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Practice Business Data Interpretation

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The true test of Business English understanding lies in accurate data interpretation and fluency. Understanding English by itself is, of course, a great advantage; but the true key to achieving success is understanding English in context. Have a go at the following practice questions. In your opinion, are they difficult or easy peasy?


ONE 

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Answer: B. approachable 

Positive leadership stems from the ‘likability’ factor, and the key component is ‘approachability’. The more approachable you are in business, the better you will relate with your coworkers or employees.


TWO

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Answer: Monday or Friday. 

There’s a possibility of rain on Wednesday and Thursday, so those two days are our of the question. Tuesday is right in the middle of the week and would be needlessly disruptive for the company workflow. Monday and Friday are good options because they are near the weekend and would be the least disruptive.

Saturday would also be a possibility if the company decides to hold business activities during the weekend; however, this is up to each individual company.


THREE

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Answer: Decreased

The gray triangle that indicates the mos recent year is lower than the year previous to that (yellow).


FOUR

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Answer: Graph is confusing, so both answers are possible. 

False: If you focus on the ‘color key’ alone it would seem as thought he ‘blue’ for Returning visit is less, which renders the statement false.

True: If you look at the numeric values (blue 75, orange 60), it would seem as though that this is an overlapping chart, and there are more returning visits than new visits.

Conclusion: The best advice is to avoid confusing charts.


FIVE

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Answer: A. 860

70% of 1227 is close to 860 people; 370 people is close to 30% and 1127 people is 100%.


Did you find this questions easy or hard? Let us know in the comments below!

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Practice Banking Terms in English

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Knowing banking terms is a necessity. Some of us use it more frequently than others, but for the most part, we all have to use it at least once a month.

Here are the practice questions and answers from our Facebook post for September 10th, 2015.

International Business Academy Guatemala | Business English Practice Things of value owned by a business are known as _____________. assets assertions assessment

Asset

noun. property owned by a person or company, regarded as having value and available to meet debts, commitments, or legacies.

Assertions

noun. a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

Assessment

noun. the evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.

Answer: A. Assets


International Business Academy Guatemala | Business English Practice What's the opposite of an asset? Possess liability liaison

Possess

verb. have as belonging to one; own.

Liability

noun. a thing for which someone is responsible, especially a debt or financial obligation.

Liaison

noun. a person who acts as a link to assist communication or cooperation between groups of people.

Answer: B. Liability


International Business Academy Guatemala | Business English Practice If your check "__________", you probably didn’t have enough in the account to cover it. Burns bounces binds

Burns

noun. an injury caused by exposure to heat or flame.

Bounces

verb (3rd present person). informal (of a check) be returned by a bank when there are insufficient funds to meet it.

Bind

noun. a problematical situation.

Answer: B. Bounces


International Business Academy Guatemala | Business English Practice A person's credit _________ is a formal evaluation of their loan-repayment history or potential. level rate rating

Level

noun. a position on a real or imaginary scale of amount, quantity, extent, or quality.

Rate

noun. a measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against some other quantity or measure.

Rating

noun. a classification or ranking of someone or something based on a comparative assessment of their quality, standard, or performance.

Answer: C. Rating


International Business Academy Guatemala | Business English Practice If your bank account goes into "overdraft", it means that_________. you owe the bank money your balance is 0 the bank owes you money

noun

noun: overdraft;  plural noun: overdrafts

A deficit in a bank account caused by drawing more money than the account holds.

Answer: A. you owe the bank money


International Business Academy Guatemala | Business English Practice A good business plan defines your business and __________ your goals. indents idealizes identifies

Indents

verb. 1. start (a line of text) or position (a block of text, table, etc.) further from the margin than the main part of the text. 2. form deep recesses or notches in (a line or surface). noun. a space left by indenting a line or block of text.

Idealizes

verb (3rd person present). regard or represent as perfect or better than in reality.

Identify

verb (3rd person present). establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is.

Answer: C. Identifies


International Business Academy Guatemala | Business English Practice A lot ____________ on how comprehensive your business plan is. haggles hinges hassles

Haggles

verb (3rd person present). dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something. noun. a period of persistent bargaining.

Hinges

verb (3rd person present). 1. attach or join with or as if with a hinge. 2. depend entirely on.

Hassles

verb (3rd person present). harass; pester.

Answer: C. Identifies

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Practice Marketing Terms in English

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Get the answers and explanations to our August 2015 facebook posts here!

This week we focused on common marketing terms so that you can use them correctly with your local, regional or international network. Write emails and memos like a pro, and use them efficiently during meetings as well!

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Analysis

noun. Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation.

Analyze

verb. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, especially information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation.

Analytics

noun. The systematic computational analysis of data or statistics.

Answer: A. Analysis


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Lunch

noun. a meal eaten in the middle of the day, typically one that is lighter or less formal than an evening meal.

Launch

verb. start or set in motion (an activity or enterprise

Lynch

verb. (of a mob) kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial.

Answer: B. Launch


 

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Review

noun. a formal assessment or examination of something with the possibility or intention of instituting change if necessary.

Replay

noun. an occurrence that closely follows the pattern of a previous event.

Research

noun. the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.

Answer: C. Market Research


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Develop

verb. grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate.

Make

verb. form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create.

Start

verb. cause (an event or process) to happen.

Answer: A. Develop a concept


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Market

verb. advertise or promote (something).

Marketing

noun. the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

To Marketing

Incorrect usage. Marketing is a noun.

Answer: C. Marketing


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Matrix

noun. an environment or material in which something develops; a surrounding medium or structure.

Metrics

noun. a method of measuring something, or the results obtained from this.

Mathematics

noun. the abstract science of number, quantity, and space.

Answer: B. Metrics


 

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