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Departments

Which department do you work in?

In production. /
In the production department.

Use the expressions to complete the sentences. Use the verb in the
appropriate Present Simple form.
Bbe in retail make cars sell machines be oil
workers
talk to people all over the world open
In production

He works in the production department.

In training

__________________________________
She works in a call centre.
______________________________________________
Mariam works in a shop.
_______________________________________________
In sales

They work on an oil rig.

In accounts

________________________________________________
We work in a bank.
___________________________________________________
She works in the sales department.
______________________________________
Use the verbs to complete the sentences. Use the appropriate
Present Simple form. Also, add the department.
interview work sell go phone
organise
organise decide get find look after In human
He _____ on new products that the company can sell. Hes in
resources (RH)
______________.

In marketing

They ___________ people who want to work for the company. Theyre
in _________.
He _________ to banks to find the money that the company needs.
Hes in ________.
Paola ___________________the companys website. Shes in
___________________.
In research
and
development
(R&D)

Peter __________ to visit customers. Hes in


________________________________.
Janeth ___________ courses for people working in the company. Shes
in _________.

In finance

Nelson __________ how much money the company needs to borrow.


Hes in ______.
We __________ on the machines that make our products. Im in
_________________.
I __________ people who havent paid. Im in
________________________________.
Myriam ___________ the companys advertising. Shes in
______________________.
Milton _________ the money from customers and pays everyone that
the company owes money to. Hes in ____________.
They _________ the companys products. Theyre in
__________________________.
A NEW BUSINESS
Before you read

Some positions in the company


1. Read the following functions of some people in a company.
2. Put them under each position.
3. Add another function or responsibility. Use the present simple.

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

Welcomes visitors
Runs a company.
Does secretarial work for top management.
Keeps the accounts in the Finance Department.
Runs the companys financial affairs.

f.

Heads the department that adverti


products.
g. Heads the department responsible
research and the development of n
h. Is responsible for selling the produc
i. Heads the department responsible
the product.
j. Is responsible for staff matters like
employees.

Managing Director

Executive Secretary

Sales and Marketing


Manager

Sales Representative

Personnel Manager

Research and
Development
Manager

Finance Director

Accountant

V. Classify the following words according to the categories given:

// 3 pounds of sugar // little salt // little bread // few eggs // one glass of water //
some peppers // a lot of oranges // 2 bottles of oil // a lot of coffee // some cheese //

uncountable

countable

VI. Complete the following sentences with the most suitable words:

1.How______________apples ___ there on the table? There_______________________________


2.How_______________ sugar ___ there on the box? There_______________________________

3.______ there ______ milk in the fridge? No, there______________________________________

4. ______there_______ bottles of water in the bag? Yes, there_____________________________

5.Does she need________ oranges for the salad? No, she_________________________________


6.Do the buy _________ salt for the recipe? Yes, they____________________________________

Answer these questions.


a) What is the first thing you do when you go to work or college?
b) What do you do at lunchtime?

Match the words (14) to the correct definitions (ad).


1 online
a) someone who works for the same company
2 full-time
b) on the Internet
3 web designer
c) working eight hours a day, five days a week
4 colleague
d) someone who designs websites as a job

Read this article adapted from the Financial Times and answer the questions on the next page.

Business diary: Paul Trible, Paul Watson


As told Vanessa Friedman

Paul Trible
and
Paul
Watson
are founders of
Ledbury,
a
company
that makes luxury shirts. Their
company is in Richmond, USA.
5
The first thing they do
every day when they get to
work is
check customer emails.
They
do
about 95 per cent of their
business
online, selling
about 4,500 shirts
10
a month. They sell 5 per
cent of their shirts in the
store in

Richmond, Virginia.
The company has two
fulltime
employees. They dont have
15
official
meetings. They
talk to
each other. At
lunchtime,
they
go
to the shop to talk to
customers.
They spend 25 per cent of
the
day on the phone with their
20
web
designer. The
website
takes
a
lot
of time and money.
To
raise
money
($300,000) to

After you read


1 Match the questions (16) to the correct

start the business, they


asked 20 friends from their
business school
25
to invest money. Their
friends also wear the shirts
and introduce their colleagues
to the company. For example,
an investor who works
in a large insurance
company in
30
Houston wore their shirts,
and
in the past
four months they got
about 12 more customers
from there.

Complete these sentences about the

answers (af).
1 What does the company make?
a)
check e-mails
2 Where is the company?
b) their
colleagues
3 What is the first thing Paul Trible c) shirts
and Paul Watson do every day?
d)
Richmond, USA
4 What do they do at lunchtime?
e) talk
to customers
5 How do they talk to their web
f) on
the phone
designer?
6 Who do friends introduce to the
company?

article using is, isnt, are or arent.


a) Paul Trible and Paul Watson __________the
founders of the company.
b) Ledbury __________based in the USA.
c) There __________ 20 employees, there
are two
employees.
d) Most of their customers ___________
online.
e) There ___________ a meeting every day.

