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1 EXIT TEST

2 Please use the answer sheet provided. Listening Language 1 [SB B1, Track 43] Listen to the meeting about the trade fair. Are the sentences true or false? 1. The reason for the meeting is to prepare for the trade fair in Basel. 2. The island booth would attract most visitors. 3. Jan thinks an island booth is a good idea in spite of the cost. 4. Until now booth layout has hardly had an impact on trade show results. 5. Julia is responsible for technical equipment. 2 [SB B1, Track 34] Listen to the phone call between Vicky and Gustavo. Choose the best answer to the questions. 1. Why is Vicky calling? a) To talk with Gustavo about recent events in Stuttgart. b) To arrange a web meeting. c) To arrange a working lunch. 2. Why do they talk about a Stuttgart restaurant? a) Gustavo wants to know more about life in Stuttgart. b) They are making small talk. c) They met with Peter there. 3. What was the problem with the last meeting? a) It was cancelled. b) There were too many questions. c) It was too early for Gustavo s team. 3 Choose the word that best completes the gap. 1. We will not have a at the trade fair this year. a) exhibition b) location c) stand d) venue 2. We can change the specifications to fit your needs. Our products are. a) convenient b) well-designed c) environmentally-friendly d) customizable 3. We are always looking for opportunities to our electronic waste. a) prevent b) throw away c) recycle d) achieve 4. We need a new product. it s time for a change. a) There s no doubt that b) Personally c) I may be wrong d) As far as possible 5. is very important in our company. We welcome new ideas! a) Punctuality b) Flexibility c) Reliability d) Innovation 4. When will they meet? a) Thursday at 3 pm Vicky s time. b) Thursday at 3 pm Gustavo s time. c) Friday at 3 pm Vicky s time. 5. What will Vicky first do after the phone call? a) Confirm that Melanie can make the meeting. b) Send an confirming the meeting. c) Check Peter s calendar. Seite 2 von 9

3 4 Match the sentence halves. 1. Let me draw 2. I m going to sum up 3. Let s stick to 4. We need to agree on 5. I d like to come back to a) what we have discussed so far. b) your attention to the agenda. c) a time for the meeting. d) this topic later. e) the agenda. We don t have much time. 2. You couldn t understand your customer s last sentence because of his strong accent. 3. Your customer has a problem with your product. You can fix it quickly. 8 Fill in the gap with the best answer. 1. A company keep old employee data. The law does not allow this. a) should not b) don t have to c) must not d) have to 5 Fill in the gaps with the word that fits best. Dear Mr. Lebowitz, (1) our conversation on the phone, I am writing to (2) that our next meeting will take place on 2 June at our office. I (3) directions to our office for public transportation. Please (4) that parking options are limited in the city. Don t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look (4) seeing you soon. Best regards, Deborah Jessen 2. Our new office is the old one. I miss having all that space. a) smaller as b) more small than c) smaller than d) not so big as 3. What most about your new job? a) are you enjoy b) do you enjoy c) do you enjoying d) enjoy you 4. If the meeting on Friday is postponed,. a) we will have to schedule a virtual meeting. b) we would have to schedule a virtual meeting. c) we schedule a virtual meeting. d) a virtual meeting is scheduled. a) confirm b) forward c) attach d) further to e) note 5. The presentation was. The speaker just read from his notes. a) bored b) boring c) exciting d) slowly 6 Make the sentences more polite. 1. I don t like your idea. I have a different opinion. 2. You can t talk to Ms. Smith. She s not here. 7 What can you say to a customer in these situations? 1. Their order will arrive five days late. 9 Fill in the gaps with the correct preposition. 1. I must hand in my report Friday. It s the deadline. 2. I m out the office for the rest of the week. 3. I m calling your Our clients consist IT service providers. 5. I apologize the delay. Seite 3 von 9

