Tag Archives: anglais affaires

What are they talking about? No.4

a. form
b. report
c. letter
d. email

Stan: Have you joined the health club yet?
Mavis: No, I still have the _______ but I haven’t got around to filling it in.
Stan: Well, when you do, sign it and make a copy of it, they often get lost.
Mavis: Good idea, I’ll send it off in the morning, and I’ll see you in the gym next week!

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correct answer: form (formulaire, fr)

What are they talking about? No. 3

a. report
b. form
c. book
d. letter

Lucy: Did you finish writing your __________ ?
George: Yes, I’m going to send it later, but I don’t have an envelope. Could you get me one when you go to town?
Lucy: No problem. do you want me to address it and post it?
George: Oh yes please. I want them to get it by Friday at the latest
Lucy: In that case I’ll have to mail it today.

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correct answer: letter

what are they talking about? No.2

a. computer
b. phone call
c. photocopier
d. email

Olivia: I need to call a technician, my ___________ won’t shut down.
Jack: Really? does it often crash like that?
Olivia: No, it’s the first time. But when this happens, I can’t even try to reboot it.
Jack: Well the easiest way to restart is to unplug it
Olivia: Sure, I just wonder if a game I was playing on it didn’t have a virus or something
Jack: Well that’s possible, especially if it was a free one online

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correct answer: computer

What are they talking about? No.1

Read the following conversation and choose the right word to fill the gap. Notice carefully the verbs that are used – they all collocate strongly with one of the following:

a. letter
b. email
c. computer
d. report

Practice acting out the dialogue.

Zak: Did you check your ________? I sent you something yesterday.
Ruby: No, I only go through it once or twice a day, and I haven’t had time today.
Zak: I know what you mean. I receive so much in a day it’s impossible to read them all, let alone reply to them.
Ruby: Yeah, and I get loads of them that are not for me, just in copy, so I delete without even opening them.

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correct answer: email

Business English word of the day: to sue

to sue : intenter un procès

The verb to sue is the action of making a claim against someone, usually for money, because that person has harmed you or your interests in some way. Look at these examples:

I broke my leg falling in the street, so I’m suing the local authorities for compensation

When the singer cancelled his concert tour, her record company sued her for breach of contract

If you want to divorce your spouse, you sue for divorce