GRAMMAR AND WIRTING

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TOPIC 1: CONTACTS

PART 3:  GRAMMAR

Choose the best option to complete the sentences.

1.………… your name Maria or Laura? My name is Maria

  1. are B. is                             C.am
  2. This is Linda from British council. ………… is a managing director.
  3. he B. it C. she
  4. My coworker is ………….architect. He helps to design houses and buildings
  5. a B. an                         C x
  6. Some employees travel …………. different countries to work on projects.
  7. to C.on                            C. in
  8. Mr. Parker is ………….university teacher. He gives lessons at the university
  9. a B. an                         C. the
  10. Do you have to wear ………….uniform or casual clothes at work every day?
  11. a B. an C. the
  12. ………… is the weather like today? It is rather cold but sunny.
  13. Where B. what C. who
  14. What is ………… job? I am an office manager for Karlsson
  15. your B. his                           C. her
  16. Ms. Nolan and Brown are with Banco de Santander. It is a very big bank…………Spain.
  17. on B.at C. in
  18. Why is Bella always late for meetings? Because………… is up late in the morning.

A. she                          B. he                           C. they

PART 6: WRITING

Exercise 1: Put the following words in the right order to make complete sentence- Choose the correct answer

  1. She/manager/Germany/from/senior/a/is
  2. She is a senior manager from Germany
  3. She is from Germany a manager senior
  4. She is from a senior Germany manager
  5. My/Sales/is/sister/Marketing/in/and
  6. My sales is sister and in marketing
  7. My sister is in Sales and Marketing
  8. My sister in is Marketing and Sales
  9. I/Russia/not/I am /live/in/Russian/ but/
  10. I live in Russia but I am not Russian
  11. I am not Russia but I live in Russian
  12. Russia I am not live in but I Russian
  13. Steve/cars/good/ with/ mechanic/a /is/he/is/ and/
  14. Steve is good cars and he is with a mechanic
  15. Steve is a mechanic and he is good with cars
  16. Steve is a good mechanic and he is with cars
  17. They/are/China/not/ they/Chinese/are/from/but/
  18. They are from China, but they are not Chinese
  19. They are from Chinese, but they are not China.
  20. They are not China, but they are from Chinese

 

Exercise 2:  Complete the following sentences using the words given. Choose the correct answer

  1. colleagues/work/from/many/country
  2. My colleagues at work are from many different countries.
  3. My colleagues work are from many country
  4. The colleagues in work are from many countries

2.I/last/student/National economics University.

  1. I am last students on National Economics University
  2. I am the last year student at National Economics University
  3. I the last year student of National Economics University
  4. Peter /mechanic- He/good/car/
  5. Peter is a mechanic. He is good with cars
  6. Peter a mechanic. He good at cars
  7. Peter is mechanic. He is good with car
  8. Mr. Parker/managing director/import-export /company
  9. Mr. Parker is a managing director with an import-export company
  10. Mr. Parker is managing director on a import-export company
  11. Mr. Parker is the managing director of an import-export company
  12. meeting/the office/8.00/ Monday morning
  13. The meeting is in the office at 8.00 Monday morning
  14. The meeting is at the office at 8.00 Monday morning
  15. a and b are true

 

           TOPIC 2: TEAMWORK

PART 3:  GRAMMAR

  1. A manager is a person in charge …………….running a business, a store or a similar organization.
  2. of                         B. at                            C. on
  3. A colleague is a person that you …………….with in a profession, a business or a company.
  4. worked B. working C. work
  5. Personnel is the department in a company that deals …………….employing staff and training people.
  6. at B. with C. on
  7. She is a good sales …………….She is in charge of sales teams in China and Korea.
  8. manager B. managing               C. management
  9. He is the ……………. manager and she is in charge of the sales department for the trading company.
  10. sale B. sales C. sell
  11. It is essential to be nice to their colleagues and to ……………. with the team.
  12. working B. worked C. work
  13. Fiona is responsible for the sales in the north ……………. Ben is responsible for the sales in the south.
  14. or B. but C. and (có đáp an là a ?)
  15. John is a customer service staff and he deals with both complaints and problems ……………….customers.
  16. from B. to C. of
  17. Laura is a secretary ……………. answers the telephone, takes messages and arranges team meetings.
  18. x B. who C whom
  19. The office staff are usually busy with their work ……………. the office in the morning.
  20. at B. on                           C. of

PART 6: WRITING

Exercise 1: A. Put the following words in the right order to make complete sentence- Choose the correct answer.

