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UNIT 1 Face to face Vocabulary

EXCERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 It’s important to understand how other cultures behave so you don’t cause .

A offence B problem C disaster D behaviour

2 In some countries it is quite to use the correct title when talking to business colleagues.

A offensive B likely C formal D tricky

3 Having good may help you to make deals more easily.

A entertaining B manners C demonstrations D handshaking

4 Ian has to be very organised as his work involves meeting tight .

A problems B responsibilities C challenges D deadlines

5 Lesley doesn’t like having to wait for other people to work for her.

A generate B solve C resolve D tackle

6 Paul enjoys working at Small World because he finds the stimulating.

A installation B environment C application D opportunity

7 If someone looks me straight in the eye without I tend to think they are honest.

A yawning B sighing C blinking D sniffing

8 Your body usually gives other people information about how you really feel.

A appearance B impression C language D relationship

9 Bob and Tony are business and have arranged to meet at the sales conference.

A delegates B customers C associates D officers

10 I’ve given the latest sales to Mr Allen but he hasn’t had a chance to look at them yet.

A systems B figures C worksheets D facts

EXERCISE 2 Fill in the gaps with the correct nationality.

1 He lives in Holland so he must be .

2 She comes from the USA so I think she’s .

3 They speak French so they could be or (France/Canada).

4 He’s a but he can’t speak any Swedish.

5 I became a citizen when I married a woman from Hungary.

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Reading

EXERCISE 3 Put these sentences in the best order. Put a number, 1-4, in the space.

1 A Very well, thanks. Let’s get down to business, shall we? B I’m fine, thanks. How are you? C Hello again! How are you getting on? D Yes, all right.

2 A Miss Smith, I’d like you to meet Mrs Jones. B Oh, please call me Liz. C How do you do, Mrs Jones? D And I’m Claire.

3 A Oh, yes. I’ve heard of you. B The name’s Alex White. C I’d like to introduce myself. D Pleased to meet you.

4 A I wondered if I might take Friday off? B Yes. Tony, of course. C Oh, Friday’s rather difficult. D Mrs Lang, could I have a word please?

5 A What do you think? B Yes, sure, Bob. C Geoff, could you come over here a minute? D Aha, yes, you’ve put a lot of work into it.

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UNIT 2 Letters, faxes and memos Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 There is always a lot of to attend to on a Monday morning.

A letters B correspondence C communications D information

2 Please leave a message on the answer phone if you need to contact us office hours.

A outside B over C through D against

3 The annual general meeting was in the conference centre.

A conducted B provided C run D held

4 One of the advantages of writing over talking to someone face-to-face is that you can

take your time.

A remaining B related C relative D relevant

5 Make sure that the addressee’s job is correct.

A title B description C name D type

6 A well laid out letter always gives a good .

A idea B reaction C impression D effect

7 If you are in attending, please let me know as soon as possible.

A concerned B pleased C sure D interested

8 You must your application by the end of the week.

A submit B subject C subscribe D subcontract

9 There has been a agreement to supply Texmills with our products and services.

A long-winded B long-lasting C long-standing D long-lived

10 Managers should staff to maintain the no-smoking policy throughout the building.

A suggest B encourage C support D co-operate

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Reading

EXERCISE 2 Fill in the appropriate word from the box.

Dear Mr Jacobs,

Thank you very much for your letter (1) 5 March. (2) answer to your

request, we have (3) in enclosing our latest (4) and price list.

I would like to (5) your attention to the special offers. These products are available at a

reduced price for a limited time only.

If you would like any (6) information, please get in (7) with me.

I look (8) to hearing from you.

Yours (9) ,

Howard Johnson

Sales Manager

(10) : catalogue, price list, special offers supplement.

pleasure touch in catalogue of further forward

enclosed draw faithfully from delight notice sincerely

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UNIT 3 On the phone Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 Mrs Perez is writing to the arrangements she made with you.

A conform B confer C confine D confirm

2 . I’ll see if Mr Watson is available.

