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1 English Language 2 - revision -

2 I Underline and correct a mistake in each line: (10 points)

3 Dear Mr. smith, I am writting to recommend Tom Thompson for the Sales Manager at AB Company. I had the pleasure to working with Tom during his time as a salesperson at XYZ, as I was his direct supervisor, so I fuly understanding his capabilities. Tom’s connection with the customers allowed him to become number one salesperson at our company for five years in a row. Tom are also able to work effectively with other co-workers, making him a great addition. With Toms dedication, I have not doubts you will be pleased if you hire him. Sincirily, John Johnson X

4 KEY Dear Mr. smith, Smith I am writting to recommend Tom Thompson for the Sales Manager at writing AB Company. I had the pleasure to working with Tom during his time work as a salesperson at XYZ, as I was his direct supervisor, so I fuly fully understanding his capabilities. Tom’s connection with the customers understand allowed him to become number one salesperson at our company in for five years in a row. Tom are also able to work effectively with is other co-workers, making him a great addition. With Toms Tom’s dedication, I have not doubts you will be pleased if you hire him. no Sincirily, Sincerely John Johnson X

5 Dear Sire, I wish to apply for the position for Technology Specialist. I would enjoy the challenge and the opportunity to learning and the experience of working with a largest name in the industry. I am currently completing my Batchelour of Engineering degree in Belgrade. My abilitys have enabled me to acquire expertise in all areas of bussiness administration. I also beleive that my broad information technology knowledge base and my personal skills will make me a successfully candidate. Please find attaching my resume. Your faithfully,

6 KEY Dear Sire, Sir I wish to apply for the position for Technology Specialist. of I would enjoy the challenge and the opportunity to learning learn and the experience of working with a largest name in the the industry. I am currently completing my Batchelour of Bachelor Engineering degree in Belgrade. My abilitys have enabled me abilities to acquire expertise in all areas of bussiness administration. I business also beleive that my broad information technology knowledge believe base and my personal skills will make me a successfully Successful candidate. Please find attaching my resume. attached Your faithfully, Yours

7 Dear ms. Devine, I am writing to congratulations you on opening your business venture. I am sure you will have much years of success. In addition, since more of my clients are now requested organically produced vegetables, I would like to enquire about yours range of products and request a price list. I hope we will develop a good working relationship at the near future. We would appreciate a visit from your companys representative so we can discuss our further cooperation. If you wish to visiting us, I will make sure you are warmly welcomed by our highly trained stuff. I look forward to see you soon. David Smith

8 KEY Dear ms. Devine, Ms I am writing to congratulations you on opening your business venture. I congratulate am sure you will have much years of success. In addition, since more of my many clients are now requested organically produced vegetables, I would like to requesting enquire about yours range of products and request a price list. I hope we your will develop a good working relationship at the near future. We would in appreciate a visit from your companys representative so we can company’s discuss our further cooperation. If you wish to visiting us, I will make visit sure you are warmly welcomed by our highly trained stuff. staff I look forward to see you soon. seeing David Smith X

9 Dear Sir Doe, I am writing for ask whether it would be possible for you to provide a reference for me. I would sincere appreciate if you could confirm my qualifications and the skills I gained during my work on AB Company. I am in the process of seeking emploiment and a positive reference from you would enhance my chances of achieving mine career goals. Please let me know if there is any informations I can provide regarding my experience to help you in giveing me a reference. I can be reached at Thanks you for your Best reggards, Jane Smith

10 KEY Dear Sir Doe, Mr I am writing for ask whether it would be possible for you to provide a to reference for me. I would sincere appreciate if you could confirm my sincerely qualifications and the skills I gained during my work on AB Company. in I am in the process of seeking emploiment and a positive reference employment from you would enhance my chances of achieving mine career goals. my Please let me know if there is any informations I can provide regarding information my experience to help you in giveing me a reference. I can be reached giving at Thanks you for your Thank Best reggards, regards, Jane Smith

11 II Use the following linking words to paraphrase the sentences below: due to moreover nevertheless despite prior to therefore in spite of furthermore 1.There was a lot of noise. He managed to sleep. 2.He had the flu. He went to work. 3.The match was cancelled. The weather was bad. 4.Mary has excellent interpersonal skills. In addition, she is a good team player. 5.The companies are expanding. They need more staff. 6.She enrolled into college. Before that, she went on holiday. 7.He lost his job last month. Still, decided to buy a new car. 8.Marketing plans give us an idea of the potential market. They also tell us about the competition.

