A. Well, I heard they are building a huge theme park in Dubai. B. Tomorrow I am going to look at some Italian villas near the centre of the town. C. Yes, they are close to the shops and restaurants. D. Yes, a lot of people prefer villas that are close to the main attractions. E. Oh, sure. Everything you need is right outside your front door.
11. Will you come to the meeting tomorrow? _____ 12. Great. Are they near all the facilities? _____ 13. Do you think that's important for customers who rent the villas? _____ 14. What other locations are you interested in at the moment? _____ 15. Is that sort of entertainment important for your customers? _____
Match the words and word-combinations from the list 16-20 with phrases A-E. They must have the same meaning.
16. recruit A. non-attendance at work
17. retail B. to leave work
18. absenteeism C. find new workers for a company
19. resign D. members of a workteam
20. staff E. the sale of goods individually or in small quantities to consumers
Choose the right option:
21 The tourist agency develops its __________ holiday offers.
A. packet B. pile C. package D. joint
22. The Tampico Petroleum company highly __________ for their commitment to communities.
A. scores B. deserves C. serves D. is set
23. IBM company appreciated feedback from its buyers because it is customer -__________ .
A. placed B. centres C. focused D. scored
24. This year the company will __________ its annual conference in Rome.
A. keep B. hold C. carry out D. maintain
25. The selection of HP electronics has become wide because the company has __________ its product __________.
A. extended/ circle B. prolonged/ variety C. broadened/round D. extended/ range
Put the verbs in brackets in a correct tense:
As you very well know, our company (26) ___________________ (to experience) some difficulties in connection with the world economic crisis. We (27) ___________________ (to lose) a large amount of money this quarter. In March we (28) ___________________(to launch) the new line of the perfume “Hunter’s Paradise” which is currently not (29) ___________________ (to sell) well. Either we not (30) ___________________ (to find ) the right target group, or the name of the perfume (31) ___________________ (to deter) potential buyers. But as our General Manager believes, the situation is going to improve. We (32) ___________________ (to manage) to find a gap on the market which may bring us a considerable income. Our Publicity Department (33) ___________________ (to finish) currently the presentation principles. The market research which we (34) ___________________(to carry out) last month (35) ___________________ (to show) that we will be the first in that sphere.
Read through the text and say if the statements that follow are true or false.
A recent survey has shown that the number of people in the United Kingdom who do not intend to get internet access has risen. These people, who are known as 'net refuseniks', make up 44% of UK households, or 11.2 million people in total.
The research also showed that more than 70 percent of these people said that they were not interested in getting connected to the internet. This number has risen from just over 50% in 2005, with most giving lack of computer skills as a reason for not getting internet access, though some also said it was because of the cost.
More and more people are getting broadband and high speed net is available almost everywhere in the UK, but there are still a significant number of people who refuse to take the first step.
The cost of getting online is going down and internet speeds are increasing, so many see the main challenge to be explaining the relevance of the internet to this group. This would encourage them to get connected before they are left too far behind. The gap between those who have access to and use the internet is the digital divide, and if the gap continues to widen, those without access will get left behind and miss out on many opportunities, especially in their careers.
36. More people in the UK do not intend to get internet access than before. _____
37. The majority of people in the UK are 'net refuseniks'. _____
38. Most of those without internet access want to get it. _____
39. The minority of the people surveyed in 2005 weren't interested in having internet access. ______
40. The main reason for not getting internet access is the cost. _____
41. High speed internet is not available everywhere in the UK. _____
42. Both costs and speeds are increasing. _____
43. Many people think that getting the costs down is the key to this problem. _____
44. The digital divide is widening in the UK. _____
45.Not having access to the internet will only affect people's careers. _____