Mid course Test Pall

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In Company Intermediate second edition _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Section 2: Reading Part A Here are six voice-mail messages for Peter Carter. Match the second half of the messages (a–f) with the first half (31–36). 31 Hello. This is Cheryl. I phoned you about five times yesterday, but you weren’t in. ___ 32 Hi, Peter. Anne here. I wanted to talk to you about the project meeting tomorrow morning, but you’re obviously not there. The good news is we finished Phase One on time. ___ 33 Er, this is Zoltán. Just to let you know, I started the report this morning and just e- mailed you the first part. ___ 34 Mr Carter. It’s Philip Heath. I talked to our stock control manager about the Venezuelan consignment and he says we despatched the goods a week ago. ___ 35 Hello, Mr Carter. This is Ryan Hope from SilverStar. I called you a couple of weeks ago about an estimate for a contract in Malaysia. ___ 36 Pete, it’s me. Sorry, mate, I tried everything, but head office say we can’t have any more. They say they waited six months for the preliminary report, another six months for the feasibility study and now they want to see some results. ___ Mid-course Test 4

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In Company Intermediate second edition (a) Oh, I included the quarterly accounts in the report, too. Let me know what you think. (b) Anyway I corrected those figures you faxed me. OK, speak to you later, if you’re in today. (c) As I explained, I may be a little late for the meeting. So just go ahead and start without me. I’ll join you about 10. (d) Erm, we discussed my client’s requirements and, well, I expected to hear from you last week. Could you give me a call on 01865 555959 as soon as possible, please? (e) The shipping agent says they delivered them this morning. So, problem solved. (f) Anyway, I booked the conference room for three tomorrow. Give me a call when you get in. We need to talk. Part B Below are sentences from four different research findings. The sentences are mixed up. Match sentences A–D with sentences 37–40 to make four conclusions. 37 Northwestern Mutual Life Assurance Company decided to block all incoming calls for just one hour a week. ___ 38 Just three hundred corporations control 25% of all the productive assets on earth. ___ 39 Time management consultancy Priority Management found that 59% of all calls received by executives are less important than the work they interrupt. ___ 40 Research shows that managers underestimate the time they spend on the telephone by up to 50%. ___ A Perhaps that’s how over two trillion dollars get spent annually on phone calls. Mid-course Test 5

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In Company Intermediate second edition B As a result they found that productivity rose by an amazing 20%. C 21% are a complete waste of time. D This same small group may also open their own embassies and even start issuing their own currency within the next ten years. Section 3: Listening Mid-course Test 6