A Hold on B Keep on C Go on D Stay

3 I’ll put you to the Sales Department.

A over B off C through D in

4 Oh, dear. I think I’ve the wrong number.

A put B done C through D dialled

5 I’m Miss Johnson’s in a meeting.

A worried B afraid C concerned D frightened

6 No. This is the Finance Department. I’ll check the number.

A extension B external C exterior D extraction

7 There are no public phones in here but there is a phone in Market Street.

A room B operator C booth D switchboard

8 Would you like me to fix up an for you?

A application B appointment C arrangement D attendance

9 Don’t make jokes on the phone as you may be .

A misunderstood B misplaced C mistaken D misguided

10 You should always speak to customers .

A slowly B politely C carefully D kindly

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Reading

EXERCISE 2 Choose one of the phrases from the boxes to complete these conversations.

Conversation 1

Bill: Hi, Sally. (1) changing the time of today’s meeting? Some time this afternoon would

be better for me.

Sally: (2) I’ve got to finish that report today. Perhaps we could fix something up for

tomorrow?

Bill: (3) ?

Sally: (4) Bill but I think (5) .

Bill: O.K. Let’s get together tomorrow.

if you need any help would you mind would you like a hand do you think you could

that’s very kind of you I won’t be able to I’m sorry but I’d prefer to do it myself

Conversation 2

Jim: Dr Henderson, (6) I go home early today?

Dr H.: (7) . Are you feeling O.K.?

Jim: I’m fine but I’ve got a lot of preparation to do for that course I’m on.

(8) take tomorrow morning off as well?

Dr H.: No, (9) . The sales staff are coming in for a briefing.

Jim: Oh, yes. I’d forgotten.

Dr H. What about taking some holiday next week?

Jim: No, thanks. (10) . I’ll need to take some holiday later.

I’m afraid you can’t I think I can manage Do you mind if Sure, go ahead

I’m sorry but Yes, please. Thanks a lot Do you think I could

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UNIT 4 Summaries, notes, reports Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 Printix are offering us a 15% on all orders over $1000.

A interest B replacement C discount D consultation

2 It’s important to take breaks when working at a computer.

A frequent B lots C repeated D often

3 The new Managing Director of the company has just been .

A applied B decided C requested D appointed

4 Make sure that the main of the report contains only relevant information.

A business B body C content D form

5 If this project is completed on time we will receive a in next month’s pay.

A bonus B batch C bill D salary

6 He was asked to a thorough review of the health and safety provision within the

organisation.

A underline B undergo C undertake D understand

7 If you’re taking notes it’s a good idea to make them as clear and as possible.

A quick B brief C essential D rough

8 As a of the review, they decided to close the factory down.

A conclusion B finding C purpose D result

9 There is a danger that the new regulations will be misunderstood by many staff.

A unnecessary B bad C unfortunate D grave

10 The consultants the importance of managers involving staff in the issue of timekeeping.

A emphasised B recommended C motivated D related

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EXERCISE 2 There is an incorrect punctuation mark in each of the lines of the texts. Underline each mistake and put the correct punctuation mark at the end of the line. The first one has been done as an example.

Following your memorandum of 27 April; we carried out April,

study of staff view’s in three selected departments (1)

to see, how the arrangements for breaks had been working. (2)

I here summarise the results. (3)

• 65% office workers found the break arrangements satisfactory: (4)

• 25% would be in favour of a shorter lunch break; (5)

EXERCISE 3 There is a missing punctuation mark in each of the lines of the texts. Underline the word next to where it should be and put the correct punctuation mark at the end of the line. The first one has been done as an example.

You also asked for my views on how to deal with unions I mentioned unions.

that in some departments the break was lasting too long The union (1)

representatives answer was not very helpful. She said the union (2)

would always insist on the break being left as it is. In conclusion it (3)

seems important to draw the Boards attention to possible difficulties (4)

which the installation of clocking in machines could bring. (5)

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UNIT 5 Working together Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 Telecommunication companies belong to the tertiary of industry.