Over to you
Talk about a company that you know. Say: what it is called? Where it is based? What it sells or
makes? Who is the founder or chief executive? How many employees are there?
A NEW BUSINESS
Before you read
1

Answer these questions.


a) What is the first thing you do when you go to work or college?
b) What do you do at lunchtime?

Match the words (14) to the correct definitions (ad).


1 online
a) someone who works for the same company
2 full-time
b) on the Internet
3 web designer
c) working eight hours a day, five days a week
4 colleague
d) someone who designs websites as a job

Read this article adapted from the Financial Times and answer the questions on the next page.

Business diary: Paul Trible, Paul Watson


As told Vanessa Friedman

Paul Trible
and
Paul
Watson
are founders of
Ledbury,
a
company
that makes luxury shirts. Their
company is in Richmond, USA.
5
The first thing they do
every day when they get to

Richmond, Virginia.
The company has two
fulltime
employees. They dont have
15
official
meetings. They
talk to
each other. At
lunchtime,
they
go

start the business, they


asked 20 friends from their
business school
25
to invest money. Their
friends also wear the shirts
and introduce their colleagues
to the company. For example,

work is
check customer emails.
They
do
about 95 per cent of their
business
online, selling
about 4,500 shirts
10
a month. They sell 5 per
cent of their shirts in the
store in

to the shop to talk to


customers.
They spend 25 per cent of
the
day on the phone with their
20
web
designer. The
website
takes
a
lot
of time and money.
To
raise
money
($300,000) to

After you read


1 Match the questions (16) to the correct
answers (af).
1 What does the company make?
a)
check e-mails
2 Where is the company?
b) their
colleagues
3 What is the first thing Paul Trible c) shirts
and Paul Watson do every day?
d)
Richmond, USA
4 What do they do at lunchtime?
e) talk
to customers
5 How do they talk to their web
f) on
the phone
designer?
6 Who do friends introduce to the
company?

an investor who works


in a large insurance
company in
30
Houston wore their shirts,
and
in the past
four months they got
about 12 more customers
from there.

2 Complete these sentences about the


article using is, isnt, are or arent.
a) Paul Trible and Paul Watson __________the
founders of the company.
b) Ledbury __________based in the USA.
c) There __________ 20 employees, there
are two
employees.
d) Most of their customers ___________
online.
e) There ___________ a meeting every day.

Over to you
Talk about a company that you know. Say: what it is called? Where it is based? What it sells or
makes? Who is the founder or chief executive? How many employees are there?
A NEW BUSINESS
Before you read
1

Answer these questions.


a) What is the first thing you do when you go to work or college?
b) What do you do at lunchtime?

Match the words (14) to the correct definitions (ad).


1 online
a) someone who works for the same company
2 full-time
b) on the Internet
3 web designer
c) working eight hours a day, five days a week
4 colleague
d) someone who designs websites as a job

Read this article adapted from the Financial Times and answer the questions on the next page.

Business diary: Paul Trible, Paul Watson


As told Vanessa Friedman

Paul Trible
and
Paul
Watson
are founders of
Ledbury,
a
company
that makes luxury shirts. Their
company is in Richmond, USA.
5
The first thing they do
every day when they get to
work is
check customer emails.
They
do
about 95 per cent of their
business
online, selling
about 4,500 shirts
10
a month. They sell 5 per
cent of their shirts in the
store in

Richmond, Virginia.
The company has two
fulltime
employees. They dont have
15
official
meetings. They
talk to
each other. At
lunchtime,
they
go
to the shop to talk to
customers.
They spend 25 per cent of
the
day on the phone with their
20
web
designer. The
website
takes
a
lot
of time and money.
To
raise
money
($300,000) to

After you read


1 Match the questions (16) to the correct
answers (af).
1 What does the company make?
a)
check e-mails
2 Where is the company?
b) their
colleagues
3 What is the first thing Paul Trible c) shirts
and Paul Watson do every day?
d)
Richmond, USA
4 What do they do at lunchtime?
e) talk
to customers
5 How do they talk to their web
f) on
the phone
designer?
6 Who do friends introduce to the
company?

start the business, they


asked 20 friends from their
business school
25
to invest money. Their
friends also wear the shirts
and introduce their colleagues
to the company. For example,
an investor who works
in a large insurance
company in
30
Houston wore their shirts,
and
in the past
four months they got
about 12 more customers
from there.

2 Complete these sentences about the


article using is, isnt, are or arent.
a) Paul Trible and Paul Watson __________the
founders of the company.
b) Ledbury __________based in the USA.
c) There __________ 20 employees, there
are two
employees.
d) Most of their customers ___________
online.
e) There ___________ a meeting every day.

