BUSINESS TEST – PART 1 (2019/12/14-15)

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This test is designed to measure your comprehension about Sean’s class.

No.1 4 MIXED QUESTIONS = 20 points

1. Can you rephrase these terms using business english? 

  1. give 
  2. let someone know 
  3. tell why 
  4. explain more 
  5. fix the problem

2.Place these in order from shortest to longest = aeon / century / decade / millennium 

3. Whats the opposite of a “bricks and mortarstore

4. What does the SWOT stand for in SWOT analysis 

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No.2 6 KEY WORDS (5 each) = 35

Please provide a synonym or brief definition for these words:

  1. Overview
  2. Succinct 
  3. Jargon 
  4. Benchmark 
  5. Coined 
  6. Thrive 
  7. Strive 


Bonus questionCan you give an example of Jargon used in your workplace

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No.3 READING   = 15 Points

Reading (pt.1)


In an interview with Tim Cook, Tim talks about his decision to join apple despite having just started a new job at Compaq which was a healthy, vibrant company at the time.He refers to his “Gut” as a key reason for making his decision

Tim cook: “I don’t think that you’re born with a gut I think you’re gut matures and gets better and better over time and what the struggle that most people have I think is learning to listen to it and figuring out how to access it in some way


(15 Points)

  1. What is your gut
  2. What does it mean to trust your gut?
  3. What does it mean to have guts?


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  1. What is the Internet of things? Please give 3 examples
  2. What is Predictive analytics? And how does it work?
  3. What is a Pilot program? Why is it used?
  4. What do Red oceans represent?

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  1. What does “iron out the hiccupsmean?
  2. What does “Blurr the linesmean?
  3. What does “red tapemean?
  4. Whats is the North star?
  5. What does the metaphor silver lining mean

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No.6 EXAMPLE SENTENCES  =  50 points

Make an example sentences using the words below:

  1. Prototype
  2. Plateau
  3. Savvy  
  4. Obstacles
  5. Household name




TOTAL            / 2


This is the end of the test. Good job and wish you the best!











No.1 MIXED QUESTIONS = 20 points









2. NADIER – the  lowest  or  most  unsuccessful  point  in a  situation 

3. Decade Century Millennium Aeon 

4. Digital store / e- commerce  physical    (buildings  are  made  of  bricks  and  mortar  hence  the name)

5. strengths weaknesses Opportunities Threats 


No.2 10 KEY WORDS (5 each) = 25 points

summarise   = run down /  overview

succinctto the point = Efficient Effective / only the relevant information

jargon  = special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.

Benchmark  – a  standard  or  point  of  reference  against  which things may be  compared

Coined   =  invent / create  (a new word or  phrase ).

Propelled  = to  push  something  forward  

ThriveExcel  /  succeed  /  prosper  /  flourish

strive   =    struggle  or  fight  vigorously  (  using  strength  and  effort  ) /  make great  efforts  to  achieve  something

mainstream  =  the  ideas attitudes , or  activities  that are  shared   by the  majority  and are  seen  as  normal

Forge  =  create  (something strong enduring , or  successful OR  / counterfeit / fake / crime


No.3 READING   = 30 Points

Reading (pt.1)

  1. These are things like  achievementrecognition , the work  itselfresponsibilityadvancement , and  growth .
  2. company  policieslevel  of  supervisionrelationships  with  supervisors  and  peers , work  conditions,  salarystatus  and  security .

Reading (pt.2)

  1. What is your gut? = Stomach / a feeling
  2. What does it mean to trust your gut? =  “A  gut ” =  gut  instincts . An  instinct  or  intuition ; an  immediate  or  basic  feeling  or  reactionInstincts  = urge , drive, compulsion 
  3. What does it mean to have guts? =  be brave



  1. What is the Internet  of things, please give 3 examples  = the  interconnection  via  the  Internet  of computing  devices  embedded  in  everyday  objects enabling  them to  send