being touched and moved in certain ways.

Often the owners are unaware that their pets had worms until a groomer told them. Groomers also make owners aware of ear infections skin problems, and dental problems, and then refer them to their veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.

Groomers trim dewclaws (thumb nails) that are overgrown and have become embedded in the dog’s paw, therefore relieving him of pain. They frequently find (and remove) debris matted in the paw pads which can make walking painful.

Of course they discover fleas and ticks on many doggie clients, which they promptly treat. In many cases, the owner wasn’t even aware that their pet had parasites.