  1. organizes /A team leader/ and/ the team members / their opinions/ listens to.
  2. A team leader listens to their opinions and organizes the members team.
  3. A team leader organizes the team members and listens to their opinions.
  4. The team members listen to their opinions and a team leader organises
  5. member/A good team/ and respects/ other members/ helps.
  6. a good team member helps and respects other members.
  7. other members helps member and respects a good team.
  8. member respects a good team and other members helps
  9. important / with / It is/ regular contact / to have /other departments.
  10. It is important to have regular contact with other departments.
  11. to have other departments with regular contact it is important.
  12. it is important to have other departments with regular contact.
  13. / communicate /usually / and /video conference./ The team// by email/
  14. communicate by email and video conference usually the team
  15. The team communicate usually by video conference and email
  16. The team usually communicate by email and video conference.
  17. extra work /often/ and/ at the weekend/ Team members/ in the evenings/ do/
  18. At the weekend team members do often extra work and in the evening
  19. Team members often do extra work in the evenings and at the weekend.
  20. In the evening team member often do extra work and at the weekend.

 

 

Exercise 2: Rewrite the sentences beginning as shown. Do not change the meaning.

  1. She thinks working in a team is interesting and effective.
    Interesting and effective to wokin in a team.
  2. Her boss advised her to get this new position .
    She was advised to get this new position by her boss.
  3. He was foolish. He left such a good firm.
    He was foolish to leave such a good firm
  4. Ring me later. Would you be so good?
    Would you be so good to ring me later
  5. In spite of all his efforts, he failed.

Although he tried very hard , he failed

TOPIC 3: COMPANY STRUCTURES

PART 3: GRAMMAR

  1. Clive David has been ………………. CEO of Mansfield Plastics for over five years.

A.a                              B. an                            C. the

  1. All line managers have a video conference……………….the morning two times a month.

A.in                             B.on                            C.at

  1. Franco Marinez is the CEO of Webplan, and it is a ………………. internet company.

A.success                    B. successful               C.succeed

  1. Our managing director has a meeting …………the marketing department at 10.am every day.

A.with                         B. to                            C. of

  1. The employees at Webplan never work ………………. 6.pm as they spend time with family.

A.before                      B.by                            C. after

  1. Offices ………………. for a few hours after lunch and open again in the late afternoon.

A.start                         B. begin                       C. close

  1. Some companies in the USA have beds or quiet areas ………………. people can relax.

A.where                      B.who                         C.when

 

  1. She lives in Italy but she studies English ………… a language school in Cambridge, England
  2. on B. at C. of
  3. She knows English very ………………. as she works in hotels and restaurants in the USA.
  4. well B. good C. better

10.People often have good job ……………….on Friday, but on Sunday they don’t like working.

  1. satisfied B. satisfaction             C. satifying

PART 6: WRITING

Exercise 1: Put the following words in the right order to make complete sentences.Choose the correct sentence

  1. it/to/is/possible/for/ companies/ communicate/time/with/any/at/employees.

A.It is possible for companies to communicate with employees at any time.

B.It is for companies possible to communicate with employees at any time

C.It is for employees to communicate at any time with possible companies

  1. Employees’ opinions/always/listen/ to/our boss/his
  2. Our employees’opinions always listen to his boss
  3. Our boss listen always to his employees’ opinions

C.Our boss always listens to his employees’ opinions

  1. IT/contact/customers/companies/use/countries/in/ different/to
  2. Customers use IT to contact different companies in countries
  3. Companies use IT to contact customers in different countries.
  4. Companes use customers to contact IT in different countries
  5. China/it is/ retail/company/furniture/in/a/based/

A.It is a furniture  retail company based in China

  1. It is a retail China company based in furniture
  2. It is a furniture company based in retail China
  3. director/ meeting/with/our/the /every day/department/ marketing/a/has
  4. Our director has a marketing meeting with the department every day
  5. Our director has a meeting with the marketing department every day.
  6. Our director has a department meeting with the marketing every day .

 

Exercise 2: Complete the following sentences using the words given. Choose the correct answers.

  1. company/not/spend/money/special occasion.
  2. the company not spend money for special occasions
  3. Our company doesn’t spend much money on special occasions.
  4. A company doesn’t spend a lot of money on special occasions
  5. He/want/leave/company/because/difficult boss.
  6. He wants to leave the company because of his difficult boss.
  7. He want leave company because his difficult boss
  8. He wants leaving the company because of his difficult boss.
  9. They/need/work/overtime /weekend/meet /deadline
  10. They need to work for overtime on weekend to meet the deadline
  11. They need to work at overtime at weekend to meet a deadline.
  12. They need to work overtime at weekend to meet the deadline.
  13. Marie/unpopular/as/she/not/work /good/colleagues
  14. Marie is unpopular as she doesn’t work good with colleagues
  15. Marie is unpopular as she not work well with colleagues
  16. Marie is unpopular as she doesn’t work well with her colleagues
  17. Sarah/work/finance director/company/UK
  18. Sarah work like the finance director in a company in the UK.
  19. Sarah works as the finance director for a company in the UK.
  20. Sarah works as the finance director with a company of the UK.

TOPIC 4: COORPERATE EVENTS

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Underline the correct word(s).