12 II KEY 1. Despite / in spite of the noise, he managed to sleep. OR There was a lot of noise. Nevertheless, he managed to sleep. 2. He had the flu. Neverheless, he went to work. OR Despite / in spite of the flu, he went to work. 3. The match was cancelled due to bad weather. OR The weather was bad. Therefore, the match was cancelled. 4. Mary has excellent interpersonal skills. Moreover/ Furthermore, she is a good team player. 5. The companies are expanding. Therefore, they need more staff. 6. She went on holiday prior to (enrolling into) college. 7. In spite of / despite losing his job last month, he decided to buy a new car. OR He lost his job. Nevertheless, he decided to buy… 8. Marketing plans give us an idea of the potential market. Furthermore / moreover, they also tell us about the competition.

13 III Circle the correct option: 1.I look forward to meet / meeting / to meeting you soon. 2.I had a full-time vacancy / job/ work, but I decided to leave it for a better opportunity. 3.A hands-on / confrontational / studious person is someone who does everything carefully and attentively. 4.Enclosed / Enclosing / In enclose please find my CV. 5.I appreciate you take / taking / for taking time to review my application. 6.Before I accepted the position, I spent several days negotiating about / to negotiate about / negotiating the contract.

14 7. In some European countries, young fathers have the right to go on paternal / paternity / fraternal leave after a child is born. 8. She graduated at / in / from the University of Hanover. 9. As the Financial Manager, I am in charge for / of / with the company’s financial reporting. 10. If a company needs to reduce costs, it is often demoted / delayered / downsized by making its employees redundant. 11. After you finish high school, you can either enroll to / into / at college or look for a job. 12. A proactive / pragmatic / persistent person is someone who doesn’t wait for things to go wrong, but identifies possible issues before they happen and makes sure they never do.

15 III KEY: 1.meeting 2.job 3.studious 4.Enclosed 5.taking 6.negotiating 7. paternity 8. from 9. of 10. downsized 11. into 12. proactive

16 IV Fill in the blanks with one word each. The first letter of every word has been provided. 1.Please do not hesitate to contact me if you r___________________ any further information. 2.In addition to her application, she provided us with c___________________ (=certificates, diplomas, recommendations, etc.) that prove she’s an ideal match for the job. 3.When you look for a job, the first step is to apply for a v___________________ advertised in newspapers or on a jobs website. 4.Her b___________________ (=education, training, experience) in the field of finance is impressive.

17 5. As you can see from my e___________________ resume, my qualifications match perfectly the position’s requirements. 6. He is an interior designer who prefers to work as a f___________________ rather than to be fully employed. 7. I am writing to apply for the position of Project Manager a___________________ on your website. 8. Office workers who work regular hours are sometimes asked to stay o___________________ if they cannot finish their work on time. 9. Please do not h___________________ to contact me if you require any further information.

18 IV KEY 1.Require 2.Credentials 3.Vacancy 4.Background 5.Enclosed 6.Freelancer 7.Advertised 8.Overtime 9.Hesitate

19 V Make the following sentences more formal. 1.I saw your ad for a PA in yesterday’s paper and I want to apply. 2.I’m sending my CV together with his letter for you to look at. 3.I can’t wait for you invite me for an interview! 4.Mary’s great with all sorts of kids, and her German is OK, so I reckon she’ll do fine as a teacher in an Austrian school. 5.If you want to know more, don’t be shy - go ahead and ask. 6.Thanks for reading my application and I hope to see you soon. 7.I’m sure I’m the best candidate for the post, as my CV also shows. 8.I worked for ACD Company for a year or so, but they sacked all the middle management (including me) because they had money problems. 9.My English is great and I can also use a computer well. 10.To sum up, I’m sure my ex student Kelly Jones will be a big plus for your company.