Over to you
Talk about a company that you know. Say: what it is called? Where it is based? What it sells or
makes? Who is the founder or chief executive? How many employees are there?

A NEW BUSINESS
Before you read
1

Answer these questions.


a) What is the first thing you do when you go to work or college?
b) What do you do at lunchtime?

Match the words (14) to the correct definitions (ad).


1 online
a) someone who works for the same company
2 full-time
b) on the Internet
3 web designer
c) working eight hours a day, five days a week
4 colleague
d) someone who designs websites as a job

Read this article adapted from the Financial Times and answer the questions on the next page.

Business diary: Paul Trible, Paul Watson


As told Vanessa Friedman

Paul Trible
and
Paul
Watson
are founders of
Ledbury,
a
company
that makes luxury shirts. Their
company is in Richmond, USA.
5
The first thing they do
every day when they get to
work is
check customer emails.
They
do
about 95 per cent of their
business
online, selling
about 4,500 shirts
10
a month. They sell 5 per
cent of their shirts in the
store in

Richmond, Virginia.
The company has two
fulltime
employees. They dont have
15
official
meetings. They
talk to
each other. At
lunchtime,
they
go
to the shop to talk to
customers.
They spend 25 per cent of
the
day on the phone with their
20
web
designer. The
website
takes
a
lot
of time and money.
To
raise
money
($300,000) to

After you read


1 Match the questions (16) to the correct
answers (af).
1 What does the company make?
a)
check e-mails
2 Where is the company?
b) their
colleagues
3 What is the first thing Paul Trible c) shirts
and Paul Watson do every day?
d)

start the business, they


asked 20 friends from their
business school
25
to invest money. Their
friends also wear the shirts
and introduce their colleagues
to the company. For example,
an investor who works
in a large insurance
company in
30
Houston wore their shirts,
and
in the past
four months they got
about 12 more customers
from there.

2 Complete these sentences about the


article using is, isnt, are or arent.
a) Paul Trible and Paul Watson __________the
founders of the company.
b) Ledbury __________based in the USA.
c) There __________ 20 employees, there
are two
employees.
d) Most of their customers ___________

Richmond, USA
4 What do they do at lunchtime?
to customers
5 How do they talk to their web
the phone
designer?
6 Who do friends introduce to the
company?

e) talk
f)

online.
e) There ___________ a meeting every day.

on

Over to you
Talk about a company that you know. Say: what it is called? Where it is based? What it sells or
makes? Who is the founder or chief executive? How many employees are there?
A NEW BUSINESS
Before you read
1

Answer these questions.


a) What is the first thing you do when you go to work or college?
b) What do you do at lunchtime?

Match the words (14) to the correct definitions (ad).


1 online
a) someone who works for the same company
2 full-time
b) on the Internet
3 web designer
c) working eight hours a day, five days a week
4 colleague
d) someone who designs websites as a job

Read this article adapted from the Financial Times and answer the questions on the next page.

Business diary: Paul Trible, Paul Watson


As told Vanessa Friedman

Paul Trible
and
Paul
Watson
are founders of
Ledbury,
a
company
that makes luxury shirts. Their
company is in Richmond, USA.
5
The first thing they do
every day when they get to
work is
check customer emails.
They
do
about 95 per cent of their
business
online, selling
about 4,500 shirts
10
a month. They sell 5 per
cent of their shirts in the
store in

Richmond, Virginia.
The company has two
fulltime
employees. They dont have
15
official
meetings. They
talk to
each other. At
lunchtime,
they
go
to the shop to talk to
customers.
They spend 25 per cent of
the
day on the phone with their
20
web
designer. The
website
takes
a
lot
of time and money.
To
raise
money
($300,000) to

start the business, they


asked 20 friends from their
business school
25
to invest money. Their
friends also wear the shirts
and introduce their colleagues
to the company. For example,
an investor who works
in a large insurance
company in
30
Houston wore their shirts,
and
in the past
four months they got
about 12 more customers
from there.

After you read


1 Match the questions (16) to the correct
answers (af).
1 What does the company make?
a)
check e-mails
2 Where is the company?
b) their
colleagues
3 What is the first thing Paul Trible c) shirts
and Paul Watson do every day?
d)
Richmond, USA
4 What do they do at lunchtime?
e) talk
to customers
5 How do they talk to their web
f) on
the phone
designer?
6 Who do friends introduce to the
company?

2 Complete these sentences about the


article using is, isnt, are or arent.
a) Paul Trible and Paul Watson __________the
founders of the company.
b) Ledbury __________based in the USA.
c) There __________ 20 employees, there
are two
employees.
d) Most of their customers ___________
online.
e) There ___________ a meeting every day.

Over to you
Talk about a company that you know. Say: what it is called? Where it is based? What it sells or
makes? Who is the founder or chief executive? How many employees are there?