1 He would like / likes his new job. It’s very interesting.

2 I like / would like to have a new job.

3 They would like / like to see the new film.

4Do you like / Would you like the new restaurant?

5 What do you like / would you like to do now?

6 I would like / like to go home now.

7 I like / would like a cup of coffee, please.

8 She would like / likes most sports, especially running.

9Would you like / Do you like to come on holiday with me?

10 He likes / would like the town he lives in.

PART 6: WRITING

Exercise 1: Put the following words in the right order to make complete sentence.

1 go/ like/ restaurant?/ Would/ to/ a/ you/ to/

Would you like to go to a restaurant?

2 instrument./ play/ can/ musical/ a/ He/

He can play a musical  instrument.

3 the/ Can/ the/ finish/ before/ you/ conference?/ go/ report/ you/ to/

Can you finish the report before you go to the conference?

4 to/ long/ go/ for/ a/ They/ walk./ like/

They like to go for  a long walk.

5 like/ to/ Zoe/ and/ do/ at/ Mark/ weekend/ What/ the/ do?/

    What do Zoe and Mark like to do at the weekend?

Exercise 2: Use the given words to complete the following sentences.

1 Would/ you/ go/ restaurant?/

Would you like to go to a restaurant?

2 I/ good/ football/ but/ can/ not/ play rugby./

I am good at football but I can not play rugby.

  1. There/ lots/ things/ I/ want/ do/ after/ university course/ finish./

There are lots things  that I want to do after my university course finishes.

  1. I/ can/ not/ come/ exhibition/ Friday.

I can not come to the exhibition on friday.

  1. Olivia/ can/ not/ talk/ moment/ because/ she/ be/ with/ client.

Olivia can not talk at the moment because she is  with her client.

TOPIC 5: BUSINESS COSTS

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences with a, an, some, any, much or many.

1 How _many_ people work in the office?

2 There isn’t much/any paper in the printer.

3 Can you find me  some paper please?

4 Is there any news about the new CEO?

5 He has a problem with the computers.

6 How much does the ticket cost?

7 We usually make a profit.

8 How much time does it take to get to the airport?

9 I have a price for the new product.

10 There aren’t any apples in the box.

PART 6: WRITING

Exercise 1: Put the following words in the right order to make complete sentence.

1 music/ I/ night / like/ heard/ I/ the/ last/ I like the music I heard last night

  1. information/ wants/ bank/ about/ account./ some/ The/ your/ The bank wants some infomation abount your account
  2. any/ rate./ don’t/ the/ have/news/ about/ I/ exchange/ I don’t have any news abount the exchange rate
  3. the/ order?/ much/ is/ on/ the/ How/ discount/ How much is the discount on the order
  4. delivery?/ it/ for/ to/ necessary/ pay/ Is/ Is it necessary to pay for delivery ?

Exercise 2: Use the given words to complete the following sentences.

1 How/ money/ you/ have?/ How much money do you have ?

2 there/ bank/ city center? Is there any bank in the city centre ?

3 I/ would/ place/ order/ some/ printer. I would like to placean ordersome printer.

4 Do you have any printer in stock at the moment? Do you have any printerin stock at the moment ?

5 He/ need/ some/ employee/ work/ new/ project.  He needs some em ployee to work on a (the) new.

TOPIC 6: PROJECT WORK

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Complete the sentences using in/ on/ at or no preposition (-)

  1. The project started ….in…. May 2007
  2. Are you free……on…….Monday morning?
  3.  Charles visited the  factory …… ……..last February.
  4. What do you usually do ………on……..New Year’s day?
  5. Ask Sunil to finish the budget ……in…….the morning.
  6. The client wanted to see the plans ……at……three thirty.

TOPIC 7: PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Exercise 1: Choose the best answer

  1. There ……………. a sales meeting last month.
  2. was B. were C. is
  3. The problem……………in 2004.
  4. starts B. started            C.  is starting
  5. Last August, my boss………… at the Oriental.
  6. stays B. is staying        C. stayed
  7. I …………..for Costar Construction which builds hotels and roads.
  8. works B. am working     C. worked
  9. In 2000, Airbus …………working on the A380, the biggest passenger plane in the world.
  10. began B. begins            C. begun
  11. He left the company two month…………..
  12. last B. ago                C. recently

7…………..Brad left school, he went to Bristol to study economics.

  1. when B. since             C. then
  2. In about 2020, China………………. the world’s largest car market.
  3. becomes B. has become     C. became

Exercise 2: change the adjectives in brackets into adverbs to complete the product information.

You can make the toy storage box (1)…quickly.. (quick) and(2)…easily…(easy). It is (3)…attractively…… (attractive) designed in wood and plastic and is very ……well…….(4) (good) made. Read the instruction……carefully…….(5) (careful). Do not place the box near heat as this may ……badly…….. (6) (bad) damage the product

Exercise 3: complete the sentences with the correct adjective or adverb in italics.

