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41(A) Their productivity levels did not equal those of Chinese software engineers until the late eighties. (B) Their high efficiency levels are a direct result of English language familiarity. (C) They develop component-specific software. (D) They are built to outsource the western orders. (E) They develop more packages of software than do those in Chinese developers. In the middle of the last paragraph, the author states that “For instance, most software firms of India were initially set up to outsourcethe contract in western countries, such as United States.” Thus, the best answer is D. compensation for the investment on development and research, let alone thrive in competitive environment. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true of Indian software developers?
42Section 6: Six test points While four-step procedure helps you to understand a passage and the five types of question guide you how ETS test the understanding of the passage, the six test points will in advance introduce what would be tested even before you read the questions. As you are reading the passage, keep alarm to certain words or phrases since they would later act as clues for answering the following questions. We call these signal words or phrases as test points.In the following passage, we will introduce you the six most common test points in reading comprehension. Once you become familiar with these test points, you will get advantage in speed to come up with the right answer choice. 1. ComparisonWords or phrases: like, unlike, in contrast to, similarly Question Type: recall question, inference questionHere is an example:The fact that reducing price can generate a competitive advantage for a company does not mean that every reduction in price will create such an advantage. Price reduction, like improvement in service, must be balanced against other types of efforts on the basis of direct, tangible benefits such as increased revenues. If a company is already effectively on a par with its competitors because it provides product at an acceptable price and keeps customers from leaving at an unacceptable rate, then reduction in price may not be effective, since price is not necessarily the deciding factor for any customer in any situation. This truth was not apparent to managers of one operating system software vendor, which failed to improve its competitive positiondespite its attempt to reduce price. The software managers did not recognize the level of customer inertia that arises from the inconvenience of switching operating system. Nor did they analyze their reduction in price to determine whether it would attract new customers by producing a new standard of price that would excite customers or by proving difficult for competitors to copy. Sample questionAccording to the passage, reduction in price are comparable to improvement in service in terms of the