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Unit 1 Corporate culture Unit 2 Customer support

Part 1 Reading Part 1 Reading


Task 1 15 points Task 1 6 points
1 B 2 D 3 B 4 C 5 D 6 B 1 E 2 D 3 F 4 A 5 B 6 C
7 C 8 D 9 B 10 B 11 A 12 B
Task 2 7 points
13 D 14 C 15 B
1 process
Task 2 10 points 2 supervisor
1 took 6 had done 3 technician
2 was checking 7 threatened 4 symptoms
3 found 8 was using 5 refund
4 had put 9 was sending 6 service
5 was doing 10 lost 7 looking

Part 2 Writing Part 2 Writing


Task 1 Maximum 5 points Task 1 Maximum 5 points
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Task 2 5 points Task 2 5 points


Suggested answers below. Accept grammatically correct and 1 How can I help you?
suitably diplomatic alternatives. 2 Can you switch it on?
3 What is your name?
1 Wouldnt it be better to wear smarter clothes to work?
4 Can you give me the serial/reference number?
2 Why dont you try asking John for help?
5 Can I call you back?
3 Its a good idea to learn to delegate.
4 You could (perhaps) try to do it this way instead.
5 Wouldnt you agree that its not a very good idea? Part 3 Listening
Task 1 Maximum 16 points
Part 3 Listening Four points for each correct answer. Award 13 points for
Task 1 point per correct answer total 5 points partially correct answers.
Mark as recording scripts 1:15, 1:17, 1:19, 1:20
1 Jason 6 Alex
2 Alex 7 Jason Task 2 6 points
3 Jason 8 Jason 1 per day
4 Alex 9 Alex 2 personal space
5 Jason 10 Alex 3 job satisfaction
Task 2 5 points 4 by email
5 answering questions
1 before we go on
6 horses mouth
2 Its about
3 Its not about
4 You help them Part 4 Speaking Maximum 5 points
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Total for test 50 points


Part 4 Speaking Maximum 5 points
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Total for test 50 points

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Unit 3 Products and packaging Unit 4 Careers

Part 1 Reading Part 1 Reading


Task 1 7 points Task 1 6 points
1 C 2 A 3 D 4 B 5 A 6 C 1 D
7 D 2 A
3 B
Task 2 18 points 4 B
1 a 7 the 13 A 5 D
2 the 8 the 14 the 6 C
3 the 9 the 15 an
4 a 10 the 16 the Task 2 20 points
5 11 The 17 a 1 travels 11 were
6 12 the 18 the 2 is 12 believed
3 needs 13 had
Part 2 Writing 4 dominates 14 was
5 is 15 has given
Task 1 Maximum 5 points 6 sold 16 is writing
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8 was 18 has had
Task 2 5 points 9 happened 19 has been
1 This is the new product which was launched last week. 10 went 20 is
2 This is a low-selling product which has to be relaunched
/ which we have to relaunch. Part 2 Writing
3 Bill Gates, who was the chairman of Microsoft
Corporation, is the worlds richest man. Task 1 Maximum 5 points
4 Apple is an American computer company whose
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products are beautiful.
5 Google, which is based in America, is a very successful Task 2 Maximum 5 points
company. / Google is a very successful company which One point per correct sentence.
is based in America.

Part 3 Listening
Part 3 Listening
Task 1 Maximum 4 points
Task 1 5 points
Suggested answers
1 hundreds 1 Dont let other people decide for you.
2 75% 2 Choose a career that will make you happy.
3 Nine times out of ten 3 Get to know yourself by taking personality tests,
4 three seconds for instance.
5 millions of dollars 4 Find out as much as you can about the jobs youre
Task 2 5 points interested in.
1 recommending Task 2 5 points
2 comparing 1 high-flier
3 explaining 2 work
4 reassuring 3 terrific
5 reassuring 4 team-player
5 talented / ambitious
Part 4 Speaking Maximum 5 points
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Total for test 50 points

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Unit 5 Making deals Unit 6 Company and community