20 V Suggested answers 1.I wish to apply for the position of Personal Assistant in your company advertised in Politika daily newspaper on June 23, Enclosed please find my CV for your attention. 3.I am looking forward to an invitation for an interview / to attending an interview. 4.Mary is excellent with children and has satisfactory German language skills. Therefore, I believe she will make an excellent teacher in an Austrian school. 5.If you want to know more, please do not hesitate to ask. 6.Thank you for your kind review of my application. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. 7.I am confident that I am the most suitable candidate for the position, as my CV also confirms. 8.I worked for ACD Company for approximately a year, but was made redundant as a member of the middle management due to the company’s financial difficulties. 9.My English language and computer skills are proficient/ advanced. 10.In conclusion, I am confident that my former student Kelly Jones would became a valuable asset in your company.

21 VI Decide if the following sentences are true (T) or false (F). 1.If a letter begins with the receiver’s name, e.g. Dear Mr Ross, it will close with Yours faithfully T/F 2.The abbreviation c.c. stands for ‘correct carbons’. T/F 3.If you were writing a letter to Mr Peter Smith, you would open with Dear Mr Peter Smith. T/F 4.In the USA, it is correct to open a letter with the salutation Gentlemen. T/F 5.The abbreviation enc. or encl. means there are enclosures with a letter. T/F 6.In the UK, the abbreviated date on a letter means 6 February 1995 T/F

22 7. If a secretary signs her name on a letter and her signature is followed by p.p. (per pro) Daniel Harris, it means she is signing on behalf of Daniel Harris. T/F 8. If you did not know whether a female correspondent was married or not, it would be correct to use the term Ms, e.g. Ms Tessa Groves, instead of Miss or Mrs. T/F 9. We always use a comma after the salutation (Dear Mr Bond,) T/F 10. Rather than use in the UK close of Yours sincerely/faithfully, Americans often choose what ?

23 VI Key 1.F (it should end with Yours sincerely) 2.F ( it stands for carbon copies) 3.F (you open with Dear Mr. Smith) 4.T 5.T 6.F (it means 2 June) 7.T 8.T 9.F ( you can use a colon : or nothing) 10.Yours truly

24 VII Fill in the missing word/ words and say which type of letter you could use the sentence in: 1. Accept my heartiest __________on your promotion. 2. It is with ___________ that we accept your resignation, __________ April I hope that you will give the ___________ resume ___________ consideration. Thank you. 4. Please do not __________to contact me if you need any ___________ information. 5.I _________your kind invitation to the conference. Thank you for the __________ to be among such distinguished invitees.

25 6. I look forward to _________ your reply soon. 7. Please accept this as ________ notice of my ________ from the position of Marketing Manager, with _______ from 12 June I would hereby like to _________Mr. George Black for the Internship USA Program. 9. I am deeply __________ of your kind support in this regard. Many _________. 10. Should you wish to ________ discuss anything __________ this recommendation please do not _______to contact me. 11. I would like to ________ for the position of a Personal Assistant _________in The Times on 3 May 2008.

26 12. ____________ on your accomplishment. 13. Please find ________ my CV for your __________. 14. The Board of Directors ________accepts your resignation. 15. On ___________ of my family I would like to thank you for your kind __________ of sympathy. 16. We would like to _________ for the tardy reply to your fax dated July 13, I would __________it if you find time to _________ my application and contact me at your earliest ____________.