A section B sector C area D part

2 She took the job there because they provide good child-care .

A equipment B conveniences C schemes D facilities

3 Siemens is a highly leader in the electrics and electronics market.

A innovative B reliable C extensive D traditional

4 Many employees are eager to try new ideas.

A in B up C on D out

5 Some companies have all their secretarial posts.

A abandoned B collapsed C abolished D failed

6 Over the decades, the name of Siemens has become with progress.

A symptomatic B synonymous C systematic D synthetic

7 The development of new technologies means that there are fewer jobs for manual .

A workforce B staff C employees D workers

8 Buying in can reduce unit costs.

A bulk B amounts C volume D weight

9 If the workplace is a happy place, then staff is usually low.

A structure B turnover C changes D takeover

10 The Department is responsible for sending out invoices.

A Accounts B Purchasing C Sales D Production

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A primary sector

B secondary sector

C tertiary sector

A administration

B purchasing

C personnel

D research & development

E sales & marketing

F production

G accounts

H legal

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EXERCISE 2 Match the sectors on the right to sentences 1–5.

1 In developing countries most people are usually employed in agriculture.

2 During the 21st century we expect to see a huge expansion in

telecommunications.

3 Vehicle manufacturing has been an important industry in Western Europe

for many years.

4 The discovery of oil in the Far East resulted in a rapid increase in the

standard of living for many people.

5 Service industries, such as catering and hotels, often pay low wages.

EXERCISE 3 Match the descriptions 1–5 to the different functions of a company.

1 Creates new products.

2 In charge of the welfare of employees.

3 Keeps a record of all payments made and received.

4 Orders all supplies needed.

5 Provides office services, e.g. typing.

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UNIT 6 International trade Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 Most of our have been working with us for a number of years.

A supplies B suppliers C supporters D supplements

2 Unfortunately the recent takeover will result in a number of at the plant.

A rationalisations B dealings C redundancies D exchanges

3 You will see from the catalogue that our prices are very .

A competitive B competent C completed D compatible

4 The price of the catalogue is against your first order.

A removable B replaceable C rechargeable D refundable

5 All items in this range will be from 27 April.

A suitable B portable C available D accessible

6 The assignment arrives at the warehouse on Monday and will be immediately.

A unloaded B emptied C undone D unsent

7 Unfortunately it is to keep the complete range in stock.

A insufficient B uneconomic C uncertain D invalid

8 After rationalisation the company was and its order book was full.

A in good time B in good shape C in good spirits D in good health

9 Artemis gives us a good price on this because they are our suppliers.

A single B one C individual D sole

10 I would be grateful if you could let me have a detailed , including prices and delivery

terms.

A quotation B term C offer D order

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EXERCISE 2 Match the words 1-5 to their definitions A-G. There are two extra definitions you do not need to use.

A The cost and transportation of the goods, carriage paid,

to a named destination in the buyer’s country.

B This document is a receipt for goods loaded on a ship.

C This price covers the cost, insurance and freight charges

to port of destination.

D This document is evidence that goods have been sent by air.

E This document ensures that the exporter will be paid.

F This price includes cost and freight, but not insurance, to a

named port of destination in the buyer’s country.

G This price covers the ex-works cost of goods, but not the

insurance and freight charges.

Reading

EXERCISE 3 Fill in the appropriate word in gaps 1-5 from the box. There are three words you do not need to use.

Thank you for your (1) enquiry about our AntiSpy SP 700 computer screen protector. This

particular model is available from (2) at this time. The special (3) price is

$199 per unit or $499 for six. The (4) price is $499. Please let me know by fax or e-mail if

you would like to (5) an order at these prices as this offer will end on 31 March.

introductory regular stock warehouse return recent confirm place

1 CIF

2 EXW

3 CPT

4 irrevocable letter of credit

5 CFR

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UNIT 7 Money matters Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 The company saw net profits fall as a result of the in the industry world-wide. A downfall B downgrade C downturn D downward