  1. We can manufacture the products in two months- it is very easy/easily to make.
  2. This machine works efficient/ efficiently.
  3. Is the computer system simple/ simply to operate?
  4. Do you think that the product is too expensive/ expensively ?
  5. It’s beautiful/ beautifully made, but what do you use it for?
  6. This product description is unreliable/ unreliably.
  7. The new model sold good/ well in Bulgaria.
  8. I spoke slow/slowly in the product presentation. It helped my nerves.

                  

                            TOPIC 8: COMPETITORS ( đối thủ cạnh tranh )

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Exercise 1: choose the correct answers (a-c) to complete the following sentences

  1. He …………in the office today.
    doesn’t work B. isn’t work               C. isn’t working
  2. I don’t usually deal with the paperwork, but I ……….it now because the secretary.
    am doing B. doing                                  C. do
  3. I’m sorry Ms Kim isn’t here at the moment. She ………at home trying to finish an urgent report.
    Works B. is working               C. working
  4. Our manager ……lunch with two important clients now.
    has B. having                                 C. is having
  5. Listen, everybody. Scott ………..a story by Jack London.
    is reading B. reads                                   C. reading
  6. Could you be quiet please? I………. to the radio.
    listen                       B. am listening                        C. listening
  7. Katie is making a phone call at the …………..
    time B. now                        C. moment
  8. Look! They………….whisky at 20% discount.
    are selling B. sell                                      C. selling
  9. Can you answer the phone? I……………
    cooking B. cook                                    C. am cooking
  10. I often ……….to work but today I…………a bicycle.
    am walking/ ride B. walk/ am riding                  C. am walking/ am riding

PART 6: WRITING

Choose the correct sentences (a-c) basing on these prompts

  1. Terry/ usually/ late/ for/ work.

a.Terry was usually late for work.

  1. Terry is usually late for work.
  2. Terry is usually being late for work.
  3. Which projects/ you/ work/ on now?
  4. Which projects are you working on now? ( now dùng cho hiện tại tiếp diễn )
  5. which projects do you work on now?
  6. Which projects are you worked on now?
  7. Our company/produce/ special kind/ perfume/ at/ moment.( at the moment dùng cho thì HTTD)
  8. Our company produces a special kind of perfume at the moment.
  9. Our company is producing a special kind of perfume at the moment.
  10. Our company produced a special kind of perfume at the moment
  11. product line/ not/ work/ moment.
  12. the product line hasn’t worked at the moment.
  13. the product line doesn’t work at the moment.
  14. The product line isn’t working at the moment.
  15. The Inditex Group / have/ 1,500/ stores/ 44 countries.
  16. The Inditex Group is having 1,500 stores in 44 countries.
  17. The Inditex Group has 1,500 stores in 44 countries.
  18. The Inditex Group have 1,500 stores in 44 countries.

 

TOPIC 9: LOCATION

PART 3: GRAMMAR

  1. She is ……. accountant I’ve ever met.
  2. worse                     B. bad                                     C. the worst               D. badly
  3. Mary is ……. responsible as Peter.
  4. more                      B. the most                            C. much                      D. as
  5. It is ……. in the city than it is in the country.
  6. noisily                   B. more noisier                     C. noisier                   D. noisy
  7. She is ……. worker in my company.
  8. most hard-working                                             B. more hard-working
  9. the most hard-working                                       D. as hard-working
  10. The interview was ……. than I thought it would be.
  11. the easier              B. more easy                          C. easiest                   D. easier
  12. Finding a right place to run the business is thought to be ……. than to recruit empolyees.
  13. harder                    B. the more hard                   C. hardest                  D. the hardest
  14. She types …… in my department.
  15. the slowest           B. the most slow                    C. the slowly              D. the most slowly
  16. Her office is ……. away than mine.
  17. father                     B . more far                           C. farther                   D. farer
  18. He did the test ……….. I did.
  19. as bad as               B. badder than C. more badly than     D. worse than
  20. A boat is ……. than a plane.
  21. slower                   B. slowest                              C. more slow             D. more slower
  22. My new office is ……. than the old one.
  23. more comfortable                                                B. comfortably
  24. more comfortabler                                              D. comfortable
  25. My room is ……. one in my office.
  26. tidier than                                                            B. the tidiest
  27. the most tidy                                                       D. more tidier
  28. This road is ……. than that road.
  29. narrower B. narrow                   C. the most narrow                 D. more narrower
  30. He drives ……. his brother.
  31. more careful than                                    B. more carefully
  32. more carefully than D. as careful as
  33. It was …. day of the year.
    A. the colder B. the coldest C. coldest                                D. colder

PART 5: WRITING

Exercise 1: Rewrite the following sentences

  1. Her old office is bigger than her new one.
    Her new office is not_so/ as big as her old one.
  2. No one in my company is taller then Peter.
    Peter is the tallest in my company.
  3. The black computer is more expensive than the white one.
    The white one is not sa/as expensive as the black me
  4. This is the first time I have ever met such a warm hearted secretary.
    She is the most warm-.hearted secretary I have ever met
  5. He works much. He feels tired.
    The more he The most he feels tired.

