BUSINESS ENGLISH TEST

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1. To ‘take the minutes’ in a business meeting means:

 
 
 
 

2. What does ‘It’s out of the question’ mean here?

Employee: Can I go home early?

Boss: It’s out of the question.

 
 
 
 

3. In a meeting, your boss asks for ‘a show of hands’. What must you do?

 
 
 
 

4. IBM provides a variety of networking ………….. for clients.

 
 
 

5. Your boss says to you ‘My hands are tied.’ What does this mean?

 
 
 
 

6. Complete the sentence with the correct word.

Due to the economic crisis, lots of companies are declaring …….

 
 
 
 

7. A ………… company is an outside company with whom your company has a business relationship.

 
 
 

8. In business, ……………….. is either a period in which some kind of machinery isn’t working, or a slow period.

 
 
 
 

9.

Staff should tell Jane Fellows

 
 
 

10. What does ‘pull your weight’ mean?

 
 
 
 

11. You have to be less competitive and more ……………..

 
 
 

12. In a meeting your hear some say, ‘let’s wrap this up’, what do they mean?

 
 
 
 

13. Complete the sentence with the correct word.

We are very interested in …………. with you.

 
 
 
 

14. What does ‘I dropped the ball’ mean?

 
 
 
 

15. What do you do? I work …………… .

 
 
 

16.

FINEFOODS

Agent required for nationwide distribution. Some experience in food retail an advantage. Refrigerated van provided.

Finefoods requires an agent to:

 
 
 

17. One of our corporate objectives is to develop ………………. relationships with key customers.

 
 
 

18. If you own a lot of stock in a company, you are considered one of its ………………. .

 
 
 

19. To: All staff

From: HR Department

Please remember that your manager must agree any holiday dates before you complete a form.

Why is the HR department sending this email?

 
 
 

20.

Phone Neil Smith at our showroom for a free quotation, or to arrange a visit from our representative.