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Complete the sentences below with the words and phrases from the box.



share price workforce profit turnover
Subsidiary market share head office

 

1. The amount of money a company receives from sales in a particular period of time is called its __________ .

2. The money a company makes after taking away its costs is its __________ .

3. A company which is more than 50% owned by a parent company is called a __________ .

4. The employees in a particular country or business are called the __________ .

5. The percentage of sales a company has in a particular market is its __________ .

6. The main building or location of a large organization is its __________ .

7. The cost of a company’s shares is its __________ .

 

Complete the extract from a company report with appropriate words or phrases from the box in exercise № 11.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE[40]

I’m pleased to say the company has continued its excellent performance. We are changing, growing and doing well at a difficult time for the industry. ________ was $57,2 million, an increase of 15% last year, and ________ rose by 5% to $6,4 million.

We are a highly competitive business. We have increased our ________ to 20%. Consequently our ________ has risen and is now at an all-time hight of $ 9,6.

Increased production and strong demand have had a positive effect on our cash flow, so we are able to finance a number of new projects. We have successfully moved to our new ________ in central London. We are now planning to start full production at the recently opened Spanish ________ in October.

Finally, thanks once again to our loyal and dedicated _______ . Our employees will always be our most valuable asset.

 

Grammar

Look at the following verbs and form the present simple passive forms as in the example.

Example: to do – is done or to use – are used

1. to produce -  
2. to deliver -  
3. to make -  
4. to own -  
5. to share -  
6. to operate -  
7. to chart -  
8. to organize -  
9. to elect -  
10. to practice -  

 

The following sentences are in Active form. Rewrite them in Passive as in the example.

Example:

Managers do a lot of work in our company – A lot of work is done by managers in our company.

We use many new techniques. – Many new techniques are used by us.

1. They produce different types of cars.

2. They deliver goods.

3. They make a huge profit on these goods.

4. Only one person usually ownsa small business.

5. The partners share profits.

6. Еhe share holders electa board of directors.

7. Managers organize many meetings.

 

Look at the following sentences and complete the questions.

Example: The office is being cleaned in the morning.

When is the office being cleaned?

1. The meeting is being held in the conference room.

Where ________________________ ?

2. Two new candidates are being interviewed by the Managing Director.

How many ________________________________ ?

3. The trees in front of our office are being cut down.

What __________________________ ?

4. Our department is preparing the annul report that’s why all the computers are being used.

Why _________________________________________ ?

5. I can’t use my office at the moment. It’s being painted.

What ________________________________ ?

 

a) make more similar sentences. Work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions.

16. Look at the following sentences. Chose the correct word in italics.

1. Julia’s report has/ have been discussed.

2. Did/ Has your mobile phone been repaired yet?

3. An amazing new medicine has been/ be discovered in America.

4. Where is the secretary? The document has not been prepare/ prepared yet!

5. Are/ Have those letters been delivered?

 

17. Read the e-mail from Judy to her boss. Then use the information to complete the sentences below [41].

Subject: News from the office
Dear Charlotte, I hope your trip to New York is going well. Everything is fine in the office, but I haven’t sent the e-mails to Australia. I’ve typed the sales report and I’ve sent copies to Donald and Mrs Langton. I haven’t printed last year’s report yet. I’ve arranged your flight to Los Angeles. You can collect the tickets at the airport. Alex hasn’t fixed the computers yet but he has put a new printer in Davy’s office. Don’t forget you have to pay Roger on Friday. Best wishes, Judy

Example: The e-mails to Australia haven’t been sent yet.

 

1. The sales report …………………………

2. Copies …………………………………..

3. Last year’s report ……………………….

4. Your flight to Los Angeles ……………..

5. The tickets ………………………………

6. The computers …………………………..

7. A new printer ……………………………

8. Roger …………………………………….

Listening

17. Listen to three people talking about companies[42].

a) Listen to the first speaker. Make notes on the company.

Employees: ……………………………………. Subsidiaries:…………………………………… Turnover: ……………………………………… Location of parent company ………………….. Number of products: ………………………….. Joint venture partner: ………………………….

b) Listen to the second speaker. Complete these notes.

* 30, 000, 000 ________________ a year. * Fly to 41 ________________ in 25 __________ ___________ . * Domestic service has 48 ________ and serves 20 ___________. * _________________ is their number one priority. * Currently ________________ FANS in their aircraft. * FANS are _____________ communications and ________ air traffic congestion.

c) Listen to the third speaker and answer these questions.

1. What’s the company’s turnover?

2. How many employees are there?

3. What’s happening in the company at the moment?

 

Work in pairs.

a) say what you know about the companies in the table[43].

  Virgin United colors of Benetton Daimler Chrysler Sony
    Nationality          
  Product(s)            
    Other information            

b) Tom Armstrong and Rachel Humphries talk about the four companies. Listen and complete the table.

 

 

Speaking

19. Which of these business sectors do you work in (or would you like to work in)? Can you name a company in each sector?[44]

* Telecommunications / Media * Transport
* Engineering * Vehicle manufacturing
* Retailing * IT (Information Technology) / Electronics
* Food and drink * Tourism
* Construction * Pharmaceuticals / Chemicals
* Banking and finance * Other

Work in groups. Choose one of these companies.

BMW Levi Strauss & Co. Nike
Coca-cola Microsoft
       

Write what you know about:

1. what each company produces or provides

2. where the company started

3. where the company operates

4. who its main competitors are

Tell the class about the company you have chosen.

Writing

 

20. Prepare a short presentation about a company. Include:

­ an overview of the company

­ a description of the different sectors/ areas it operates in

­ any famous company names or brand names

­ any interesting facts about the company

 


Organizational Structure

1. Study the Word List.

structural component –элемент конструкции

organization chart –организационная схема, схема взаимодействия сотрудников, отделов и т.п.; структура организационных, функциональных связей

distinct purpose – определенное значение

composed of –состоящий из

feature the same basic elements –содержать одинаковые основные элементы

appropriate -подходящий, соответствующий; должный

authority –власть

chairman –председатель

chief executive officer (CEO) -главный исполнительный директор, отвечает за основную часть текущей деятельности корпорации, часто совмещает эту работу с постом председателя правления, президента и т.д.

board of directors –совет директоров

ownership –собственность, владение

 





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