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Choose the correct response to the following questions.

Question 1 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 I don't have to look in my agenda to know that day is free
 I mustn't look at my agenda to know that day is free
 I haven't got to look after my calendar
 I needn't look at my diary to know that day is free

Question 2 - Read the sentence in italics and choose the phrase which makes the most sense.

Ms Howard has hardly worked on this pitch

 He hasn't been involved with the presentation
 She has put in a lot of effort
 She didn't contribute very much at all
 He has been a key member of the team

Question 3 - Which of these phrases is correct in English?

 I should fulfil this application form
 I need to fill this questionnaire out
 I must fill out this formula
 I ought to complete this questionary

Question 4 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 The SLAs are very sensible because they don't matter
 We shouldn't bring up that subject - it's a sensible matter
 Do point out that the SLAs matter - that's a sensible idea
 Don't mention the penalty clause - the lawyers are sensible of that matter

Question 5 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 Last year we have increased our threshold for risk
 We have increased our risk margins since two years
 We haven't increased our risk ceiling at the AGM on Monday
 Our risk limits haven't been increased for six months

Question 6 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 I am the responsible for looking at compliance issues
 I am responsible for looking after compliance issues
 I am the responsible of looking forward to compliance issues
 I am responsible to look into compliance issues

Question 7 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 The explosion in the factory was complete hazard
 Lots of damages were caused by the explosion
 The hazard is the possibility of an explosion
 The damage was caused by hazard

Question 8 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 Their advices were to send the informations to the authorities
 The information should be sent to the authority
 I don't have the authority to access that information
 The authorities gave me many advices about the informations

Question 9 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 Unemployment last year was 12% but it has increased by 10 per cent to 13,2%
 Unemployment last year was 12% but it has increased by 10 percentage points to 22,0%
 Unemployment last year was 12% but it has increased by 10 per cent to 13.2%
 Unemployment last year was 12% but it has increased by 10 percentage points to 13.2%

Question 10 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 The planning of the project depends on our clients' schedule
 The calendar of the project depends of our client's schedule
 The timetable of the project depends to our client's schedule
 The timing of the project depends on our client's schedule

Question 11 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 I like the raise I got at my pitch
 I'm liking the raise I got at my performance meeting
 The raise I got at my appraisal was good
 My boss rose my salary at my review

Question 12 - Which of the following expressions indicate downward movement?

 The FTSE 100 slid by 1%
 Interest rates remained flat
 The unemployment rate has climbed slightly
 The average mortgage repayment shot past the £30,000 level

Question 13 - How do Anglo-Saxons say the number "0.50"?

 Oh point five oh
 Zero point five zero
 Nought point five oh
 Zero point fifty

Question 14 - How do you express the amount £8 1/4m in spoken English?

 Eight and a quarter million pounds
 Eight millions pounds and a quarter
 Eight million pounds and a quarter
 Eight and a quarter millions pounds

Question 15 - Read the sentence in italics and choose the phrase which makes the most sense.

She stopped to have coffee

 She doesn't drink coffee any more
 She decided to have a coffee break
 She has had enough coffee for today
 She thinks coffee should be banned

Question 16 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 When I get my MBA I will apply for jobs in the US
 When I will pass my MBA I'll try to get a job abroad
 When I will get my MBA I'm going to the USA
 When I pass my MBA I would send my CV to US companies

Question 17 - Read the sentence in italics and choose the phrase which makes the most sense.

How long did it take him to get to the university?

 He took him two hours and a half
 He took a three year course
 It took two years to qualify
 It took one and a half hours

Question 18 - Read the sentence in italics and choose the phrase which makes the most sense.

Mrs Johnson has gone to do a pitch at the client's office

 She is not back yet
 The presentation is still in progress
 The presentation has finished
 Mrs Johnson is back in the office

Question 19 - Read the sentence in italics and choose the phrase which makes the most sense.

I'm used to working under pressure at the stock exchange

 I no longer work at the stock exchange
 Working under pressure is not a problem for me now
 I don't work under pressure any more
 Working under pressure is usual at the stock exchange

Question 20 - Which one of these phrases is correct in English?

 This is supposed to be a four-star hotel
 I supposed it was a four-stars hotel
 The hotel supposed to have four stars
 A four-stars hotel is supposed to be better than this