27 VII Key (there may be other correct answers) 1.congratulations 2.regret / effective 3.enclosed / favorable 4.hesitate / additional 5.accept / opportunity 6. receiving 7.formal / resignation / effective 8. recommend 9. appreciative / thanks 10. further / related / hesitate 11. apply / advertised 12. congratulations 13. attached / review 14. regretfully 15. behalf / expressions 16. apologize 17. appreciate / read / convenience

28 VIII Rearrange the order of paragraphs in the following thank you letter:

29 It was very enjoyable to speak with you about the assistant account executive position at the Smith Agency. The job, as you presented it, seems to be a very good match for my skills and interests. I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you about this position. I understand your need for administrative support. My detail orientation and organizational skills will help to free you to deal with larger issues. I neglected to mention during my interview that I had worked for two summers as a temporary office worker. In addition to my enthusiasm, I will bring to the position strong writing skills, assertiveness and the ability to encourage others to work cooperatively with the department. My artistic background will help me to work with artists on staff and provide me with an understanding of the visual aspects of our work. Sincerely, Dear Mr.Jonson:

30 It was very enjoyable to speak with you about the assistant account executive position at the Smith Agency. The job, as you presented it, seems to be a very good match for my skills and interests. I understand your need for administrative support. My detail orientation and organizational skills will help to free you to deal with larger issues. I neglected to mention during my interview that I had worked for two summers as a temporary office worker. In addition to my enthusiasm, I will bring to the position strong writing skills, assertiveness and the ability to encourage others to work cooperatively with the department. My artistic background will help me to work with artists on staff and provide me with an understanding of the visual aspects of our work. I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you about this position. Sincerely,

31 Thank you Letter IX Fill in the missing parts of the letter with the following words: accommodating appreciated convenient pleasure surroundings enjoyed joy

32 It was a finally meeting you, after our numerous s and phone conversations, regarding the Production Editor-Proofreader position. I truly our conversation and learning more about the needs of the Sales Intelligence department. I the tour of your facilities. They are quite impressive, and it would be a true to work in such beautiful Thank you also for introducing me to several Sales Intelligence team members. They were all so kind and I agree it was a shame that Bob Brown, the actual person I'd be working for, was not in. I hope he is feeling better and have no problem coming back to meet with him, when it's

33 IX KEY It was a pleasure finally meeting you, after our numerous s and phone conversations, regarding the Production Editor-Proofreader position. I truly appreciated our conversation and learning more about the needs of the Sales Intelligence department. I enjoyed the tour of your facilities. They are quite impressive, and it would be a true joy to work in such beautiful surroundings. Thank you also for introducing me to several Sales Intelligence team members. They were all so kind and - accommodating. I agree it was a shame that Bob Brown, the actual person I'd be working for, was not in. I hope he is feeling better and have no problem coming back to meet with him, when it's convenient.

34 X Write a recommendation letter for your former employee, Martha Rogers, who is applying for a full scholarship in a law school. Use block format and from 90 to 120 words. You must use the following words: credentials, consequently, despite, contribution, enhance, good command of, therefore, benefit, background, challenging

35 XI Fill in the missing parts of the text with the following words: advanced hesitate recommend further Concern position rapport skills literate accomplishes

36 To Whom it May ___________: I highly _________Michelle Johnson as a candidate for a teaching _______. I have worked with Michelle in my position as Principal of St. Paul's School. Michelle has a wonderful__________ with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more __________topics, are both truly superior. She has excellent written and verbal communication_______, is extremely organized, reliable and computer_______. Michelle can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. She ___________these tasks with great initiative and with a very positive attitude. If you have any ___________questions with regard to her background or qualifications, please do not __________to contact me. Sincerely, Mary Haddock Principal St. Paul's School

37 To Whom it May Concern: I highly recommend Michelle Johnson as a candidate for a teaching position. I have worked with Michelle in my position as Principal of St. Paul's School. Michelle has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, reliable and computer literate. Michelle can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. She accomplishes these tasks with great initiative and with a very positive attitude. If you have any further questions with regard to her background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Mary Haddock Principal St. Paul's School


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