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BULATS Business English: Test Prep & Practice Final Exam

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Question 1 1. To correct faulty collective ownership, a writer should look for wording that suggests group ownership and _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 3 3. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 4 4.

Pick the phrase that contains a preposition error:

We set out with unrealistic expectations of idyllic weather and endless sunny afternoons of travel, expectations that were quickly shattered from the first three-day storm front.

Question 5 5.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 6 6. What is comprehension?

Question 7 7.

In the following conversation, which key words do NOT help you figure out the flow of agreement and disagreement?

BOB: I really like the new email system.

PETE: Yes, it's so much easier to use.

BOB: And it works much better on my tablet, too. But I guess that's not such an issue for you, since you don't have one.

PETE: Yeah, I never got into tablets.

BOB: I don't know how you get everything done without one! I consider it totally necessary.

PETE: But you got along fine before you had a tablet. They might be nice, but I don't think they're necessary.

Question 8 8.

Consider the following excerpt from a conversation:

TONY: Hey Bruce, did you hear about the new guy on our team?

BRUCE: No, who is he?

TONY: His name is James; he's an old friend of Steve's.

BRUCE: Oh, nice. Actually, speaking of the team, do you know when our schedule for the latest project is coming out?

TONY: Um, I think it's going to be posted tomorrow? Or-- well, I guess it depends on when Nick figures everything out, and I know he's really busy with everything, but… OK, what I'm actually saying is that I don't know.

BRUCE: OK, well, let me know if you get any news. Hey, is this new guy--

TONY: James.

BRUCE: James, right. Is he coming to lunch on Friday?

Why does Tony say 'did you hear about…'?

Question 9 9.

In the following conversation, what do Bob and Pete DISAGREE on?

BOB: I really like the new email system.

PETE: Yes, it's so much easier to use.

BOB: And it works much better on my tablet, too. But I guess that's not such an issue for you, since you don't have one.

PETE: Yeah, I never got into tablets.

BOB: I don't know how you get everything done without one! I consider it totally necessary.

PETE: But you got along fine before you had a tablet. They might be nice, but I don't think they're necessary.

Question 10 10. Changes in the lowness or highness of a person's voice is known as _____.

Question 11 11. Why is it important to be polite when making a request when traveling on business?

Question 12 12. Why is showing appreciation to a client or colleague a valuable part of a business relationship?

Question 13 13. What is the best way to become comfortable with travel vocabulary and conversation?

Question 14 14. If you discuss inappropriate or offensive leisure activities at work, which one of the following is a possible consequence?

Question 15 15. Why should you try to be honest and polite when rejecting a business offer?

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