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What are they talking about? No. 6

a. phone call
b. letter
c. report
d. form

Nicky: Have you finished writing your _________ for the boss?
Sergei: Not yet, I made a draft yesterday, but it’s not ready to be submitted.
Nicky: Well, it’s probably not that urgent anyway, once he has read it it will be filed away with thousands of others.

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*correct answer: report

What are they talking about? No. 5

a. computer file
b. printer
c. email
d. photograph

Ryan: Help! I can’t find that ________ anymore, it seems to have disappeared!
Marianne: Don’t panic, maybe you just forgot where you saved it.
Ryan: Well the last time I opened it, it was on my desktop
Marianne: And you haven’t modified it since then?
Ryan: No, I hope I haven’t deleted it by mistake!
Marianne: That can happen, that’s why it’s always best to back it up on a disk or your USB key.

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correct answer: computer file (fichier, fr)

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