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Business English / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 5

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Business
Q1

I was pleased to receive your response to my proposal but there are one or two points that need ........
(a) notification

Q2

(b) certification

(c) clarification

(d) signification

A report has just been ....... that gives details of the causes of this trend towards informality in the business
sector.
(a) published

Q3

(b) directed

(c) opened

(d) held

According to the ....... in the report it is clear that employees under the age of 35 prefer to dress casually at
work.
(a) seeking

Q4

(d) probing

(b) endured

(c) suffered

(d) tolerated

All employees are kindly requested to ....... from smoking in the presence of customers.
(a) stop

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(c) findings

Thirty years ago this kind of informality would not have been ........
(a) withheld

Q5

(b) searching

(b) restrain

(c) refrain

(d) restrict

The meeting went on for three hours and as a result there was no time left to discuss all the topics on the
........
(a) list

Q7

(b) index

(c) contents

(d) agenda

There's really no point in hoping to add important topics right at the end of the meeting under the heading of
any other ........
(a) business

Q8

(c) activity

(d) tasks

The chairman was obliged to bring the meeting to a ....... because a fire broke out in the adjoining room.
(a) cessation

Q9

(b) work

(b) standstill

(c) stopping

(d) halt

It is absolutely essential that the clerk takes care to ....... any decisions that have been reached during the
meeting.
(a) time

(b) minute

(c) detail

(d) measure

Q10 As so few members had turned up at the meeting, it was decided to ....... it until further notice.
(a) delay

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(b) wait

(c) postpone

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(d) hold

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Business English / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 6

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Finance (1)
Q1

The one big fear of all world economies is that of ........


(a) regression

Q2

(d) receding

(b) interesting

(c) infusing

(d) investing

If ever you find you have an unexpected expense, you can always ....... some money from your savings.
(a) extract

Q4

(c) recession

You are never too young to start ....... some money in a savings account.
(a) inputting

Q3

(b) repression

(b) exit

(c) withhold

(d) withdraw

At certain times of the year your shares will ....... a good profit but you must also be prepared for them to go
down in value.
(a) yield

Q5

(b) drop

(c) cut

(d) slice

(b) dealing

(c) dealer

(d) dealt

Now that the summer has started, big department stores are hoping that sales of holiday items will ........
(a) take on

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(d) throw up

We got a very good ....... when we bought that three piece suite for half its usual price.
(a) deal

Q7

(c) increase

You can ....... the cost of insuring your car if you keep it in a garage.
(a) refine

Q6

(b) take up

(b) take up

(c) take off

(d) take to

The two companies have decided to ....... because they believe that their combined resources will produce
greater profits.
(a) merge

Q9

(b) double

(c) mix

(d) blend

When someone dies and their ....... reach a certain figure, their family has to pay an additional tax.
(a) profits

(b) wealth

(c) assets

(d) products

Q10 The loan you have taken out is for a ....... term, which in your case is 5 years.
(a) steady

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(b) fixed

(c) long

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(d) exact

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Business English / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 7

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Finance (2)
Q1

When you go to an auction and you want to buy a particular item, you can simply make a ....... for it.
(a) try

Q2

(b) test

(c) go

(d) bid

The larger company did not really want to join with the smaller one because it was more interested in a
........
(a) turn over

Q3

(b) found

(c) fined

(d) funded

(b) slowly

(c) slowdown

(d) slow

(b) upstart

(c) uptake

(d) upward

(b) order

(c) place

(d) trade

The future of his job was at ....... when he made the decision to invest in new machinery.
(a) steak

Q9

(d) Adding

The ....... books for manufacturers of small cars are now full following the rise in petrol.
(a) exercise

Q8

(c) Pricing

The ....... in the market was seen as a positive sign that the recession was over.
(a) upturn

Q7

(b) Trading

The reason for the ....... in the economy is because there is a great deal of uncertainty at the moment.
(a) slowness

Q6

(d) takeover

This sport centre has largely been ....... by money that has come from the national lottery.
(a) founded

Q5

(c) overtaker

....... on the stockmarket just before Christmas is usually very slow.


(a) Working

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(b) turn up

(b) state

(c) stake

(d) stress

After their house had been ......., they decided to sell it and buy a bigger one.
(a) valued

(b) priced

(c) cost

(d) prized

Q10 Fifty people were made ....... when the company suffered a severe financial shock.
(a) useless

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(b) unwanted

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(c) unneeded

(d) redundant

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Business English / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 8

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Finance (3)
Q1

If you cannot get a job and remain ....... for a long period, you can claim some money from the state.
(a) unengaged

Q2

(b) unattached

(c) unemployed

(d) unused

The great thing about this guarantee is that there is never any doubt and there is no ....... about getting your
money back.
(a) squabble

Q3

(b) block

(c) pile

(d) heap

(b) Borrowers

(c) Lenders

(d) Investors

(b) chief

(c) capital

(d) bulk

(b) debt

(c) charge

(d) payment

It may seem a long way into the future but in the end you will get some ....... from your investment.
(a) produce

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(d) shortslide

We will make no ....... for the catalogue, which you can take with our compliments.
(a) cost

Q8

(c) shortdown

When you take out a large loan over many years, you don't start paying off the ....... for some time.
(a) main

Q7

(b) shortfall

....... are people who put money into a business in the hope of making a profit.
(a) Spenders

Q6

(d) quarrel

When you retire, you should get a pension and a ....... sum from your employers.
(a) lump

Q5

(c) quibble

There is a substantial ....... between the money you have available and the amount you need to spend.
(a) shortdrop

Q4

(b) argument

(b) benefit

(c) products

(d) price

There is still an outstanding ....... on that account, which must be paid in 30 days.
(a) balance

(b) scale

(c) difference

(d) cost

(c) numbers

(d) standards

Q10 Interest ....... are at their lowest level since the 1950's.
(a) figures

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(b) rates

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Business English / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 9

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Money
Q1

It's useful when you go to an auction if you're ready with cash in ........
(a) pocket

Q2

(d) actual

(b) little

(c) tiny

(d) petty

(b) stream

(c) flow

(d) run

(b) out

(c) up

(d) in

(c) massing

(d) creating

Whatever she does, she just can't help ....... money.


(a) doing

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(c) real

At the casino you can cash ....... your chips at the desk.
(a) off

Q6

(b) hard

At the moment we are experiencing some cash ....... problems because little money is coming in.
(a) fly

Q5

(d) hand

Every office has a certain amount of ....... cash to pay for things like tea, coffee or stamps.
(a) small

Q4

(c) case

I prefer to deal in ....... cash rather than cheques.


(a) solid

Q3

(b) purse

(b) making

There doesn't seem to be anyone working really hard for the business and yet they all seem to earn .......
money.
(a) facile

Q8

(c) easy

(d) quick

If you don't want to use a cheque or postal order, you can always use a money ........
(a) order

Q9

(b) simple

(b) command

(c) instruction

(d) directive

That new invention has been very successful and has proved to be a money ....... for its creator.
(a) driver

(b) worker

(c) spinner

(d) turner

Q10 This machine is obviously useless and if I were you I'd get your money ........
(a) back

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(b) again

(c) return

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(d) up

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