Test 1 (Units 1-3)
SECTION 1: VOCABULARY
1 Change the form of the words in the box and complete the sentences.
For example: manage – manager, satisfied – dissatisfied
manage / satisfied / account / inform / recruit / found / represent / shop / consult / friend / practical / respect
1 I’m the Marketing ______________ for a travel company.
2 Online ______________ is easier and faster than driving to the supermarket.
3 Your plan won’t work – it’s totally ___________________.
4 _________________ technology (IT) makes it easy to store huge amounts of data.
5 In Japan, employees are more ________________ of their bosses than in my country.
6 I work in the Finance department as an ________________.
7 We’re rather ________________ with your performance I’m afraid.
8 I got the job through a ________________ agency.
9 The ______________ of our company set it up twenty years ago.
10 We use a management ______________ firm to help us with difficult decisions.
11 Your assistant always smiles and is very ________________ with visitors.
12 There’s a Sales _______________ on the phone. She wants to sell you some stationary.
SECTION 2: LANGUAGE
2 Each sentence has one mistake. Re-write it correctly.
13 I am often work at weekends.
14 He go on holiday twice a year.
15 Currently they are visit the factory in Kyoto.
16 Now people isn’t staying with the same company for life.
17 Which department do you running?
18 Do you have many data on web users?
19 I’d like some informations on trains, please.
20 Do you have a lot work to do?
21 How much employees work here?
22 Would you’d like a coffee?
23 Let’s me carry your bags.
24 You can open the door for me, please?
25 I could to make a copy for you.
SECTION 3: READING
3 Match these headlines to the newspaper articles below.
a CITY SKYROCKETS
b MOVE OVER GRANDAD
c NO PRIVACY
d WE KNOW WHERE YOU ARE
e PROFITS AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON
f A PROBLEM OF SECURITY
g GOOD MANNERS COST SOMETHING
h 66% ARE LATE AND RUDE
26 _____ We enter a site, type in a username and password and then enter private information such as credit card numbers or bank details. But these so-called secure sites may not be the safe places we imagine…
27 _____ Unions today are complaining about the increase in companies using software to monitor employees and their use of internet. This comes a month after similar debates over the growing use of video surveillance cameras in the British workplace.
28 _____ Prices on the stock market are going up very fast at the moment due to new confidence and an increase in exports in the last six months…
29 _____ Two out of three of us are bad-mannered at work with colleagues and don’t arrive on time. A new survey of 1,000 workers says the pressure of work causes…
30 _____ New figures show that the typical executives are younger. The average age is now 46. Ten years ago this was 57. The report says this is partly due to more early retirements but also that more companies employ younger people in higher positions…
31 _____ Business etiquette is important for people who often have to build new contacts, but Julian Morris, head of Executive Etiquette, a business consultancy which offers training to management in ‘being polite’, says most of us are not very good at it and need help…
32 _____ The large supermarkets all report a rise this month but not only in their shops. Their online shopping facilities account for a large percentage of the results as more customers want to shop from the comfort of their own home…
33 _____ Cameras that can see through walls? Satellites which recognise objects a metre across? Tracking chips on people? Is this something from James Bond or Science Fiction? It could be the future as engineers are now developing this technology…