BEC中级真题集第二辑(1)listening

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Listening
Part one:
Question 1-12
You will hear a consultant giving a talk to a group of UK business people about exporting to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
As you listen, for questions 1-12. complete the notes, using up to three words or a number.
●.After you have listened once, replay the recording.
The business Master Class
  Arrangements for participants
1 The event will take place over
2 Seminar organized by
3 The title of the last session will be
4 To use the New City Hotel car park, delegates must obtain a
Dr Sangalli
5 Dr Sangalli has advised many
6 The name of his consultancy is
7 He is the author of
8 In Europe, he is the best-known
The Business Master Class
9 to become more
10 to establish new
Two outcomes of session:
11 design your own
12 take away documents containing actual
Part two
Questions 13-22
You will here five different business people talking about trips they have recently been on.
13
14
15
16
17
A to supervise staff training
B to hold job interviews
C to introduce new policy
D to visit possible new premises
E to observe working practices
F to meet a new manager
G to sign a new contract
H to deal with a complaint
Task two-problem
For question 18-22, match the extracts with the problem, listed AH
For each extract, choose the problem described
write one letter (A-H) next to the number of the extract
18
19
20
21
22
A I forgot a document
B My hotel was noisy
C I was late for meeting.
D I didnt understand some figures.
E The service at my hotel was bad.
F I had some wrong information
G I didnt have an interpreter.
H I experienced computer problems.
PART THREE
Question 23-30.
You will hear part of a conversation between a management consultant and the Human Resources manager of Jenkins, a company which manufactures childrens clothing.
23 What is said about the ownership of Jenkins?
A the founder has sold the company to someone else.
B Jenkins has merged with another company
C There has been no change of ownership.
24 What does the Human Resources manager see as the main external threat to Jenkins?
A Their retailers are becoming less willing to pay their prices.
B Consumers are buying more top-of-the-range childrens clothes.
C More and more companies are producing childrens clothes.
25 The Human Resources manager sees the companys main strength as the fact that
A It has several long-term contracts
B it makes products of high quality
C its distribution system is efficient
26 The Human Resources manager believes that Jenkinsmain weakness at present is that
A the machinery is inadequate for current requirements
B the management style is out of line with modern demands
C the relation between management and workers are poor.
27 According to the Human Resources manager, why do many machinists choose to leave?
A They think that they can get better paid work elsewhere.
B They feel that too much is expected of them
C They lack confidence in the companyfuture
28 When working to produce a batch of clothes
A each team is responsible for a particular operation
B each member of the team produces a complete item
C each person carries out one part of the production process
29. What change has been made to range of goods?
A A smaller number of items is produced
B Each item is now made in smaller quantities.
C Fewer new styles are introduced each year.
30 What is said about the machinists?
A More of their work is falling below the required standard.
B Some of them are earning less than they used to.
C They have to spend longer learning to operate new machines.
That is the end of the Listening test. You now have ten minutes to transfer your answers
 

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Listening
Part 1
1. JAYE
2. CUSTOMER SERVICES
3. OFFICE ASSISTANT
4. 457.60
5. EUROPE HOLIDAYS
6. BUSINESS CARDS
7. MARKETING EXECUTIVES
8 (THE) (COMPANY) EOGO
INFORMATION PACK
10. PARK HOTEL
11. FRONT GATE
12. NEW DESIGNS
Part 2
13 E  14 B   15 G   16 F   17 A   18 C   19 G    20 H
21 E  22. B
Part3
23 B   24 B   25 C   26 A   27 C
28 B   29 A   30 C