2 It is important for many small businesses to improve their credit and ensure customers pay on time. A limit B control C risk D term

3 All letters of credit should include an expiry date when payment is . A called B complete C ready D due

4 We apologise for the difficulty we are experiencing in paying your account. A delayed B waiting C outstanding D owing

5 Thank you for your of $500 which we received today. A remittance B remission C remains D remuneration

6 The credit terms that payment should be on presentation of the goods. A remind B stipulate C agree D settle

7 It’s important to customer references when offering credit. A take on B take down C take up D take in

8 If you do not pay your bill within the next few days we will have to consider taking legal . A prosecution B action C instruction D presentation

9 He was offered a bank when the company experienced financial problems. A payment B credit C overdraft D debt

10 If customers fail to their bills you can be left with a serious cash-flow problem. A meet B charge C invoice D state

EXERCISE 2 Match the words 1-5 to the definitions A-G. There are two extra definitions you do not need to use.

A Fastest method of sending money abroad.

B A cheque drawn on an overseas bank.

C Payment in advance of delivery.

D Payment not required until after despatch of goods.

E Usually the slowest method of payment.

F Can be purchased from a bank and posted to supplier.

G Your bank can instruct an overseas bank by airmail to make a payment.

1 CWO

2 International money order

3 Documentary bill of exchange

4 Banker’s draft

5 Telegraphic transfer

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Reading

EXERCISE 3 Fill in the appropriate word in gaps 1-5 from the box. There are three words you do not need to use.

Dear Mr Becker,

(1) our records your account is still overdue. We would like to remind you that

our (2) of business are 30 days net. (3) unsettled debts, it is our

(4) to take legal action. We would prefer not to take this course. May we ask you to settle

your account by (5) . I am enclosing a copy of your invoice for your information.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Jones

terms in the case of for example now

according to policy instead of return

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UNIT 8 Dealing with problems Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 We are happy to replace the goods free of charge.

A injured B hurt C destroyed D damaged

2 All the cars in this particular range were recalled because of a design .

A fault B mistake C error D slip

3 The customer complained that the assistant he spoke to had been most .

A helpless B incapable C unhelpful D impotent

4 There was a in the order at the factory and the wrong package was sent.

A mix-up B mixture C mixing D mixed-up

5 The delay in despatch was due to circumstances our control.

A above B beyond C under D in

6 There was a serious staff at the time so several shipments were held up.

A shortage B reduction C decrease D contraction

7 The complaint about the cost of the item was soon out.

A dealt B sorted C taken D cleared

8 As we were entirely responsible for the confusion your account has been with the

full amount.

A debited B added C given D credited

9 The poor quality of the products was on inadequate supervision of the workforce.

A caused B blamed C explained D put

10 The customer demanded a when he discovered the equipment was missing.

A return B repair C refund D reply

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EXERCISE 2 Match the two halves of these sentences.

1 There’s been a slight mix-up A but there seems to be some mistake.

2 I’m sorry to bother you B for the late arrival of this flight.

3 If you don’t send your engineer today C we will be forced to cancel.

4 I’m not at all satisfied D over your recent order.

5 Please accept our apologies E with the reasons for the delay.

Reading

EXERCISE 3 Fill in the appropriate word in gaps 1-5 from the box. There are three words you do not need to use.

FAX

Dear Mr North,

We very much regret the (1) about your order. There was a (2) fault that

day which resulted in a number of errors being made. Unfortunately, your order was one of those

(3) . This error has now been (4) and you should be receiving the goods in

the next few days.

We are very sorry about the (5) caused.

Yours sincerely,

Jill South

Customer Care Officer

electric affected put right inconvenience

repaired confusion inefficient computer

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UNIT 9 Visitors and travellers Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 You need to your seat 24 hours before departure or they may cancel your reservation.