4 Writing 10 You are Deborah Jessen. Mr. Lebowitz, an important client, has written you this about his latest delivery. Answer his . Dear Ms. Jessen, Order number: 23def60 I am writing to complain about our last order from your company. It arrived two days late and we received 550 instead of 600 components. This has caused big problems for our production. Can you suggest a solution? Speaking 11 Introduce yourself and your company to a new client, Mr. Yakamoto. Be sure to describe your company, your department and your role in it. 12 Role-play the following with a partner. Student A Call your partner, who is a colleague working at a branch office. You need to cancel the meeting on Thursday at 10:00am because you have to give a presentation. Suggest another time. Your partner will then call you back. Best regards, George Lebowitz Student B Your partner will call you to reschedule the meeting on Thursday at 10:00am. You then need to call back and cancel the new meeting. Your colleague, Sue, can t make it. Suggest another time. Seite 4 von 9

5 Answer sheet Name: Date: 1 Listening 1. True False 2. True False 3. True False 4. True False 5. True False / 10 points 5 Language 2 Listening / 10 points 3 Language 4 Language 6 Language (2 points per answer: one for spelling and grammar and one for politeness) / 4 points 7 Language (2 points per answer: one for spelling and grammar and one for politeness) / 6 points Seite 5 von 9

6 8 Language 9 Language 10 Writing / 10 points Seite 6 von 9

7 Assessment 80% and above >52/65 points (excluding the speaking task) or >76/95 points (including the speaking task) Fantastic! The student has solid B1 CEF level Business English knowledge and is ready to take the Simply Business B1+ course. 70% 80% 45 to 51/65 points (excluding the speaking task) or 66 to 75/95 points (including the speaking task) Good! The student is relatively confident at the B1 CEF level. Although there are some knowledge gaps, he/she could consider moving on to the Simply Business B1+ course. Below 70% <45/65 (excluding the speaking task) or <59/95 points (including the speaking task) The student is still unsure at the B1 CEF level. We recommend that he/she repeats whichever parts of the Simply Business B1 course are necessary. Use the following table to evaluate the writing task. 10 Writing Did the student structure the correctly? Did the student answer Mr Lebowitz complaint in an appropriate way? Did the student promise future action? Did the student use appropriate vocabulary to apologize for the problem? Did the student make relatively few grammatical and spelling errors? Yes (2 point) Partly (1 point) No (0 points) / 10 points Use the following tables to evaluate the speaking tasks. 11 Speaking introduction Did the student fulfill all parts of the task? Did the student use appropriate vocabulary to describe roles, responsibilities and the company? Did the student speak fluently with relatively few unnatural pauses? Did the student make relatively few Yes (3 points) Partly (2 point) No (1 or 0 points) Seite 7 von 9

8 grammatical mistakes? Did the student use more or less correct pronunciation? / 15 points 12 Speaking role-play Did the student fulfill all parts of the task? Did the student participate fluently and actively in the conversation? Did the student use appropriate language for making and changing appointments? Did the student make relatively few grammatical mistakes? Did the student use more or less correct pronunciation? Yes (3 points) Partly (2 point) No (1 or 0 points) / 15 points Seite 8 von 9

9 Answer key 1 Listening 1. True 2. True 3. True 4. False 5. False 6 Language Possible answers: 1. I m afraid I have a different opinion. / I see your point but I have a different opinion. 2. I m afraid Ms. Smith is unavailable. / Unfortunately Ms. Smith is out of office. 2 Listening 1. b 2. b 3. c 4. c 5. a 3 Language 1. c 2. d 3. c 4. a 5. d 7 Language Possible answers: 1. I m afraid the order is delayed. I apologize for the inconvenience. / Unfortunately the order is delayed. I apologize for the inconvenience. 2. Could you speak more slowly? / I m sorry I didn t catch the last sentence? / Could you repeat your last sentence? 3. I ll make sure we can sort this out quickly. / I m sure we can fix this problem. / Don t worry, we will fix the problem as soon as possible. 4 Language 1. b 2. a 3. e 4. c 5. d 5 Language 1. d 2. a 3. c 4. e 5. b 8 Language 1. c 2. c 3. b 4. a 5. b 9 Language 1. on 2. of 3. about 4. of 5. for Seite 9 von 9

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