Study Help for Business English 2 Midterm ExamI. Topics included on the midterm:
Explaining charts and graphs – week 1 – words to describe the movement of charts and graphs
Forms of business organization in the U.S. – study the charts in the PPT – Slides 4, 6, 7 and 9
Roles of executives and Board of Directors in a corporation
Key terms – Corporate Governance, Transparency
Traits of a Good CEO/Leader –
Vocabulary – words on the document called “VOCABULARY” on www.scribd.com2. Types of questions:
Reading comprehension3. Examples of these types of questions:Multiple-choice questions:
A multiple-choice question gives you 4 answers. You are to choose one. Only one of the four answers is correct.
Example: This question is about the article “A Bankruptcy of Trust, 1: Enron”Which group of people is not mentioned as suffering from Enron’s collapse?a)Employees with pension plans at Enronb)Enron executives who had received bonusesc)Investors in Enrond)Employees who had bought Enron stockThe answer is “b)” – the executives who received bonuses did not suffer from Enron’s collapse.All of the other groups of people are mentioned in paragraph 5 of the article as suffering fromEnron’s collapse.Matching questions:
Matching questions give you two lists of words and you must match the word with its meaning. Thismeans that you must know the meaning (definition) of the vocabulary words. There is one or twoextra answers.
Example: Match the following words from the vocabulary list with their meaning: _____1. Rubber stampA. Payment or benefit received in addition to salary _____2. Win-winB. A shocking event _____3. ScandalC. Take some action to become better known to the public _____4. PerksD. Guaranteeing a favorable outcome for everyone involvedE. Automatically giving the OK to somethingYou would answer as follows: __E___1. Rubber stampA. Payment or benefit received in addition to salary __D___2. Win-winB. A shocking event __B___3. ScandalC. Take some action to become better known to the public __A___4. PerksD. Guaranteeing a favorable outcome for everyoneinvolvedE. Automatically giving the OK to something