Задание № 5
Up, around, for, after, down, off, in, to, out
1. The sales staff invited us for dinner, but we had to turn…..the in-
vitation as our plane was leaving at 7 o´clock that evening.
2. The company entertained their new customers at a very expensive
hotel and ran…..an enormous bill.
3. The strike at the airport means that people from abroad can´t get
here. So we´ve had to call…..the meeting.
4. You can use your credit card to pay…..the dinner.
5. The company restaurant doesn´t offer very exciting food. I think
we should take our customers…..for a meal.
Задание № 6
As you can see in the chart, our share price (increase) 1)…..steadily between 1998 and 2000. But in the spring of 2000, it (begin) 2)….. to fall, and since then, the price (be) 3)…..in steep decline. There are several reasons for this. One is the global economy. As you know, world trade (grow) 4)…..rapidly in 1998 and 1999. But then (come) 5)…..a dramatic fall in share prices, particularly in the technology sector. As a result of this, we (see) 6)…..a big drop in investor confidence over the last few years.
Задание № 7
you / arrive / at the airport / when / did
When did you arrive at the airport?
Answer: At four o´clock.
1. you / often / at a restaurant / entertain / clients /do…..
Answer: Yes, we do.
2. customers / how many / do / in the USA / you / have …..
Answer: About 120.
3. you / interested / in our range of luxury goods /are…..
Answer: Yes, we are.
4. travelling / where / you / are / to…..
5. at the conference / meet / people from overseas / did / how many /
you….. Answer: Quite a lot!
Задание № 8
Have you ever dreamed of having a long weekend every weekend? If so, now may be the time to turn that fantasy into a reality. How? By convincing your boss to let you cram five days work into just four. It won´t be easy. So, to help you out, here´s a three-step guide.
Remind yourself of your company´s key objectives. Remind yourself, too, of your own role and responsibilities. Now think about how you could do a four-day week and still meet all those targets. Go for creative solutions. But never lose sight of the practicalities.
After listening to your well thought-out plans, your boss will probably have a couple of objections. The key to getting him or her on your side is to predict the objections and prepare counter arguments in advance. Here is some advice on what to say when your boss makes objections:
´Customer service will suffer.´
I can train my customers to call me only when I´m in the office. And I can tell my colleagues how to handle my customers´ requirements if something comes up when I´m out.
´What if something urgent happens?´ I´ll get a mobile, and a pager.
´Colleagues who depend on you won´t be able to so function without you.´
I will brief them fully on what I am doing and how I am doing it.
´It will mean more work for others.´ I´ve devised a system to ensure that all my work will be done on time, every time, so no one will have to carry any extra responsibilities.
´If I allow you to work a four-day week, I´ll have to do it for everyone.´
Surveys indicate that workers who have flexible hours are more loyal and more dedicated and take less sick leave. This could be a positive move for the company.
´It will cost us money.´
Reports prove that flexible workers contribute up to a third more than regular workers. If anything, I will be more productive than ever.
Of course, it´s not just what you say that matters, but also how you say it. To improve your chances of winning over your boss, speak in a calm and controlled voice. Even if you feel like shouting or walking out, don´t.