Rabu, 11 Juni 2014


8. Confusing words – 1
Choose the correct word for each sentence.
Note: Answer is the one that underlined.

  1. She works for an advertisement / advertising agency.
  2. How will the increase in interest rates affect / effect your sales?
  3. My bank manager has agreed to borrow / lend me another $2,000.
  4. We’ve had to cancel / postpone the meeting until next Monday.
  5. These machines are controlled / inspected at least once a day.
  6. My plane was delayed / postponed by an hour due to computer failure.
  7. Before coming here, I studied economics / economy at university.
  8. I am interested / interesting in their new camera.
  9. She applied for a job / work as a personnel officer.
  10. Some employees have a long journey / travel to work every day.
  11.  The cost of life / livinghas gone up again.
  12. Please send precise measurements / measures when ordering.
  13. We expect prices to raise / rise by at least five percent.
  14. We only exchange goods if you produce a receipt / recipe.
  15. I must remember / remind the boss about that meeting this afternoon.
  16. Can you say / tell the difference between these two products?
  17. The company is extremely sensible / sensitive to any criticism.
  18. There’s some more paper in the stationary / stationery cupboard.

9. Banking Services
Fill each blank in the text with the correct word or phrase. Choose from the following list. Use each item once only.
commission               issued                         statement                   credit rating
debited                       outstanding               withdraw                    credit transfer
in full                          salaries                       banker’s draft                        financial institutions
interest                       slip                              cash dispenser                      standing order

Bank offers many services to business and their customers. Here are some of the most common:
Many people now have a card which enables them to 1. withdraw money from a 2. cash dispenser. You feed your card into the machine and key in your PIN (personal identification number) and the amount of money you want. If you have enough in your account, the money requested will be 3.issued up to a daily limit. Your account is automatically 4. debited for the amount you have drawn out.
Provided you have a sound 5.credit rating,you can get a credit card from a bank and other      6. financial institution. To obtain goods or services, you present your card and sign a special voucher. When it receives the voucher, the credit card company pays the trader (less a             7. commission) and then send you a monthly 8. slip. Depending on the type of card you have, you will either have to pay 9. in full or be able to pay part of what is owed and pay 10. interest in the balance left 11. statement.
 If you need to make fixed payments at regular intervals, e.g. for insurance premiums, you can arrange a 12. credit transfer (sometimes known as a banker’s order) so that the bank will do this for you.
If you have several bills to pay, you can do this by 13. standing order . You write one cheque for the total sum involved, fill in a 14. Outstanding  for each bill and hand everything to the bank cashier.
The transfer system is also used by employers to pay 15. salaries directly into employees’ bank accounts.
If you are dealing with a supplier for the first time, a  16. banker’s draft may be used as payment. This is a cheque guaranteed by a bank and therefore it is not likely to ‘bounce’.

47. What’s the job?
accountant                             clerk                                        personnel officer
advertising executive           computer operator               R&D Manager
assembly person                  draughtsperson                    receptionist
chauffeur                               motor mechanic                    salesperson

You will be in charge of a team of highly creative individuals delivering new quality products and enhancing our existing range.
1. personnel officer
With particular responsibilities for recruitment and selection. Communication skills and a pragmatic approach to problem solving essential.
2. R&D Manager
With mechanical design experience to work as a member of a team producing designs and drawings for production. Experience of our products range is not essential.
Duties include filing, mailing, relief reception and other general office work.
4. receptionist
Needed for night shift. Clean modern factory. Varied work. Good eyesight essential.
5. assembly person
Successful applicant will be articulate and presentable. Remuneration includes retainer and car allowance plus commission structure.
6. salesperson
Reporting directly to Managing Director. You will take over financial control for all aspects of daily operation.
7. accountant
Sober habits, clean driving licence, able to be on call 7 days per week at times. Uniform supplied.
8. chauffeur
Must be experienced in the repair and maintenance of heavy duty vehicles. References must be provided from previous employers.
9. motor mechanic
You are the first person our clients will meet so you need to be friendly, stylish and efficient.
10. clerk
Some experience in the above-mentioned software is essential but training will be given to the successful applicant.
11. computer operator
You will be an essential member of an agency responsible for some of the country’s top accounts. You will be responsible for the administration of local and national promotions.
12. advertising executive
An advertising executive is a professional who works for an advertising agency and serves as liaison between the ad agency and its customers

