Answer Key: Unit 1
Which words go in these blanks:
2 I liaise ____ the regional manager.
3 I report ____ Mr Greene.
4 Sarah deals ____ the urgent enquiries.
5 I need to prepare ____ tomorrow’s meeting.
6 Jack usually ____ the minutes of our meetings.
7 Frank is in charge ____ our new recruits.
8 I rely ____ my PA to schedule my appointments.
9 Ahmad takes care ____ any maintenance issues.
10 Rose comes up ____ artwork for our website.
What does each person do?
Person 2: Loan officer
Person 3: Web designer
Person 4: HR manager
Person 5: Auditor
1 Which person needs to keep up-to-date?
2 Which person sometimes needs to write reports?
3 Which person requires mathematical skills?
4 Which person leads a team?
5 Which person approves applications?
The Big Picture
1 Which verb tense is used throughout the job descriptions and why?
2 In the third job description, what does the word ‘fussy’ mean?
See if you can correct the common errors in the following sentences:
2 I’m think that we should choose the red one.
3 You should to apologise to him about it.
4 According George, UFOs really do exist.
5 I’m not think it’s a good idea to postpone the meeting.
6 I’m agree that we need to hire more staff.
7 In my opinion that an expensive sports car is a waste of money.
8 I think that give some of the profits to charity is a great idea!
See if you know the following words that could be used to describe products or services:1 The word rugged might be used to describe _______.
2 The word user-friendly might be used to describe _______.
3The word sleek might be used to describe _______.
4 The word trendy might be used to describe _______.
5 The word nutritious might be used to describe _______.
6 The word authentic might be used to describe _______.
7 The word eco-friendly might be used to describe _______.
8 The word efficient might be used to describe _______.
9 The word portable might be used to describe _______.
10 The word personalised might be used to describe _______.
11 The word low-carb might be used to describe _______.
12 The word refreshing might be used to describe _______.
13 The word informative might be used to describe _______.
14 The word thrilling might be used to describe _______.
15 The word innovative might be used to describe _______.
16 The word secure might be used to describe _______.
17 The word luxurious might be used to describe _______.
18 The word lighthearted might be used to describe _______.
19 The word tender might be used to describe _______.
20 The word crisp might be used to describe _______.
Dear Ms Lawton,
Thank you for your email. We would love to cater your coming event.
We do customized menus for all of our events and we are able to provide a wide range of global cuisines, including Japanese. One of our specialists will be able to sit down with you before the event and plan the menu in detail.
Although we do not have any staff fluent in Japanese, several of our waiters are able to meet and greet Japanese clients and are able to say a few words.
We can cater for many special requests including halal food, vegetarian/vegan food and so on.
Our basic fee for a three-hour lunch event for 80 persons is $8000. Special requests, such as halal food, may add on to the cost. We will be able to give a precise figure after a short consultation.
I can confirm that we are available on June 5.
Once again, I would like to extend my appreciation to you for considering us for this event. We are eager to help you make it a resounding success
Client Relations Manager
Culture Quiz1 In which South American country do people speak Portuguese?
2 How many states are there in the United States of America?
3 Name one country, apart from Germany, where people speak German.
4 Which country produces Samsung products?
5 Name three of the Persian Gulf States.
6 What currency is used in Russia?
7 How do you say ‘Goodbye’ in Japanese?
8 What is the capital of Egypt
9 Name a country in Africa that begins with Z
10 In which country is Timbuktu?
First Listening1 Budget airlines vary the prices for seats on a flight.
2 The price which is advertised is the final price the customer pays.
3 Budget airlines often only have one type of aircraft.
4 Budget airlines often have lengthy stopovers.
5 Employees working for budget airlines need to be versatile.
1 Does the program paint a positive or negative picture of budget airlines?
2 What are some of the extra charges that you may face when using a budget airline?
3 What are some ways that budget airlines cut costs?
Add the -ed ending where necessary in these sentences:
1. The movie we saw finished at 3:00.
2. I have always wanted to travel to Japan.
3. The journey was really fascinating.
4. Wong is interested in photography.
5. How do they manage to keep their prices so low and still make a profit?
6. Passengers are inspected as they pass through the scanner.
7. When asked to leave the plane, Jill flew into a rage.
8. I renewed my passport before I bought the plane tickets.
9. She is crying because she is scared.
10. If you feel confused, you can check it on the Internet.
11. Did you buy the car that you looked at the other day?
12. She had insisted that I carry her bags.
13. By the end of the summer, I will have lived here for two years.
14. They never ask permission before they leave early.
15. Pilots only need to be trained for one plane.
16. Priority will be awarded to those projects that are expected to bring in the most revenue.