A book B reconfirm C register D arrange

2 Their flight was delayed due to engine .

A failure B collapse C defeat D crash

3 Please send us a copy of her so that we can arrange transport.

A journey B map C itinerary D route

4 The hotel restaurant is not open 24 hours but room is always available.

A menu B catering C waiter D service

5 The journey took ages. We were stuck in a traffic as soon as we left the airport.

A queue B jam C hold-up D block

6 The delegates are booked into the Hotel du Lac but they can move to something

more luxurious if they want.

A provisionally B approximately C temporarily D conditionally

7 Make sure that you allow plenty of time to at the airport.

A check up B check out C check in D check on

8 I always choose a room the back of the hotel as it’s usually quieter.

A showing B seeing C overlooking D viewing

9 The conference speakers will require photocopying throughout their stay.

A amenities B facilities C opportunities D appliances

10 In the interests of safety it’s a good idea to walk when visiting a place for the first time.

A confidently B convincingly C confidentially D consciously

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EXERCISE 2 Choose one of the phrases from the boxes to complete these conversations. There are three phrases you do not need to use.

Conversation 1

Tourist: Excuse me. How do I get to the Europa Hotel?

Local person: Ah. It’s (1) .

Tourist: Oh, dear. Is it far?

Local Person: Not really. It’ll (2) . Now when you leave the station (3)

and after about 500 metres you’ll come to the town hall. (4) this road for

another 300 metres till you come to a church on a big square. (5) is the

Hotel Europa.

Tourist: Thanks a lot.

turn left can’t miss it continue along opposite the church

a bit complicated take about 10 minutes on foot just after when you get to

Conversation 2

Host: What would you like to eat?

Guest: I’m not sure. (1) what this is?

Host: It’s chicken with tomatoes. It’s a (2) .

Guest: (3) . I’ll have that, please.

Host: (4) I’ll have the soup, (5) by the chicken.

speciality of the region to start with can you tell me that sounds very nice

difficult to explain followed by I’ll ask the waiter I don’t like the sound of that

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UNIT 10 Marketing Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 The company will be a new range of health foods over the next few months.

A promoting B encouraging C competing D supporting

2 Although prices have remained for the past two years we are expecting a sharp rise

in the near future.

A still B immobile C same D static

3 This particular of ice cream is supposed to contain very little fat.

A name B brand C label D product

4 Their products are only available through selected .

A outlooks B outlets C outlines D outfits

5 The sales for the next few months is not particularly optimistic.

A figures B drive C forecast D trend

6 The advertising company have come up with a catchy new for the car.

A slogan B saying C image D feature

7 It’s going to be difficult to break the Far East market but I believe it will become a

key market for us.

A through B up C into D down

8 We’re hoping that the new software package is going to make a big .

A effect B impact C influence D mark

9 Supermarkets often find point of sale very useful when introducing new products to

their customers.

A displays B exhibits C presentations D exhibitions

10 When deciding what kind of advertising to use it’s important to find out as much as possible about

your .

A companions B competitions C competitors D components

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Reading

EXERCISE 2 Match sentences 1–5 to the words in the box.

1 “I’m concerned that our customers may feel we are charging too much for this product.”

2 “We need to ensure that we keep a high profile. People should be reminded of our good reputation and image.”

3 “What makes this computer special is its unique design. There isn’t anything else like it on the market.”

4 “We have to consider everything about the product not just what it looks like or what it’s called.”

5 “I buy these jeans because they have a designer label. They make me feel expensive.”

EXERCISE 3 Put these sentences in order of probability. Begin with the highest probability.

1 It’s quite possible that we will see sales increase in the UK.

2 I don’t think we are going to see any improvement for some time.

3 There’s no doubt that these figures are accurate.

4 It’s just possible that interest rates will go down.

5 This definitely isn’t a good time for our product range.

Total Product

Unique Selling Proposition

Public Relations

Price-conscious

Product Image

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UNIT 11 Meetings Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 It was decided to the meeting until after lunch.

A finish B hold C adjourn D interrupt

2 Copies of the for the meeting were distributed to the heads of departments.

A proposal B summary C plan D agenda

3 The management committee that flexitime should be limited to permanent members

of staff.