As you were reading the advertisements, did you notice word partnerships such as financial control and communication skills?
Look through the advertisements again and see how many more you can find.
Complete each of the sentences below with a suitable word partnership taken from the advertisements.
  1. We’re looking for new products to add to our selling list.
  2. She’s an advertising executive of this team. We can’t do without her.
  3. You get more money if you work on the advertising company but it ruins your social life.
  4. He had a very good idea to solving problems.
  5. I didn’t get the job as a driver as I didn’t have a driving license.
  6. My concern are health and safety but I’m also concerned with the general welfare of employees.

Selasa, 06 Mei 2014

Tugas Bahasa Inggris Bisnis 2 "Active and Passive Verb"


Change the verb to the active voice and rewrite the sentence. Be sure to keep the same tense. In some cases, it will be necessary to supply a subject (see the second example).
1.   The books were taken by John.
John took the books.
2.   The boxes were mailed today.
He mailed the boxes today.
3.   The two packages were opened by my secretary.
My secretary opened the two packages.
4.   Our homework is corrected by our teacher.
Our teacher corrects our homework.
5.   Two buildings have been constructed by that company.
That company had constructed two buildings.
6.   That room wasn’t cleaned carefully yesterday.
He didn’t clean that room carefully yesterday.
7.   The truck is being loaded by the men now.
The men are loading the truck now.
8.   Was that machine checked by the inspector?
Did the inspector check that machine?
9.   Will that report be written by the same committee?
Will the same committee write that report?
10. Has the news been announced by the president yet?
Has the president announced the news yet?
11. The mail is delivered to this office twice a day.
This office receives the mail twice a day.
12. All of us were surprised by his frank attitude.
His frank attitude surprised all of us.
13.  Was the repair work done by the mechanic?
 Did the mechanic do the repair work?

14. He wasn’t very much respected by the employees.
The employees didn’t respect him very much.
15. Are many courses in English given during the summer?
Are they giving many courses in English during the summer?


Change the verb to the passive voice and rewrite the sentence. Be sure to keep the same tense.
1.       He signed the letter.
The letter was signed by him.
2.       The secretary opens the mail every morning.
The mails is opened by the secretary every morning.
3.       The committee is considering that proposal right now.
That proposal is being considered by the committee right now.
4.       The army will complete that project next year.
That project will be completed by the army next year.
5.       His boss has transferred him to another department.
He has been transferred to another department by his boss.
6.       Will the company distribute the announcements?
Will the announcements be distributed by the company?
7.        An artist wrote that interesting article about Paris.
That interesting article about Paris was written by an artist.
8.       Today a large number of people speak English.
English is spoken by a large number of people today.
9.       Didn’t they return those books to the library?
Were those books not return by them to the library?
10.   The government has not changed that regulation yet.
That regulation has not been changed by the government yet.
11.   Someone stole all her valuable jewelry last night.
All her valuable jewelry were stolen by someone last night.
12.   Miss Peters wrote all of the reports for Mr. Johnson.
All of the reports were written my Miss Peters for Mr. Johnson.
13.   Bad weather has delayed Flight 202 from Miami.
Flight 202 from Miami has been delayed due to bad weather.
14.   Did the court divide the money among the children?
Were the money divided by the court among the children?
15.   Many scholars have translated that famous Greek epic.
That famous Greek epic has been translated by many scholars.


