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Level: Pre-intermediate

Module 1

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I.

LISTENING (20 points)

1. You will hear an extract from a presentation by Hal Bonelli about his company, which is called
Flicker. Choose the correct answer – a, b or c. You will hear the presentation twice.
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Who is Mr Bonelli presenting to?
a) visitors

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b)investors

The first part of Mr Bonelli’s presentation is about …
a) general company information b) employment

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c) finance

What kind of company is Flicker?
a) manufacturing

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c) customers

b) retail

c) services company

Hal explains that the company plans to …
a) merge with another company b) move to new offices in the USA
c) move into new industry sectors

2. Listen again and complete these sentences (5–10).
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Mr Bonelli’s job in the company is ____________________ .

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Flicker’s sales of cigarette lighters today are $____________________ million.

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The number of employees in Ohio is now ____________________.

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Sales in China are currently $____________________ million.

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Mr Bonelli expects sales in China to go ____________________.

10 In the future, the company plans to sell ____________________. (Give one example only.)

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4. The series of levels that lead to better and better jobs make up a… a) a career plan b) a career move c) a career ladder d) a career break Professional Language and Teacher Training Centre . d) unreliable’. If you return goods to the seller because you were dissatisfied with them. we are… a) out of stock’. The percentage of sales a company has in a particular market is its… a) share price b) stock market c) market share d) turnover 6. A company which is more than 50% owned by a parent company is called a: a) b) c) d) head office headquarters subsidiary branch 2. b) working capital. d) the workforce. All the people who work in a particular company or factory are called… a) workmates. you get… a) a retail b) a refund c) a discount d) a revenue 3. The time when you can change your mind and cancel an order is called… a) money back guarantee b) cooling off period c) after sales service d) method of payment 7.Level: Pre-intermediate Module 1 II. c) the working group. 5.’ c) ex-warehouse’. VOCABULARY (20 points) Choose the best answer. b) out of order. 1. What do you say if you don’t have a particular product available to sell? ‘Sorry.

she ………………………………... (think) it’s boring.... he …………………………………………... but now it’s 6:30 and he ……………………………………………………………... ……………………………………………... Put the verbs in brackets in either the Present Tense Simple or the Present Tense Continuous...... Professional Language and Teacher Training Centre . (5 points) 1.... 7.... …………………………………………………..... They ………………………………….......... Helen ..... I....... 3.. (not watch) TV in the evening. 5... Yes...........(think) it’s a good idea.. Where ……………………………………………………...... ………………………………………. Products and services offered at a large discount are generally a(n)… a) sale b) bargain c) offer d) opportunity 10.. (meet) his friends there.... (watch) her favourite show.Level: Pre-intermediate Module 1 8. 4...(be) a little too demanding.......... I.... they …………………………………. you say it’s a(n)… a) method of payment b) bargain c) interest-free credit d) cooling off period.(think) her boss …………………………………. 2...... (still/ work). I agree. GRAMMAR (20 points) A... 6.. He always ………………………………………………….......(think) about it.. (Jane/ like) her new job? Not really.. The money a company makes after taking away its costs represents its … a) revenue b) turnover c) profit d) market share 9..... (go) to (Peter/ the go)? He cinema.... they ………………………………………… (not enjoy) it.... (they/ enjoy) the party? No..(stay) at the Astoria while she’s in Madrid this month.. but at no extra cost..... I’ll let you know tomorrow..... When you can pay some time after you buy........ (leave) his office at 6 pm.. 8. but their mother always ………………………………………..

You ……………………………. the caller says something you didn’t understand. 1. Put the verbs in brackets in either the Past Tense Simple or Continuous. ……………………………. they ………………………. There’s a ‘No smoking’ sign. please. 3. Her secretary answers. When Paula was 10.. You say: a) Sorry. 2. You say: a) I want to speak to Pat King.you help me.. There’s a lot of food in the refrigerator. C. (ring). While they …………………………… (watch) the news. What ………………………………………. Fill in the blanks with the proper modals. ……………………………. 3. If you have a headache. On the phone. (hear) a strange noise. d) I can’t get through to Pat King. you ……………………………… see a doctor. She …………………………………… (leave) the house when the phone …………………………. I didn’t catch that. please. to eat it. 4. 1. (you do) yesterday at 5 pm? 2.Level: Pre-intermediate Module 1 B.to arrive at work in time only because she took a taxi. d) What? Professional Language and Teacher Training Centre . 6. It’s just some friendly advice. b) You’re not speaking clearly. c) I’d like to speak to Pat King. 7. 5. 2. you ……………………………. c) I don’t understand. You make a phone call to Pat King.smoke in here. 1. Jane ……………………………………. If you don’t like this cake.you like a cup of coffee? FUNCTIONS (10 points) Choose the most polite response. she …………………………… swim very well. b) Pat King. please? I’m not very good at computers.