 

Exercise 2: You went on a business trip and had problems with the hotel. Write an email (60-80 words) to complain to the hotel manager. Use the information below.

  • You stayed at the Halcyon Hotel last weekend.
  • You booked a quiet room – you got the noisiest room
  • You contacted reception – they didn’t help.
  • You usually stay at theSun Hotel – quieter, the staff more polite.
  • The Halcyon is the most expensive hotel in the city – not the best.

 

 

Dear Ms DeaKim,

 

I am writing to complain about my visit to your hotel last weekend I booked a quiet room, but……………………………………………………………..

 

TOPIC 10: EMPLOYMENT CHANGES

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Exercise 1. Choose the best phrase to complete the sentences

  1. She hasn’t written to me ………………….
  2. already B. yet             C. never                       D. no longer
  3. ………………….the traffic was bad, I arrived on time.
  4. Although B. In spite of   C. Despite                   D. Even
  5. Peter: …………………. you ever. ………………….  abroad?
  6. Have/ lived B. Did/ live C. Are/ living              D. Do/ live

Mary: Yes, I spent two years in Canada in the 1990s.

  1. I have already …………………. about the new regulations of our class.
  2. hear B. listened C. heard                      D. listen
  3. She wondered …………………. her father looked like now, after so many years being apart
  4. how B. whose C. that                         D. what
  5. The girls have …………………. to the cinema. They will not be back until ten.
  6. come B. been C. gone            D. got
  7. Those students are taking the final test in May. They have studied hard in the school library …………………. March.
  8. for B. since C. in                            D. during
  9. The reason why you haven’t heard ………………….me is that I went abroad.
  10. of B. about C. from                        D. out of
  11. They first ………………….this film when they were students. This beautiful actress ………………….  on TV many times.
  12. saw/ appeared B. saw/ has appeared
  13. have seen/ has appeared D. saw/ appears
  14. It has rained and the ground . ………………….wet.
  15. has been B. was C. is                              D. being

Exercise 2. Complete the sentences with one of the verbs in the box, using “just” and the present perfect.

announce             arrive                buy               give           leave             read           speak
  1. I’m afraid Mr. Jamieson isn’t here. He ………….has just left……………
  2. A: There’s an article in the paper about BMW.

B: Yes, I know. I have just read it.

  1. He’s feeling very pleased. They have just given him a pay rise.
  2. I have just bought a new car. Would you like to come and have a look at it?
  3. A parcel for you has just arrived in reception. Shall I send it up to you?
  4. I have just spoken to the MD about your proposals, and he wants to discuss them with you.
  5. The company have just annouced that it is going to close the Glassgow factory next month.

 

Exercise 3. Fill in the blanks with have/ has + been/ gone.

  1. Jim is on holiday. He has gone to Italy.
  2. Hello! I have just been to the shops. I’ve bought lots of things.
  3. Alice isn’t here at the moment. She has gone to the shop to get a newspaper.
  4. Tom has gone out. He’ll be back in about an hour.
  5. “Are you going to the bank?” “No, I have already been to the bank”
  6. I’m afraid Mr. Davis has gone to Bali and won’t be back for two weeks.
  7. Ask Amanda where to stay in New York. She has been there a few times.
  8. I have been to the printers to collect the brochures. They’re in my car.
  9. Mr. Lund has gone to Oslo. I can give you the phone number of his home if you like.
  10. I don’t know where their new offices are. I have not been there.

Exercise 4. Complete the following sentences by putting the irregular verbs into the present perfect

  1. I’m going to send them a reminder. They (not pay) haven’t paid us for their last order.
  2. Their shares (fall) have fallen by over 23% and now look like a good buy.
  3. (you/ write) Have you written to them about that shipment, or do you want me to phone them?
  4. We (spend) have spent a lot on modernizing the factory, and it is now very well-equipped.
  5. Unemployment is very high here because a lot of factories (shut) have shut
  6. The lawyers (draw) have drawn up the contracts, so we are now ready to go ahead with the deal.
  7. I (not speak) haven’t spoken to the MD about your proposal, but I will do it soon.
  8. (you/ find) have you found a suitable replacement for Mr. Chambers, or is the post still vacant?
  9. Anne (just/ get) has just got back from lunch. Why don’t you call her now?
  10. Peter, (you/ meet) have you met David Long? He’s our new Finance Director.

TOPIC 11: JOB ACTIVITIES

 

PART 3: GRAMMAR

 

Exercise 1: Four words and phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D), are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Circle your choice.