Use the correct voice (active or passive) and the correct tense of verb in each sentence.
1.       Everyone (shock) by the terrible news yesterday.
 Active   : The terrible news was shocked everyone yesterday.
2.       Almost everyone (enjoy) the lecture last night.
Passive : The lecture was enjoyed by almost everyone last night.
3.       English (teach) in the schools of almost every nation.
Active    : English taught in the schools of almost every nation.
4.       That proposal (consider) by the members right now.
Passive : That proposal is considering by the members right now.
5.       The accident (happen) right here at 6:30 last night.
Active    : The accident happened right here at 6:30 last night.
6.       Smith (teach) at the University of Washington since 1948.
Active    : Smith has taught at the University of Washington since 1948.
7.       Mr. Harris (divide) the class into two sections tomorrow.
Passive : The class will be divided into two sections by Mr. Harris tomorrow.
8.       Wilson (borrow) the money from Brown two weeks ago.
Active    : Wilson borrowed the money from Brown two weeks ago.
9.       Not much (say) about the matter since that time.
Active    : Not much said about the matter since that time.
10.   My friend (write) to me about it several times now.
Active    : My friend is writing to me about it several times now.
11.   Davis (promote) to the rank of sergeant last week.
Active    : Davis was promoted to the rank of sergeant last week.
12.   That event (occur) shortly after the meeting last week.
Active    : That event occurred shortly after the meeting last week.
13.   All the students (bring) guests to the party tomorrow night.
Passive : Guests will be brought by all the students to the party tomorrow night.
14.   Less than half of the cans of paint (use) up to now.
Passive : The cans of paint is being used less than half up to now.
15.   More classes in English (list) in the catalog next fall.
Passive : The catalog will be listed more classes in English next fall.
16.   Everything (go) well so far. There (be) no trouble yet.
Active    : Everything is going well so far. There is no trouble yet.
17.   That movie about Napoleon’s life (disappoint) me greatly.
Active    : That movie about Napoleon’s life disappointed me greatly.
18.   The mail (deliver, always) to this office before 10 a.m.
Active    : The mail is always deliver to this office before 10 a.m.
19.   Who (furnish) the food for the picnic next weekend?
Active    : Who will furnish the food for the picnic next weekend?
20.   At this time, much attention (devote) to that problem.
Active    : At this time, much attention is devoting to that problem.
21.   Think carefully. I’m sure you (remember) his name.
Active    : Think carefully. I’m sure you remember his name.
22.   We (treat) very kindly by our hosts last Saturday.
Active    : Our hosts were treated us very kindly last Saturday.
23.   Mr. Wilson (make) something interesting statements yesterday.
Passive : Something interesting statements were made by Mr. Wilson yesterday.
24.   A new textbook (publish) by that company next year.
Active    : That company will publish a new textbook next year.
25.   The noise from the trains (annoy) me terribly last night.
Active    : The noise from the trains annoyed me terribly last night.
26.   That old red house (build) in the year 1822.
Active    : That old red house was built in the year 1822.
27.   The report (examine, not) by a committee of experts yet.
Active    : A committee of expert has not examine the report yet.
28.   Cocktails (serve) to the guests about 10 minutes from now.
Passive : Cocktails will be served to the guests about 10 minutes from now.
29.   His sharp remarks (embarrass) everyone last night.
Active    : His sharp remarks embarrassed everyone last night.
30.    Fred (introduce) to the fellow by Mr. Brown yesterday.
Active    : Mr. Brown introduced Fred to the fellow yesterday.
31.   Listen to this! I think this news (surprise) you!
Active    : Listen to this! I think this news will surprise you!
32.   The Ajax Shoe Company (employ) 25 new men next month.
Active    : The Ajax Shoe Company will employ 25 new men next month.
33.   Only 25 new students (admit) into the department in 1955.
Active    : Only 25 new students were admitted into the department in 1955.
34.   A second coat of paint (spread) over that surface tomorrow.
Active    : A second coat of paint will spread over that surface tomorrow.