d) I’m afraid she isn’t here today. his factory in a small town in the west of England produces 8. Dyson spent 15 years trying to persuade the banks to support his ideas and enable him to set up production of the new vacuum cleaners.10 an hour. b) That’s impossible. The company achieved sales of £220 million in 2007 and spends around 10 percent of turnover on new product development. someone says: “I think we should cancel the project”. Moving the main production facility to Malaysia will result in a loss of 800 jobs. b) Sorry. The 54-year-old design engineer is well-known for his invention of a vacuum cleaner that operates without a bag. But the quality of the Malaysian cleaners is as high as the British-made ones. c) But this is an important project for us. Can I take a message? 4.Level: Pre-intermediate Module 1 3. In a meeting about a project. Our delivery time is ten days. that’s too difficult. who isn’t in the office today. From the Guardian Professional Language and Teacher Training Centre . The R&D department will continue to be based in Britain. c) Next week! d) I’m afraid we can’t deliver next days. You say: a) No.50 an hour: in the UK they are £4.that’s a stupid idea. has surprised his country by deciding to move production to the Far East. b) I disagree completely. The caller wants to speak to your colleague. after six years in business. You answer the phone in your office. He said the decision to cut back the UK workforce was a sad and difficult one. but your delivery time is ten days. c) You can’t speak to her. but we could deliver in ten days. The company. Now. You can speak to me. Dyson described R&D as “the heart and soul” of the business. Labour costs at the Malaysian plant are only £1.800 in total. and it’s going to make a lot of money! d) You’re crazy! READING (20 points) Read the article and answer the questions: James Dyson. Dyson believes the move will enable the company to cut production costs by 30 percent. You say: a) She’s not here. You are the seller in a negotiation. 5. The buyer needs the goods next week. said it had decided to move production because of the success of a plant established in Malaysia two years ago. Many people fear for the future of British manufacturing if this trend continues. Both the UK government and the unions have expressed their horror at the decision. A number of other companies have also moved production to lower cost countries in recent months. which employs 1. He plans to put the savings into research and development so as to create new technology products for the future. You disagree: a) You are wrong. millionaire inventor and successful British businessman. she can’t talk to you now.000 vacuum cleaners a day.

b) selling.000 b) £2. James Dyson… a) has been in business for a long time. d) many other British companies are based there. b) expected this decision. c) didn’t expect this decision. Dyson’s move will enable him to… a) keep some production in the UK. d) don’t think it will make a big difference to British manufacturing. b) sells only in Britain. 6. How much did Dyson spend on R&D in the year 2007? a) £200. Dyson wants to move the production to Malaysia because… a) his main markets are in the Far East. c) was first produced 15 years ago. d) reduce the cost of R&D. b) started his business with his own money. 2. This means that the British people… a) think it’s a good idea.Level: Pre-intermediate Module 1 1. c) put more money into R&D. d) has a factory in London. b) has no experience of manufacturing in Malaysia. Dyson’s product… a) is a new technology product. 7. c) better production facilities. c) developed a new product. 4. d) had a factory in Malaysia for two years but closed it. d) his staff.2 million c) £22 million d) £220 million Professional Language and Teacher Training Centre . Dyson’s decision has “surprised his country”. c) tried to move to Malaysia two years ago but was not successful. b) have his R&D department in Malaysia. c) he lives there. b) production is cheaper than in the UK. Dyson wants to spend more money on… a) research and development. 3. 5. 8. d) sells only in the Far East. The company… a) has a factory in Malaysia now.

Hope to see you soon.30 and 1. Perhaps we could go out for dinner one evening? Please let me know if you have time and if so. d) He wants to live in Malaysia. which day you would prefer.30 p. He means that… a) it is the most difficult part. I’m going to be in your area next week. b) He is sorry that people will lose their jobs.m. Say that you are very busy next week. but you would like to meet Joy again. c) He isn’t sure about his decision at the moment. Dyson says that R&D is the “heart and soul” of the business. Best wishes Joy Professional Language and Teacher Training Centre . and it would be great if we could meet. You are free on Monday or Wednesday between 12. 10. b) it is the most important part. c) it is the most expensive part. How does Dyson feel about moving to Malaysia? a) He’s completely happy about it. Suggest lunch. WRITING (10 points) You receive this e-mail. Hi! Remember me? We met at the conference in St Petersburg last May. Write a reply of 50 to 60 words. d) it is the most interesting part.Level: Pre-intermediate Module 1 9.

Level: Pre-intermediate Module 1 Maximum score: 100 points  100-95 Excellent  94-85 Very Good  84-75 Good  74-65 Satisfactory  64-55 Poor  54-45 Very Poor Professional Language and Teacher Training Centre .