I Tenses – Present Simple/Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Simple:
- 1. Many big companies __________________(not have) canteens for their employees.
- 2. We ______________________(invest) in our computing system a lot recently, and just a month ago our human resource manager _________________ (make) an agreement to do more in the field of education of the employees.
- 3. I’m afraid, you can’t talk to Mr Johnson right now. He ______________________(have) a board meeting in his office.
- 4. Where ______________________ (we, put away) used paper? In the box over there?
- 5. Beacuse of their enormous success, COCA-COLA _____________________ (be) one of the main drinks producers in this area for decades.
- 6. In 2002. our company _________________ (be) equipped with very basic machinery, so the management _____________________(decide) to buy some new ones.
II Countables/Uncountables – Complete the dialogue with the words in the box: a lot of, much, many, a little, a few
- A: Is the agenda ready for tomorrow’s meeting? We haven’t got _____________ time left, you know that.
- B: Yes, I’ve done it. I had ____________ things planned to put it in, but I managed to make it short and put everything into 5 items.
- A: Very well. _______________ colleagues informed me that they can’t make it to the meeting. Take their names, please.
- B: Sure. How ______________ of them said they’re away on business?
- A: I don’t know now. But I will check it later. Let’s have a coffee break now. Please, pass me the sugar. Just _____________, please.
- B: Ok, but you can have just __________________ minutes, because we have _______________ work to do!
- A: I’ll be done quickly. You know I don’t need ___________________ to get back to the track!
III Future – fill in the blanks using the right future form.
- So, everyone, let’s start! Susan, (you, open) _________________________ the meeting, please?
- Look out! The laptop (fall) ________________________ off your desk!
- In the near future, small businesses (definitely, lose) _______________________ major part od the consumer population.
- Well, I’m not quite sure, but we (try) _____________________ with making our strategy more efficient, and we’ll see.
- I’m having an important meeting in London tomorrow morning and I and my colleague (stay) ____________________ the London hotel.
- A: I need to see some price-lists now.
- B: Ok, I (not, keep) ______________________ you with the chart, then. Here’s your price-list.
IV Obligation and necessity – Fill in using: have to, has to, didn’t have to, had to, needn’t, mustn’t
- Thanks for the email. I got it yesterday, but I saw it wasn’t urgent and that I _____________________ answer right away, so I left it for later.
- You _______________ smoke in here! That’s forbidden!
- Mike _______________ get up early if he wants to get ready for the presentation properly.
- The parcels were all wrong! We _______________open them all, and put some new labels!
- If you want to apply for the job, you __________________ send an application form.
- Tell Maria that she __________________ send the contract, I have one copy here with me. She can keep hers.
V Suggestion. Suggest a suitable solution to the given problem using relevant words or phrases:
- 1. We have taken on too much work lately.
- 2. Maria has been talking on the phone for the whole morning!
- 3. I am always late for work.
- 4. The meeting is tomorrow and I haven’t’ written the agenda yet! I need your help.
I Part of speech – Fill in the chart with suitable answers
II Synonyms – Give the most suitable synonym for given words or expressions:
- to provide
- to manage
- to postpone
III Circle the correct answer
- My mother was born _________2nd July.
- a) in b) on c)at
- 2. There were no phones _________17th century, they were invented ________1870s.
- a) at/in b) in/in c) in/at
- 3. If everyone works nights shift we will be able to ______________.
- a)catch up b) break down c) fall behind
- 4. We cannot have a meeting next Friday because Tim is away on business and he is the most important person for the meeting. We have to _______ it _____________ .
- a) take …on b) make… up c) put …off
- 5. Sally isn’t employed but she has some part-time ______________.
- a) work b) job c) employment
- 6. My best colleague is in charge ____________ financial reporting.
- a) with b) of c) at
- 7. I am responsible __________ coordination between design and production.
- a) for b) with c) at
- 8. We have analyzed the problem and I believe that we will find the solution if we ___________ it _________ into five stages.
- a) draw…up b) break ….down c) put ….off
- 9. We started preparing for the job _________the morning.
- a) in b) at c)on
IV Numbers – Write down the numbers as words:
- 2m 60
V Comprehension – Fill in the blanks with the given words or phrases:
- What do you think, Why don’t we, What about, In my opinion, That’s a great idea, I don’t agree
- A: Ok, let’s start with our first item on the agenda. Can we brainstorm some ideas, Jake?
- B: Sure. _______________________, we should use our old selling strategy to do that. It will definitely work.
- C: Well, ______________________. That strategy was bad and I believe we shouldn’t rely on it again. _______________________ try something new?
- A: Hmm. I don’t know about it. __________________________, Mark?
- D: Well, Let’s agree that the old strategy had only partial success, but I suppose we don’t have much time to think about some new ways to place the product. _____________________ asking some of our clients what they would like. Let’s do the survey and we’ll get the answers.
- A: Oh, ________________________! Great job, Mark!