Part 1 Reading Part 1 Reading


Task 1 15 points Task 1 6 points
1 C 2 B 3 D 4 B 5 A 6 B 1 E 2 D 3 F 4 B 5 C 6 A
7 A 8 D 9 D 10 C 11 C 12 B
13 A 14 D 15 A Task 2 10 points
1 was offered
Task 2 5 points 2 are
1 link 3 operate
2 browses 4 was opened / opened
3 prices 5 was
4 selects 6 was asked
5 check-out 7 have been given / was given
8 have
Part 2 Writing 9 am
10 working
Task 1 Maximum 5 points
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Task 2 5 points Task 1 Maximum 5 points
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order/ordered 1,000 pieces initially. Task 2 6 points
2 If I dont get a big pay rise, Ill leave.
3 Providing you work hard, I dont care what you wear. 1 3,500 employees are going to be made redundant by
4 I suggest (that) you dont do that. ICBM.
5 As long as the money is good, I might consider it. 2 I was asked some delicate questions about the company
finances by the committee.
3 The company was successfully floated on the stock
Part 3 Listening market yesterday.
4 The CEO said that (last year / the previous year) they
Task 1 10 points had given a dividend to our shareholders of 25p per
1 could I ask you a few questions share (last year / the previous year).
2 tell me how interested you are 5 The spokesperson said that as soon as they had noticed
3 just a rating between zero and five the problem they had taken action.
4 in checking in to shopping venues 6 According to the stock market, there has been a lot of
5 can meet up for coffee investment in high technology companies recently.
6 winning gift certificates or prizes
7 receiving information on special deals Part 3 Listening
8 more than I can afford
9 product by scanning a UPC Task 1 8 points
10 not really into technical stuff 1 Right
2 local community
Task 2 5 points
3 quality
1 He is getting more and more enquiries from outside 4 recruit
Denmark and wants to be able to reach customer 5 fragile
worldwide. / He wants to compete in a global market. 6 impact
2 He doesnt have the skills, the staff or the money. 7 build
3 immediate delivery 8 long-term
4 very small
5 Were in business. Task 2 10 points 1 point for each expression heard
1 2 3 4 5 6
Part 4 Speaking Maximum 5 points 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Part 4 Speaking Maximum 5 points
Total for test 50 points
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Total for test 50 points

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Unit 7 Mergers and acquisitions Unit 8 International trade

Part 1 Reading Part 1 Reading


Task 1 8 points Task 1 5 points
1 C 2 C 3 B 4 D 5 A 6 A 1 D 2 C 3 E 4 B 5 A
7 D 8 B
Task 2 15 points
Task 2 15 points 1 to 4 to 7 with 10 in 13 In
Possible alternatives in brackets, but best answer(s) 2 for 5 with 8 to 11 to 14 for
given first. 3 to 6 on 9 about 12 after 15 to
1 have asked (asked)
2 am Part 2 Writing
3 are going to merge / are merging
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6 wont be / arent going to be
7 will employ / will be employing / are going to be Task 2 5 points
employing / are going to employ 1 You need to take out insurance when you are exporting
8 wont tell / m not going to tell goods.
9 is going to be / will be (is) 2 We can assure you we wont be late in making payments.
10 are merging (are going to merge) 3 We look forward to receiving your payment soon.
11 are going to be launching / will be launching / are 4 Well have to send a final demand for payment.
launching (will launch / are going to launch) 5 They might not have enough cash flow to pay this
12 expect / are expecting month. / Their cash flow might not be sufficient for them
13 will rise to pay this month.
14 is/are launching / is/are going to launch
15 ll see Part 3 Listening
Part 2 Writing Task 1 5 points
Jenny will collect the tickets before six and return them
Task 1 Maximum 5 points to the office before 6.30. (1) Jenny says she has plenty of
See Guide to using the tests on how to mark. time because check-in is not until 21.15 and the finance
committee meeting finishes about half seven. He (2) wont
Task 2 7 points be able to see his kids as theyll be in bed by quarter to eight.
1 Last year our stock market valuation almost/nearly Hell go home and collect his suitcase and then go to the
doubled. airport. (3) Paul checks he has the files for the New York
2 GBH Chemicals has gone to the wall. meetings and (4) Jenny says that as he has a meeting now,
3 Due to the restructuring, the company is in a much hell have to read them on the plane. He has six meetings
better situation. in New York before Friday and then he has a day to look
4 The/Our costs / Costs will increase / go up / rise slightly. around New York. (5) Paul says he will prepare for the
5 As a consequence of the lower cost from our suppliers, Merosom meeting instead of looking around New York as
we are making higher profits. hell be jet-lagged on Sunday when he returns.
6 We have broken even for the first time.
7 We hope to be in / get into the black in the next quarter. Task 2 10 points
1 I think a small flat in the town centre should give a
Part 3 Listening good return.
2 I didnt mean what I said.
Task 1 5 points 3 Well, it could have worse.
1 T 2 F 3 F 4 T 5 T 4 She already speaks seven different languages, and shes
picking up Chinese really fast!
Task 2 5 points 5 But weve always done most of our turnover with them.
1 go out of business 6 Well have to adapt the product to their norms.
2 ruthlessly cutting jobs 7 For a small percentage of the value of the goods, we
3 no other alternative will guarantee to pay you if the customer defaults.
4 the example of 8 Our stock price has almost doubled.
5 increase our operating expenses 9 Usually theyre in touch at least once a week.
10 I cant get into the database!
Part 4 Speaking Maximum 5 points
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Total for test 50 points
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