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TEST 2ND SEMESTER (ECTS+FB I)

NAME:
SPECIALITY:

I. CHOOSE THE CORRECT VERB IN EACH SENTENCE (0,1x10= 1p):


1 Sales staff that is impolite to customers disrupts / damages the reputation of a company.
2 We are planning to promote / establish branch offices in Spain next year.
3 By merging with a US company, we greatly strengthened /maintained our sales force.
4 Relations with customers have been fostered /undermined recently by poor after-sales service.
5 Thanks to a new communications system, we are souring /improving relations with suppliers.
6 A strike at our factory last year resumed /disrupted production for several weeks.
7 We could not agree on several points, so we broke off /cut off talks regarding a joint venture.
8 Our new product launch was cemented /jeopardized by an unimaginative advertising campaign.
9 To gain market share in China, we are building up / cutting off relationships with local agents.
10 Business relations between the two countries have been severed /fostered by official visits.

II. CHOOSE 3 WORDS IN BOLD FROM EX. I AND MAKE YOUR OWN SENTENCES (1p):
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2
3

III. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE WORDS BELOW (0,1x10= 1p):
COMPANIES; COMPETITION; ENVIRONMENT; GAP; OPPORTUNITIES; POVERTY; PRICES;
STANDARDS; UNEMPLOYMENT; WORKERS
1. provide. for people to work/study abroad and improve their lives.
2. increase . . . . . . . . . and improve the choice of goods and services.
3. create . . . . . . .. . . . . . and lead to job losses in richer countries.
4. reduce . . . . . . . . . . and increase wealth everywhere.
5. exploit . . . . . . . . .. . . . in poorer countries.
6. widen the . . . . . ... . . . . . between rich and poor nations.
7. mean lower costs and cheaper retail . . . . . . . . .. . . , which benefit consumers.
8. give large multinational . . . . . and trading blocs too much power.
9. lead to damage to the natural . . . . . . . . . . . . , local cultures and industries.
10. promote higher . . . . . . . . . . . of living, working conditions, technology, education, etc.

IV. CONTINUE THE SENTENCES IN A LOGICAL WAY (PAY ATTENTION TO TENSES) (0,2x10=2p):

1. I think that if you offer them some discounts, they


2. You wouldnt sign so many contracts if...
3. If they pay quickly, we
4. If you send us the goods in 30 days
5. If you could give me some more information.
6. If you are willing to pay cash
7. I would change my job if
8. If I was the boss.
9. The company would open a new branch if
10. If they didnt find our terms satisfactory..
V. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH A PREPOSITION FROM THE LIST (0,1X 7=0,7p) :
TO; AGAINST; WITH; FOR; UP; WITH; TO
1. Many corner shops were unable to cope.the competition from supermarkets and closed down.
2. Lowering our prices would be a rather ineffective way of respondingthe competition.
3. Some businesses find it difficult to adapt.such a volatile market.
4. Local clothes manufactures can no longer fight..the competition from global brands.
5. If they invest in mobile phone technology, they stand a good chance of catching.
..their competitors.
6. You have to be preparedsuch a competitive market.

VI. MATCH THE HALVES OF THE EXPRESSIONS (0,1x13= 1,3p):


1 Sorry, could you a) a long time?
2 I didnt quite b) you spell that, please?
3 Could you speak c) catch that.
4 Could you say d) a bit more specific?
5 Would e) you back?
6 Sorry, Im not f) I know what you mean.
7 What do you mean by g) repeat that?
8 What does h) up, please?
9 Sorry, I i) that again, please?
10 Sorry, Im not sure j) with you.
11 Ill have k) too expensive mean?
12 Can I call I) get back to you later.
13 Could you be m) dont follow you.

VII. PUT THE WORDS IN THE CORRECT ORDER TO MAKE SENTENCES (0,2x7= 1,4p):
1. product/ launching/ really/ Were/ a/ impressive/ range
2. good/ forecasts/ The/ are/ sales/ very
3. increase/ want/ awareness/ We/ to/ brand
4. thorough/ doing/ Were/ market/ extremely/ research
5. successful/ created/ They/ a/ advertising/ hugely/ campaign
6. introduced/ Weve/ just/ card/ a/ customer/ new/ loyalty
7. thought/ absolutely/ He/ an/ of/ brilliant/ slogan/ advertising

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1,6p ex officio
1. Je prendre .............................. cong aujourdhui : je tre ........................... fatigu.
2. Si tu vouloir ................................, tu pouvoir ................................ arriver tt.
3. Elle mettre ................................ son chapeau et elle aller ................................. lpicerie.
4. Ils prendre ................................. des vacances en juillet.
5. Il devoir ................................... tlphoner quand il recevoir ............................. des nouvelles.
6. Vous tudier ................................. bien et vous russir .................................. facilement.
7. Nous commencer .......................................... un nouveau cours.
8. Ils venir ................................. souvent nous visiter.
9. Vous faire ...................................... de lexercice physique.
10. Tu tousser ......................................... continuellement.
11. On devoir .................................. toujours couter ses parents.
12. Nous rflchir ..................................... et nous choisir ................................ un gteau.
13. Il pleuvoir................................. et je attendre ................................. lautobus.
14. Chaque soir, nous manger ................................... tt.
15. Ils appeler .................................... leurs amis.
16. Ma soeur conduire ................................. vite et mes frres conduire ............................
lentement.
17. Je ouvrir ................................ la porte et le chien courir ................................. lextrieur.
18. Elles finir ................................. leurs devoirs et ils sortir ................................ jouer.
19. Il croire ................................. que nous avoir ............................... raison.
20. Le petit chat plaire .................................... mes parents.
21. Quand le tlphone sonner ............................., on rpondre .............................. .
22. Alors, tu voir .................... le film, tu crire .................... un texte et tu dcrire .................
lhistoire.
23. Tu ne oublier .............................. pas ! Tu nettoyer ............................. la maison.
24. Le hros mourir ............................... la fin du film.
25. Vous devoir ................................ de largent tous vos amis.
26. Tu descendre ................................... lescalier et tu tourner ............................. gauche.
27. Quand je lire .........................., je dcouvrir ................................. de nouvelles choses.
28. Je perdre ............................. mon temps : je ne faire .......................... rien.
29. Vous pleurer ................................. beaucoup. Pourquoi ?
30. Mes frres vendre .................................... leurs articles de sport.
31. Nous vouloir ............................. visiter le muse et nous devoir ......................... payer lentre.
32. Vous tre ............................. une femme trs intelligente.
33. Ils faire ............................. une grande fte chaque anne.
34. Tu entendre ..................................... ce bruit ? Je comprendre ................................ des
mots...
35. Tu penser .................................... toujours ton amoureux.
36. Mes voisins vouloir .................................. quitter le pays.
37. Tu remplir .................................... le pot deau et tu mettre ...................... des glaons.
38. Je promettre ................................ de dire la vrit.
39. Chaque soir, je lire .......................... un peu et je dormir ....................... sur le divan.
40. Ils finir .................................. le jardinage et ils rentrer ............................ se laver.
41. Tu envoyer ................................. le message tes amis, daccord ?
42. Tu prendre ................................ une douche et tu aller ............................... au lit.
43. Quand on tre ...................... petit, on apprendre ............................... marcher.
44. Nous vivre ................................. au Canada ; ce tre ............................ un pays nordique.
45. Ils faire ............................. manger et ils nettoyer ................................. toujours la cuisine.