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Unit Test 12
Answer all thirty questions. There is one mark per question.

VOCABULARY: COMPETITION IDIOMS


1 Choose the correct word from the box to complete the sentences. drive / footballer / game / goalposts / player / race / rider / ropes / show 1 The government is the sole buyer, so it can impose aggressive timelines and also move the ____________________. Very often, you just dont now what to e!pect. " There were no other bidders in the running for state#controlled $mnia %an , so it was clearly a one#horse ____________________. & 'tarlite (nternational has bought more companies than most of its rivals. (t has always been ahead of the ____________________ in ma ing ac)uisitions. * %ecause of some ban ers drive to chase profit and disregard ris , a number of financial institutions are now on the ____________________. + The ,'- is a major ____________________ on the world scene economically, and its got to play by the rules that everybody else plays by.

2 Complete these sentences with the correct word. . (n business, a lot can happen in one month, even in one wee . Thats why we have to eep our ____________________ on the ball all the time. / The 0orean financial authorities have promised to create a level playing ____________________ for foreign and domestic investors. 1 4 2icrosoft and 3oogle are nec and ____________________ in the latest advertising race. The newly elected government said it would be firmly in the driving ____________________ of the country5s huge reconstruction process. 16 Ten years ago people would have been interested in his lectures on the benefits of e# commerce, but now hes just flogging a dead ____________________.

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LAN%UA%E REVIE&: PASSIVES


3 Complete each sentence with a verb in the passive form. 11 7e circulated the agenda for the planning meeting last wee . The agenda for the planning meeting ______________________________ last wee . 1" The 'ales 2anager reported that she had reduced prices. The 'ales 2anager reported that prices ______________________________. 1& 'he also announced that she would carry out a new customer survey. 'he also announced that a new customer survey ______________________________. 1* The aim of the survey is to assess in what ways fierce competition has affected sales. The aim of the survey is to assess in what ways sales ______________________________ by fierce competition. 1+ The 8ead of 8uman 9esources reported that he had distributed performance evaluation forms a month ago. The 8ead of 8uman 9esources reported that performance evaluation forms ______________________________ a month ago. 1. 8e will send a reminder to employees who havent returned their completed form yet. :mployees who havent returned their completed form yet ______________________________ a reminder. 1/ (n addition, he said he had received only one application for the post of assistant accounts manager. 8e also said only one application for the post of assistant accounts manager ______________________________. 11 ;7e will hold our ne!t meeting in 2ay, the chairperson decided. (t was decided that our ne!t meeting ______________________________ in 2ay.

Complete the text with a suitable passive form of the verbs in brackets.

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(n 1441, a ,' pharmaceutical company <14=______________________________ <force= to suspend production of 8eparin, a medicine it was developing, because the primary ingredient, which <"6=______________________________ <manufacture= in >hina, was contaminated. 2ore recently, the same company accidentally supplied samples of a bird flu virus to a series of :uropean laboratories. The company said the samples <"1=______________________________ <provide= for its own research into a pandemic vaccine it is developing. ?The material <""=______________________________ <handle= appropriately in all steps of the process in the right conditions,@ said a spo esman. ?The e!perimental material <"&=______________________________ <produce= e!clusively for laboratory testing. (t <"*=______________________________ <not use= for product production and was not for use in humans.@ The spo esman added that the company had since ta en ?corrective preventative actions@ and that its procedures <"+=______________________________ <approve= by the authorities.

S'ILLS: NE%OTIATIN%
! "atch each phrase #2$%3&' to its more diplomatic equivalent #a%e'. (rite your answers here)

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".__________ "/__________ "1__________ "4__________ &6__________ ". "/ "1 "4 &6 a= b= c= d= e= - 16A discount is out of the )uestion. >an you pay for advertising and promotionB 7e cant deliver in two wee s. 7e wont lower our price. Cour terms are )uite unfavourable. ( wonder if you could cover advertising and promotion costs. (m afraid were not in a position to offer a 16A discount. ,nfortunately, we cant lower our price. 7e might not be able to deliver in two wee s. 7e were hoping for more favourable terms.

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