 

  1. …………………..the Sales Manager away?
  2. Is B. Are                         C. Am                         D. Be
  3. Yoshi and Takashi ………………….. on a business trip now.
  4. is B. are C. am                           D. be
  5. George …………………… an accountant for a big company.
  6. Is B. Are                         C. Am                         D. Be
  7. I…………………….. afraid that she is not in the office today.
  8. is B. are C. am                          D. be
  9. ……………………. you the manager here?
  10. Is B. Are C. Am                         D. Be
  11. My boss ………………………. to make sure that all meetings finish on time.
  12. try B. trys C. is try                                   D. tries
  13. Peter and Mathew phone me and I want you to call ……………………..
  14. them B. theirs C. their                                    D. they
  15. Does he ………………………….. to France often?
  16. travel B. travels C. traveles                   D. traveling
  17. Microsoft is in the software business. It ……………………….. sell computers.
  18. don’t B. isn’t C. doesn’t                   D. not
  19. Please tell …………………… about your old company.
  20. our B. ours C. us                           D. we
  21. Hans never watches TV because he ………………………. too busy.
  22. does B. is                         C. doesn’t                    D. isn’t
  23. ……………………….. your new colleagues like the new office?
  24. Do B. Are                         C. Does                                   D. Is
  25. “Did the technician come to fix Ms. Lawson’s air conditioning?”

“Yes, he came to fix …………………….. for her yesterday.”

  1. her B. us C. them                                   D. it
  2. I like our new assistant. What do you think of ………………………….?
  3. us B. them             C. her                         D. it
  4. Our staff never ………………………. to work late.
  5. to go B. go                         C. is go                        D. are go

 

PART 6: WRITING

Exercise 1: Write the complete sentences

  1. One/ problems / that / companies / sometimes/ have / deal / be / how / handle negative publicity.

One of problems that companies sometimes have to deal with is how to handle negative publictity.

 

  1. Pierre/ often / late / meetings / and / this / often / make / boss/ angry.

Pierre is often late for meetings and this often makes his boss angry

 

  1. I / like / work / well – equipped office, / so / I / not/ have / move / lot.

I like working in a well -equipped office,so I donot have to move a lot

 

  1. Sales manager / often / spend / time / sit / room / and / work / phone.

The sales manager often spend her time sitting in her room and working on the phone.

 

  1. You / have got / right qualifications, / but we / look / someone / more experience / job.

You have got the right qualifications,but we are looking for someone with more experience for this job

 

 

Section 2: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the one printed before it.

  1. Some newspapers are more informative than others.
    Some newspapers are not as formative as the others
  2. We can avoid waiting by booking the tickets in advance.
    If we book the tickets in advance, we can avoid waiting

 

  1. It looks as if it will rain.
    I think it may rain
  2. Whose document is it?
    Who does this document belong to ?
  3. Although he was very rich, he wore simple clothes.
    Despite being very rich, he wore simple clothes

 

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PART 3: GRAMMAR

 

                                                                      

                                                                       MODALS

 

 

 

Exercise 1: Choose the correct word or phrase in italics to complete each sentence

  1. You must/ don’t have to save a file before you turn the computer off, or you will lose it.
  2. I’m afraid this is a non-smoking office, so you haven’t got to/ can’tsmoke in here.
  3. Employees are reminded that they mustn’t/ don’t have to use the office phone to make personal calls.
  4. You don’t have to/ mustn’t send that reminder to Eastwood’s – they paid the invoice this morning.
  5. In Iran, you don’t have to/ can’t buy or sell alcohol.

 

 

 

 

Exercise 2: Match the underlined phrases with a modal verb phrase a-h that has the same meaning.

1. It’s essential to pay off your debts on time. a. you shouldn’t-  
2. It isn’t allowed to use a mobile phone in here. b. you don’t have to-  
3. It isn’t necessary to be a graduate to apply for this job. c. you don’t need to-  
4. The rule is: show your passport when you buy foreign currency. d. you should –  
5. My advice is: search the web if you want to find a good job. e. you mustn’t  
6. It isn’t necessary to pay now, you can pay next week. f. you need to-  
7. My advice is: don’t go to a job interview without good preparation. g. you must-  
8. It’s necessary to have sales experience if you want to join the team. h. you have to-  
     

1-h/g/f

2-e

3-b/c

4-h

5-d

6-b/c

7-a

8-f/g/h

PART 5: WRITING

Exercise 1: Make all the changes to produce from the following sets of words and phrases to make a complete sentence.

  1. He / very / proud / work / he / done.

He was very proud  of the work he had done.

  1. Although / both legs / broken / crash, he / manage / get / out / car / before / it explode.

Although both his legs were broken in the crash, he managed to get out of the car before it exploded.

  1. market / new cars / worth / about $500 million / year.

The market for  new cars is worth about $500 millions a year.

  1. only thing/ they/ not steal/ television.

The only thing they didn’t steal was the television.

