Business English Reading

Business English – Skimming.

Conference

Exercise 1.

Which words in the notes below mean the following?

1. the place where an event takes place: the venue.

2. being able to stay somewhere, e.g. a hotel: accommodation.

3. the last time or day when something can be done: the deadline.

NOTES ON CONFERENCE

  1. Title of conference: Tourism and the Environment.
  2. Conference begins on: 18th November.
  3. Conference ends on: 20th November.
  4. Venue:  Carnmouth College.
  5. Accommodation is available in the Cavendish Hotel.
  6. Cost for non-members without accommodation: £300.
  7. Deadline for booking: 1st November.
Press Officer

Exercise 2

• Read this advertisement for a job that you are interested in applying for.

• Look at the notes “Reading 7 – Exercise 2.” Write the answers in your exercise book to check later.

• Which words in the advertisement and notes below mean the following?

  1. a job: a position.
  2. a place: a location.
  3. time spent doing a similar job: (length of) experience.
  4. money paid regularly to an employee: a salary.
  5. to email, phone or write to someone: to contact.

• Complete the notes below, using words from the job advertisement. “Reading 7 – Exercise 2” below.

• Write the answers in your exercise book to check with the suggested answers here.

NOTES ON JOB

  1. Job title: Press Officer.
  2. Employer: Business Journals plc (PLC is also acceptable).
  3. Location: Windsor.
  4. Minimum length of experience required: 2 years.
  5. Starting date: 1 September (this can be written in various ways, but it’s simplest to copy from the text).
  6. Starting salary: £25,500 (This can be written in various ways, but it’s simplest to copy from text).
  7. Reference number: 1859TM (This can be written with or without spaces, but it’s simplest to copy from the text).
Travelgo Ltd

TRAVELGO LTD

Exercise 3.

 

Refund No:                               0055 78A

Booking reference:                 01/3434/A

Ticket details:

Date of departure:                  22 June

Flight number:                         UA 453 (UATAIR)

Departure from:                     Heathrow

Destination:                             Madrid

Ticket class:                             Business

Refund due:                             £525.00

Method of refund:                 Cheque

Reason for cancellation:       client’s illness (or serious illness)   

Owen Smith

Insurance Claim

Exercise 4.

Insurance Claim

Name of policy holder:                                    Peter Rodgers

Policy number:                                                  LD4756030C

Item(s) to be replaced:                                    carpet

Location of item(s):                                          photocopy room

Value when purchased:                                  £300

Cause of damage:                                           flood

Date of damage:                                             Sunday, 19 May 

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