Progress Test 1 (Units 1 - 4

Working with words
1 Complete these sentences with words from the list.
innovation reputation rapport tradition professionalism principles extravagance

3 Complete these sentences with words from the list.
rewards motivate schemes recognition performance achievement morale

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One way to_________staff is to simply give them praise. Winning this contract is my biggest _________so far. I don’t feel I get any______for the work I do. No oneever says how well I’ve done. Maybe you’d boost staff_____by holding some teammeetings and offering some incentives.

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Our famous_____________with customers is builton good quality and a fair price. I don’t think he has any_______.As long as it makes money, he’ll sell it. Ongoing staff training is crucial in order to maintain a high level of_________________. Buying this brand new car was an_________________but it’s good to spoil yourself sometimes.


We need to improve the overall______of this department - we’re quite inefficient at some things.


The company needs some fresh ideas and real _________________to bring it into the 21st century. 6

The company offers a number of incentive_______.For example, we give bonuses to effective employees.


I’m sad he’s going. We had a good________________and relationship, so I liked doing business with him. 7

Getting staff to work harder isn’t all about money. There are a number of non-cash _________we can use.


If we stretch the brand to appeal to a younger market, wemight lose the customers who like_________________and have always chosen our products.

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4 Choose the correct answer from the words in italics. 1
2 Everything’s going according to plan and we’re even ahead of / behind schedule. I’ve looked at these figures and you’re over / within budget. How do you plan to solve that problem? 3 4 5 6 Your lack of / upfront planning shouldn’t result in a later breakdown of the project. To avoid delays, we mustn’t miss / make the deadline. I’ve run out of / into some money. Can you lend me some? How unrealistic / accurate is your forecast for the budget? Can you check it again to make sure it’s right?

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2 Complete the missing words in these sentences. 1
2 I think all our staff feel v_________and appreciated.That’s why they stay working here. The best benefit of my job is the company c_________.It saves me a lot of money on travel. 3 Giving positive f________ and saying things like ‘Welldone’ and ‘Good work’ can be simple but effective. 4 5 My company pays 30% of my private pension p____. I have a low salary but I receive some perks and benefits like private medical i_________.

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Business Result Upper-Intermediate

We use cutting-edge / key technology in all our phones. I heard. 4 5 Let’s talk again when I______________(get) back.). only a few weeks. ______ OUT OF 6 2 Put these words in the right order to make questions and write them in the conversation. I_________________(remember) you told me. I’m not convinced this is a commercially.g. Amazing! 4__________________________? It was.viable proposition / potential and so I can’t invest in it. we both began with the same company. The bus________________ (leave) every half hour. 11 12 One potential benefit / concept is that it could help refugees around the world. Our hard work has paid_________. etc.1_______________________________? No. off. Online ordering________________ (become) more andmore popular with many of our clients.7 Spending in your department seems to be completely under / out of control! What you do to cut costs? can Language at work 1 Complete these sentences with the present simple or present continuous form of the verbs in brackets. Can we bring_________ travel costs? __________________________________? Yes. 1 2 3 We________________ (currently / update) our website.Results are good! We’re over budget. My father was Indian and met my mother. ______ OUT OF 6 Business Result Upper-Intermediate . 8 Nanotechnology is one of the great technological advantages / breakthroughs of the last few years. 9 10 Don’t bother me with theory! I need some key / practical solutions to this problem. My staff have taken________the challenge and are working on ways to reduce delays. 3 ______ OUT OF 14 5 Complete these sentences with a preposition (e. No one else uses anything quite as modern. 6 ______ OUT OF 5 __________________________________? B Ireland. 1 2 3 4 5 6 A B A B A B A B A B A spent you China much time in have you who told Jem do know you that Randall and Sons was with India you from aren’t you’re did she where from come So. 1 2 3 4 5 How did you come up_________such a good idea? The company was set_________ in 1996. A major / revolutionary advantage of using fingerprints is that they are nearly impossible to copy. up. Before that I was in India. 6 Yes. 13 14 Apple always uses viable / state-of-the-art design which makes its products so distinctive. Anyway 5______________________? That’s right. Really? 2____________________________? Your colleague Jemima. The department_____________(work) harder thannormal because two people are off this week. Yes.

_________________(you / book) a holiday this year? A No. ______ OUT OF 4 3 4 Complete this conversation with the present perfect or past simple form of the verbs in brackets. 6 The new changes next year mean that our customers _________________check their details online._________ they? 6 Complete these sentences with verbs from the list. So not much time for golf!What about you? Are you still playing? B Yes. Actually. ______ OUT OF 4 Business Result Upper-Intermediate . He booked the hotel two months _______. Dubai sounds nice. 1 _________there haven’t been any real difficulties._________it? The speaker wasn’t very interesting.________you? Everyone liked the entertainment. _________he? You haven’t been here before. We 3 1 Do you know what the problem is? I ___________access anything on this computer today! 4 They__________ reduce their prices for over a year but they promise to on this order. Result_______out of 70 = _________ % ______ OUT OF 6 5 Choose the correct option a-c to complete each sentence.3 Complete the question tags. we 4_________________(have) a holiday in Dubai last week so I 5 6 ______________(play) there. A B So what are you doing at the moment? I _________________(change) companiessince I saw you last. 5 We were lucky because we__________see a gapin the market before anyone else. will be able to were able to can’t won’t be able to can couldn’t haven’t been able to 1 2 I__________ let you know until next week We__________ find a solution for a long time butthen someone in R&D came up with a great idea. ______ OUT OF 6 _______________ (just / win) a new contract. There is one extra verb. not yet. A B A Really? I 2_________________(not / know) that! Do you still work for the same company? Yes. and we’re really busy. 1 2 3 4 It’s Anthea. a in the last month a already 4 a already b just b ago b of last week c to date c yet c so far 3 They haven’t made their final decision _______. I’m with Anateck now. b Yesterday c A couple of weeks ago a Up to now 2 We received all the offers by the end_______.