  1. You / need / have / approach / that / not / look like / sales pitch.

You need to have an approach that does not look like a sale pitch

 

 

Exercise 2:  Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it.

  1. That’s an insulting name to use for him.

Don’t call him that insulting name.

  1. After fighting the fire for twelve hours the firemen succeeded in putting it out.

The firemen managed to turn out the fire after  fighting it for twelve hours

  1. It isn’t necessary for you to finish by Saturday.

You don’t have/need to finish by Saturday.

  1. “How many survivors are there?” asked the journalist.

The journalist wanted to know the number of survivors / howmany survivors there were

  1. It was such rotten meat that it had to be thrown away.

The meat was so rotten that it had to be thrown away.

 

TOPIC 13: PRICES

PART 3: GRAMMAR

 

Exercise 1: Four words and phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D), are given beneath each sentence. You are to choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Circle your choice.

  1. She hasn’t written to me ………………….
  2. already B. yet C. never                       D. no longer
  3. ………………….the traffic was bad, I arrived on time.
  4. Although B. In spite of C. Despite                   D. Even
  5. Peter: …………………. you ever. ………………….  abroad?
  6. Have/ lived B. Did/ live      C. Are/ living              D. Do/ live

Mary: Yes, I spent two years in Canada in the 1990s.

  1. I have already …………………. about the new regulations of our class.
  2. hear B. listened C. heard                     D. listen
  3. She wondered …………………. her father looked like now, after so many years being apart
  4. how B. whose C. that                         D. what
  5. The girls have …………………. to the cinema. They will not be back until ten.
  6. come B. been C. gone           D. got
  7. Those students are taking the final test in May. They have studied hard in the school library …………………. March.
  8. for B. since C. in                            D. during
  9. The reason why you haven’t heard ………………….me is that I went abroad.
  10. of B. about C. from                       D. out of
  11. They first ………………….this film when they were students. This beautiful actress ………………….  on TV many times.
  12. saw/ appeared B. saw/ has appeared
  13. have seen/ has appeared D. saw/ appears
  14. It has rained and the ground . ………………….wet.
  15. has been B. was C. is                              D. being

Exercise 2: Complete the following sentences by putting the irregular verbs into the present perfect

  1. I’m going to send them a reminder. They (not pay) have not paid us for their last order.
  2. Their shares (fall) have fallen.by over 23% and now look like a good buy.
  3. (you/ write) Have you written.to them about that shipment, or do you want me to phone them?
  4. We (spend) have spent a lot on modernizing the factory, and it is now very well-equipped.
  5. Unemployment is very high here because a lot of factories (shut) have shut.down.
  6. The lawyers (draw) have drawn up the contracts, so we are now ready to go ahead with the deal.
  7. I (not speak) have not spoken…………………. to the MD about your proposal, but I will do it soon.
  8. (you/ find) Have you found.a suitable replacement for Mr. Chambers, or is the post still vacant?
  9. Anne (just/ get) have jusst got.back from lunch. Why don’t you call her now?

Peter, (you/ meet) have you met.David Long? He’s our new Finance Director

PART 6: WRITING

 

Exercise 1:  Build up sentences from the words given

  1. I / live / here / five years//

I lived here for five years

  1. Fred / be / pilot / 1992//

Fred has been a pilot since 1992

  1. We / know / each other / childhood//

We have known each other since childhood

  1. Mayumi/ Yoko / work / same/ office/ ten years//

Mayumi and Yoko have worked in the same office for ten years

  1. I / want / play / professional hockey / I/ four//

I have wanted to play professionnal hockey since I was four.

Exercise 2:Complete the sentences with for or since

  1. Jill is in Ireland now. She arrived there three days ago

She has been in Ireland for 3 day

  1. Jack is here. He arrived here on Tuesday.

He has been since Tuesday.

  1. It’s raining. It started an hour ago.

It rained/ been raining for an hour

  1. I know Sue. I first met Sue two years ago.

I’ve known Sue for two years

  1. I have a camera. I bought it in 1989.

I’ve had my / a camera since 1989

TOPIC 14: JOB – SEEKING

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Exercise 1:Complete the sentences with Let’s, Don’t, Please. 

  1. This equipment is very expensive. ___Please/ let’s__ be careful with it.
  2. I don’t want anyone to know about my new job yet. __Don’t__ tell anyone.
  3. It’s one o’clock. __Let’s__ go for lunch.
  4. It’s good to try different kinds of work. ___Don’t___ be afraid to change job.
  5. It’s a good job and we’re offering you a very good salary. __Please__ think about it.
  6. We don’t have time to discuss this question now. Let is leave it till tomorrow.
  7. __Please__ turn off all the lights when you leave the office.

Exercise 2: Give the correct form of verbs.

