English Test–topics: Economics, Job Interview, Finance, Foreign Trade

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 44

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The first 9 questions of this test are related to the video: Job interview questions. Test time: approximately 30 minutesPlease open a separate window and paste the link of the video: http://rebower. Wordpress. Com/teste-ingles-intermediario/


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     (0m24s) "You show up, you're dressed properly, you walk in to meet the interviewer."    What do you do next?
    • A. 

      Greet the interviewer and sit down as soon as possible.

    • B. 

      Smile and greet the interviewer making her/ him at ease.

    • C. 

      Wait for the interviewer to start talking then follow her/ his instructions.

  • 2. 
    (0m36s) To create a more relaxing atmosphere during the interview you should use:
    • A. 

      Formal language

    • B. 

      Professional clothes

    • C. 

      Ice breakers

  • 3. 
    (1m02s) "Why do you wanna leave your job?" The best answers are:
    • A. 

      Because I really want to be in a place where I can be managed and developed.

    • B. 

      Because I can`t stand my boss.

    • C. 

      Because I would like to be recognized as a good manager soon.

  • 4. 
    What does “Why are you moving on?” mean in a job interview context?
    • A. 

      Why were you fired?

    • B. 

      Why did you quit your job?

    • C. 

      Why are you unsatisfied with your career?

  • 5. 
    (1m38s) According to the coach, when you hear “you’re overqualified” you should:
    • A. 

      Explain that you’re looking to downshift and looking to contribute in a non-managerial role.

    • B. 

      Understand this as a negative comment and assume your chances of getting this job are slim.

    • C. 

      Tell the interviewer you’re very ambitious and you’re sure you’ll be promoted quickly.

  • 6. 
    (3m20s) Complete the sentences with words from the video:Look up the job ______ in your geographic area, and get the ________ of salaries for that position and find where you would fit based on your _____ of experience.
    • A. 

      Post, amount, merit

    • B. 

      Rotation, variety, value

    • C. 

      Title, range, level

  • 7. 
    "If the interviewer doesn’t bring up salary, should I?"    What’s not a synonym for the underlined phrasal verb?
    • A. 

      Put forward

    • B. 

      Mention

    • C. 

      Provide for

  • 8. 
    Well, we can’t let Denise go because she’s such a fabulous candidate.Choose an antonym for the underlined words in the video.
    • A. 

      Lose

    • B. 

      Hire

    • C. 

      Dismiss

  • 9. 
    (3m55s)  Health care, flex time and vacation time aren’t:
    • A. 

      Fringe benefits

    • B. 

      Perks

    • C. 

      Goods

  • 10. 
    PRESENT SIMPLE, PAST SIMPLE, 3rd CONDITIONAL, PRESENT PERFECT. PASSIVE AND ACTIVE VOICES.    Complete the article from The Economist magazine. Use correct tense and form of verbs in parenthesis. From The Economist Magazine November 13th 2010    “Schumpeter Sticking Together”    Advice on managing partnerships, courtesy of Keith Richards and Michael EisnerA striking number of businesses _______________ 1 (create) by partners, despite all the fuss made over lone geniuses.
  • 11. 
    Where ________ Goldman  _______ _______ 2 (be) without Sachs? Or Hewlett without Packard?Please, in your answer, write all words in the blank leaving one space after each word.
  • 12. 
    Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus–________ 3 (know) as Bernie Arthur to their colleagues–________ 4 (revolutionize) the retail business when they ________ 5 (found) the Home Depot.Please, in your answer, write all words in the blank leaving one space after each word.
  • 13. 
    Bill Gates ________ 6 (work) with a succession of partners while he ________ 7 (be) at Microsoft–most notably Paul Allen and then Steve Ballmer–and now ________ 8 (run) his foundation with his wife, Melinda. (“I________ never ________ 9 (do) anything solo”, he ________ 10 (tell) Mr Eisner, “except take tests”.)Please, in your answer, write all words in the blank leaving one space after each word.
  • 14. 
    Warren Buffet ________ ________ 11 (work) with Charlie Munger, his sidekick, confidant and best friend, since before the Rolling Stones ________ ________ 12 (form).Please, in your answer, write all words in the blank leaving one space after each word.
  • 15. 
    Match the sentence beginnings below with the best endings.Layoff  /  Bond  /  Exchange rates  /  Gross Domestic Product  / Withholding taxes /  Leave of absence  /  Developed countries__ __ are countries with high gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.__ __ __ means  a large amount of money, people, or water, that moves or is transferred into a place.__  is a certificate issued by a government or a public company promising to repay borrowed money at a fixed rate of interest at a specified time.__ __ are the amount of an employee's pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government.__ __ is the value of one currency for the purpose of conversion to another. Explanation: It is the value of a foreign nation’s currency in terms of the home nation’s currency.[1] For example an exchange rate of 91 Japanese yen (JPY, ¥) to the United States dollar (USD, $) means that JPY 91 is worth the same as USD 1.__ (in British and American English), also called redundancy in the UK, is the temporary suspension or permanent termination of employment of an employee or (more commonly) a group of employees for business reasons.__ __ __ time when one has permission to be absent from work or from duty in the armed forces. Example: Mrs Smith is on maternity leave. Please, in your answer, write all words in the blank leaving one space after each word. Click "SUBMIT MY ANSWER" when you're done.
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