A stipulated B required C asked D wanted

4 The members were asked to on the proposal to introduce flexitime.

A conclude B vote C elect D opt

5 They agreed that the system wasn’t working well and there was a need to a more

radical approach.

A choose B designate C prefer D adopt

6 The chair suggested that we got to business as quickly as possible as there was a lot

to get through.

A on B up C down D about

7 She made sure that everyone was able to express their points of .

A view B opinion C idea D impression

8 He thanked the management behalf of the staff for taking their suggestions seriously.

A with B on C in D for

9 The management decided to accept the proposals put forward by the committee.

A unanimously B altogether C completely D totally

10 He was unable to stay for the of the meeting as he had other business to attend to.

A time B length C extent D duration

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EXERCISE 2 Put sentences A-F under the correct headings.

1 Tips for chairing a meeting 2 Proposals

3 Agenda 4 Summary

A Flexitime: discuss staff suggestions and management stipulations.

B Provide more car-parking places.

C Make sure everyone has a chance to give their views.

D Flexible hours should only be worked on Mondays and Fridays.

E If there is disagreement on any point, call for a vote.

F The meeting ended at 5.15 pm.

G Any other business.

H It was agreed that most people were happy with the present system.

I There should be ‘core time’ for all staff.

J Arrangements for the Company picnic.

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UNIT 12 Processes and operations Vocabulary

EXERCISE 1 Choose the best word to fit the gap.

1 The operations in how a photocopier works are clearly explained in the manual.

A invested B invented C involved D investigated

2 It doesn’t matter if you don’t know all the technical as long as you can describe

the process.

A conditions B terms C particulars D qualifications

3 There was a major breakdown in the factory so the assembly line was brought to a .

A stoppage B close C halt D pause

4 The temperature of the chocolate mixture has to be carefully as it affects texture

and flavour.

A monitored B guided C followed D surveyed

5 Paper can get to the drum or between the rollers.

A fixed B joined C connected D stuck

6 The motor should rotate the wheels at very speeds to ensure a consistent mix.

A correct B precise C definite D particularly

7 This model is fitted all the latest electronic gadgets.

A on B for C with D up

8 Full are given on the back of the packet.

A instructions B operations C outlines D functions

9 There was no room in the warehouse as all space was taken up with unsold machinery.

A allowable B available C attainable D applicable

10 A microprocessor temperature changes.

A contracts B conveys C controls D converts

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EXERCISE 2 Complete the flowchart, showing how chocolate is made, by putting the sentences (A-H) in the correct order.

1 ⇒ 2 ⇒ 3 F ⇒ 4 ⇒ 5 H ⇒ 6 ⇒ 7 ⇒ 8 C

A While the kibbling is taking place the shells are blown away by air currents.

B When the chocolate beans arrive at the factory they are sorted out and cleaned.

C This solid mass is used to make a variety of chocolate products.

D The grinding reduces the nibs to a thick, hot liquid known as ‘mass’.

E The mass is allowed to cool and, as it does so, it solidifies.

F The next process, called kibbling, involves breaking down the beans into small pieces.

G Then the beans are fed into revolving drums where they are roasted.

H When all the shells have been removed, the small pieces of bean or ‘nibs’ are ground in mills.

EXERCISE 3 Read this conversation and fill in the gaps by choosing phrases from the box. There are two phrases you do not need to use. A: (1) , collect all the things you need for the recipe.

B: I see.

A: (2) is to put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.

B: I’m with you, so far.

A: (3) everything is blended well together. You don’t want any lumps!

B: (4) to make the mixture as smooth as possible?

A: Yes, that’s right. You then put the mixture into a greased cake tin and pop it in a preheated oven.

(5) . Not very difficult, is it?

B: I can’t wait to try!

And then finally First of all So, is the basic idea Make sure that Be careful not to So, there we are The next thing you have to do

Visit the New International Business English website: www.cambridge.org/elt/nibe Resources include: interactive exercises, a Business English glossary, articles and information on the Cambridge Business English Certificate examination.

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