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Business english competition

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Business english competition

  1. 1. Business English Competition Százhalombatta 4th February, 2014
  2. 2. PART 1 • For questions 1-5, decide which article (A-H) would be suitable for each person to read. Do not use any letter more than once.
  3. 3. PART 1 A. Managing your Supply Chain. B. Keep your Data Secure on the Road C. The Ten Most Important Leadership Traits D. Five Easy Steps to Increasing Your Web Traffic E. Unusual Venues for Corporate Events
  4. 4. PART 2 • Circle the letter of the correct answer: a, b or c!
  5. 5. 1. She was in charge of ______________ all the web graphics. • A. create • B. to create • C. creating
  6. 6. 2. Barbara __________________________ that she will be stepping down. • A. has informed me • B. informed me • C. informed
  7. 7. 3. I __________________________ worry about that if I were you. • A. didn't • B. wouldn't • C. will not
  8. 8. 4. I'm not sure if they will be able ______________ from these losses. • A. to rebound • B. rebound • C. rebounding
  9. 9. 5. I'm not sure if they can _____________ you that information. • A. give • B. to give • C. giving
  10. 10. 6. They announced last month that they _____ their relationship with Microsoft. • A. scale back • B. would have been scaling back • C. would scale back
  11. 11. 7. The meeting _______ if John hadn't arrived at the last moment. • A. would have been called off • B. will have been called off • C. called off
  12. 12. 8. The company was charged with ____________ deceptive claims in its advertising campaign. • A. making • B. to make • C. make
  13. 13. 9. The bank is _______________ onethird of its branches. • A. trying to sell • B. selling • C. going to sell
  14. 14. 10. You always have to make ________ with prospective employers. • A. eye contact • B. eyes • C. chat
  15. 15. 11. What do you do? I work ________. • A. by advertising • B. in advertising • C. advertising
  16. 16. 12. A ________ is an outside company with whom your company has a business relationship. • A. bender • B. vendor • C. lender
  17. 17. 13. IBM provides a variety of networking ________ for its clients. • A. salutes • B. solvents • C. solutions
  18. 18. 14. If you own a lot of stock in a company, you are considered one of its major ________. • A. share keepers • B. share takers • C. shareholders
  19. 19. 15. In business, ________ is either a period when some kind of machinery isn't working, or a slow period. • A. downtime • B. down period • C. sleep time
  20. 20. 16. One of our corporate objectives is to develop ________ relationships with key customers. • A. static • B. strategic • C. strategy
  21. 21. 17. You have to be less competitive and more ________. • A. cooperating • B. cooperation • C. cooperative
  22. 22. 18. Our goal is to provide customers with high-quality products at ________ prices. • A. competitive • B. complete • C. competent
  23. 23. PART 3: Rewrite these sentences using the beginning of the new sentence given! • 1. ICBM are going to make 3,500 employees redundant. • 2. We floated the company on the stock market yesterday to great success.
  24. 24. PART 3 • 3. ‘Last year we gave a dividend to our shareholders of 25p per share,’ said the CEO. • 4. ‘As soon as we noticed the problem we took action,’ said the spokesperson.

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