  1. That novel was written_____ (write) by a famous artist.
  2. The milk is delivered______ (deliver) every day.
  3. The manager’s car _was_repaired_____ (repair) last month.
  4. My mother let me ____use____ (use) her computer.
  5. His car needs _____repairing/ to be repaired_____ (repair).
  6. The date of that meeting have not been changed ____(change/not) yet.
  7. Look at this old house! They are being knocking (knock) down.

PART 6: WRITING

Exercise 1: Write the complete sentences

  1. When/ price of consumer goods/ go up/ inflation rate/also/ rise.

…When the price of consumer goods go up ,the inflation rate also rise……

  1. There/ be/ little/ variation/ price levels/ over/ last five years.

… There have been little variation in price levels over  the last five years……..

  1. It/ possible/ us/ open/ new showroom/ introduce/ products/ customers.

…It is possible for us open a new showroom to introduce for products customers…..

  1. applicant / too/ inexperienced/ us / employ.

……The applicant is too inexperienced for us to employ ……

  1. business/ suffer/ loss/ last year/ because/ we/ not/ raise/ price/ cover/ expense.

……Our business suffer  a loss last year because we did not raise the price to cover expense……

 

Exercise 2: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the one printed before it.

  1. Mr. Grey’s business may be better than he say it is.

It is possible that Mr. Grey’s business .will be better than he say it is…..

  1. We have no time to prepare the speech.

We don’t have any time to prepare the speech

  1. If he doesn’t apologize I will never invite him home again.

Unless he apologies, I will never invite him home again

  1. That restaurant is so dirty that no one wants to eat there.

It is ……so dirty that no one wants to eat there……..

  1. I prefer this job to that one.

I like this job better than that one

TOPIC 15: MOTIVATION

PART 3: GRAMMAR

Exercise 1: Match the first and second parts of the sentences below. Then try to finish the sentences in other ways.

1. If we had some better players a. I wouldn’t have a problem buying shoes.
2. I could give you a lift home b. if you didn’t drive so fast.
3. If Robert did a little more practice, c. she might get a good pass.
4. I wouldn’t feel so nervous d. if my car wasn’t at the garage.
5. If we spoke perfect English, e. we’d have a chance of winning the cup.
6. You would feel much healthier f. if you helped more around the house.
7. If my feet weren’t so big, g. I’d try windsurfing.
8. You’d make friends h. if you took a little more exercise.
9. If I were you, i. we wouldn’t have to these exercises.
10. I’d really appreciate it j. if you were a little more sociable.
11. He could look much smarter k. if you didn’t talk about computers all the time.
12. If Anna did the necessary work, l. he’d be excellent guitarist.
13. She wouldn’t think you were boring m. if I had more free time.
14. If I had the confidence, n. I’d be very careful what you say to him.
15. I’d decorate the kitchen o. if he took more interest in clothes.


1-E, 2-D , 3-L,4-B, 5-i, 6-H, 7-A, 8-J, 9-N, 10-f, 11-O , 12-C, 13-K, 14-G, 15-m

Exercise 2: First or second conditional? Put the verbs in brackets into the right tenses

  1. If everyone (contribute)…contributed….10% of their salaries to charity, there would (be) would be….no poverty.
  2. I am sure we (meet) will met our targets if we (maintain) …maintain…….our current level of sales.
  3. If I (be) were in your position, I (insist) would insisted…….on having more staff in the department.
  4. Please have a seat. If you (wait) ………wait……….a couple of minutes, I (give) …will give…………….you a lift.
  5. I’m expecting a fax from Grayson’s. If it (come) ………comes……….today, please (let) ………let……….me know at once.

PART 5: WRITING

Exercise 1: Use the suggested words to write complete sentences. Make any changes and additions if necessary

  1. Give/ receive/ gifts/ part/ business life/ countries.

…Giving and receving gifts is an important part of bussiness life in many/ Some countries

  1. If/late/ meeting/ give/ excuse.

…If you are late for a meeting you have to given an excuse………

  1. I/ Richard/ be/here/ give/ important/ information.

…My name is Richard and I am here today to give you some important information……

  1. If/ not/ bring/ map/ you/ lost/because/ this city/ large.

…If you  do not bring a map you will get lost because this city  is very large………

  1. It/ embarrassing/ because/ I/ put/ different/ socks/ work/ this morning.

…It was embarrassing because I put on diffierent  coloured socks to work this morning……

Exercise 2: Rewrite these sentences using the words given

  1. We don’t see you very often because you live so far away.

If you do not live so far away ,we had see you more often

  1. The reason I can’t contact them is that I haven’t got their address.

If… I haven’t got their address I can’t contact them……

  1. I won’t give you an answer because I haven’t got the authority.

I haven’t got the authority I won’t give you an answer……

  1. We have to start the meeting without him because he can’t get here soon.

Unless…he can’t get here soon we have to start the meeting without him…

  1. If nothing goes wrong, we will sign the deal tomorrow.

We……will sign the deal tomorrow…unless…nothing goes wrong…

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