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Choose the correct alternative for each.
a) She studied ____at university and is now an economist with a big international bank.
b) She abalyses the general ____ problems faced by companies operating within traditional industries like shipbuilding.
2. ECONOMY/ ECONOMIES
a) Their government is trying to liberalize the ____while keeping tight political conrol.
b) Overheads (накладні витрати) are getting out of conrol and we need to make major ____ right across the business.
a) Prices are rising and the number of jobs is falling. It’s not just a business problem, it’s general ____ problem.
b) This car uses less petrol than the other one so this one is the more ____.
a) We will increase pay if the employees raise their ____.
b) If we don’t get another order soon, we will have to cut ____and maybe close the factory.
a) We have to reduce our general ____: we must cut costs wherever we can.
b) Andrew must cut his travel, accomodation and entertainment ____: he’ll have to stay in cheaper hotels and take clients to cheaper restaurants.
6. TAKE OVER/TAKEOVER
a) They want to ____ our company but I do not think their offer is high enough for our shareholders to sell.
b) They expect to ____ all their main competitors, in terms of sales, within a year of the launch of their new product.
a) He only speaks ____ English: it’s sometimes difficult to understand what he is trying to say.
b) Well, I think we have a good ____ for discussion after lunch.
a) Prices are ____ at a rate of about 5% per year.
b) The company is ____ its prices by 6% this year.
1. a) economics; b) economic;
2. a) economy; b) economies;
3. a) economic; b) economical;
4. a) productivity; b) production;
5. a) expenditure; b) expenses;
6. a) take over; b) overtake;
7. a) basic; b) basis;
8. a) rising; b) raising.