Tapescript
Listening Test 1
This is the Business English Certificate Vantage 2, Listening Test 1.
Part One. Questions 1 to 12.
You will hear three telephone conversations or tnessages.
Write one or two u'ords or a number in the numbered spaces on the notes or forms below.
After you have listened once, replay each recording.
Conversation One.
Questions 1 to 4.
Look at the form below.
You will hear a man asking a colleague for information about a former employee.
You have 15 second's to read through the form.
[pause]
Now listen, and fill in the spaces.
WomanPersonnel . . .
ManHello, it's Tim here, from Finance.
WomanHi, Tim.
ManI've had a letter from the tax office about a student who worked here last summerI wonder if you could look him up in your records.
WomanSure, what's the name?
ManThe surname's Jaye. First name Stephen.
WomanHow does he spell his surname?
Man: J-A-Y-E. Got that?
Woman: Oh yes, here we are . . . lives at a hundred and eighty-three School Road,
Barnfield . . .
ManYes, that's the one.
Woman: And you say he was working in Finance?
Man: Uhm, Customer Services, actually.
Woman: Aah - they had lots of students working for them last summer.
Man: Well, the tax people want to know his exact job title - I'm not sure why.
Woman: Mm, let me see . . . He was an office assistant.
Man: Right, got that. They also want to know about his monthly earnings.
Woman: Let's have a look . . . five hundred and thirty-eight pounds seventy a month . . . Oh, sorry, he was a scale one, so that's four hundred and fifty-seven pounds sixty. Anything else?
Man: That's fine, thanks. I'll send them the information today . . .
[pause]
Now listen to the recording again.
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Conversation Two.
Questions 5 to 8.
Look at the note below.
You will hear a man describing a problem with an order.
You have 15 seconds to read through the note.
[pause]
Now listen, and fill in the spaces.
Woman: Hello, Blackwell Printers. Julie Davidson speaking. How may I help you?
Man: Hello. This is Mark Jones from Europe Holidays. I was hoping to speak to Steven Kirby about the stationery you're printing for us.
Woman: I'm afraid Steven's away until Friday.
Man: Oh - you see I'm not very happy with the business cards and I wanted to see if I could make a couple of changes to the paper too.
Woman: Would you like me to pass on a message?
Man: Yes, please. The thing is, I've just received your proofs - the cards themselves are fine, but you seem to have misunderstood the quantities. I'm sure I asked for five hundred for each of the marketing executives and seven hundred and fifty for me but you've put everyone down for seven hundred and fifty.
Woman: Right, I've made a note of that. Is there anything else?
Man: Yes, well this is my mistake really. Could you ask Steven to move the company logo further to the left? It's too close to the address at the moment. I think that's all for now. Thanks.
[pause]
Now listen to the recording again.
[pause]
Conversation Three. Questions 9 -12
Look at the notes below.
You will hear a woman making the arrangements for a delegation who are going to visit her company.
You have 15 seconds to read through the notes.
[pause]
Now listen, and fill in the spaces.
WomanGeoff?
ManYes?
Woman: I just want to finalise the preparations for the delegation next week.
ManCertainly. It's Thursday, isn't it?
WomanYes. Now, can you make sure that each of them gets a name badge and an information pack. The badges are done, but you'll need to prepare the packs with all the relevant information.
Man: Ok, that shouldn't take too long. What about catering?
WomanCoffee's organised for eleven and three, but lunch - it's at one - we need to reserve it for twelve people . . . The office restaurant is closed next week . . . can you ring the Park Hotel? The Grand Hotel was a bit disappointing last time.
ManI'll get onto that.
Woman: Now, they'll be coming straight from the station, and their taxi will bring them to the front gate, so make sure you're there to greet them. That'll be about ten.
Man: Ten. And then . . .
Woman: Into Reception, I think. Make sure the new designs are on display, I want them to see those first.
Man:   OK.
WomanLet me know when it's all finalised. Bye.
[pause]
Now listen to the recording again.
[pause]
That is the end of Part One. You now have 20 seconds to check your answers.
[pause]
Part Two. Questions 13 to 22.
Section One. Questions 13 to 17.
You will hear five short recordings
[pause]
Now listen to the recording again.
[pause]
That is the end of Part One. You now seconds to check your answers.
[pause]
Part Two. Questions 13 to 22. Section One.
Questions 13 to 17.
You will hear five short recordings.
For each recording, decide which type of document the speaker is talking about.
Write one letter (A-H) next to the number of the recording.
Do not use any letter more than once.
After you have listened once, replay the recordings.
You have 15 seconds to read the list A-H.
[pause]
Now listen, and decide which type of document each speaker is talking about.
[pause] Thirteen
Woman: Well no wonder the bank's returned it unpaid. Look, the figures don't match the amount in words. I expect someone was filling it in in too much of a hurry. Let's see, we'd better issue another one straight away to pay Mrs Burton, because it'll be another three weeks if we wait for the next cycle of payments. Her expenses on that sales trip were pretty high, and it wouldn't be fair to keep her waiting much longer.
[pause] fourteen
ManSome of the suppliers are already asking about the increases. I'll check, but I seem to remember from last week's meeting that in the end we agreed on three per cent. So what I'll do is go down each column and calculate the new amounts, and then it can be printed in time to be inserted into the new brochures. Can you check the figures for me, though, before it goes to the printers?
[pause] fifteen
Woman: We've just received the paperwork from you about cleaning our premises, and I have to say that it doesn't reflect what we agreed in our conversation last week. For one thing, it says that we have to supply our security code, and for another it specifies monthly payment in advance, and I told you both of those were out of the question. I'm afraid I really can't sign this. Could you send me a revised one?
[pause] Sixteen
Man: Of course, this only gives a very general picture. But as you can see, cash is a particularly healthy area. That's even when we take into account regular outgoings on loans and leasing equipment, which are included in the final totals. And even more significantly, unpaid orders are actually excluded from the final calculation. These represent a sum of approximately thirty thousand pounds. With that in mind, we can say that the company's overall position is still strong.
[pause] Seventeen
Woman: I've just asked the Arden Conference Centre about availability for our next training seminar, and they said they still haven't been paid for the one before last, which should have been dealt with six months ago. I've had to ask them to send a duplicate! We really must be careful. Arden give us very favourable prices, but we haven't got a contract with them - Can you deal with it straight away so we stay in their good books?
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Section Two. Questions 18 to 22.
You will hear another five recordings.
For each recording, decide what the speaker's purpose is.
Write one letter (A-H) next to the number of the recording.
Do not use any letter more than once.
After you have listened once, replay the recordings.
You have 15 seconds to read the list A-H.
[pause]
Now listen, and decide what each speaker's purpose is.
[pause] Eighteen
ManHello. This is Guy Cooper from Centron Electronics here. I believe you rang for some advice about your alarm system, which isn't functioning properly. The message I got said you weren't sure if you needed someone to come and sort it out, or if we could advise you over the phone. Well perhaps you'd like to get back to me as soon as it's convenient and tell me exactly what the problem is, and I'll see what I can do.
[pause] Nineteen
Woman: Well, as you say, Redlon has been supplying us for years but, quite honestly, two-thirds of the complaints we receive about our products are actually due to faults in components we've had from Redlon. So I talked to the Production Manager and he agreed that I should look at some alternatives. Future World's range is fine for us, and one of their customers who I spoke to recommended them highly, so that's why we've changed to using them.
[pause] Twenty
Woman: The competition's getting tougher, and you know we're facing serious problems. We need to see more benefit from the undeniably hard work we're putting in, and this means saying no to jobs which aren't profitable. It would be much more beneficial to put all our efforts into winning higher-margin contracts. So the way I feel you can help most is by identifying the types of contacts which will bring in the income we need in order to ensure our future.
[pause] Twenty-one
Man: John Woods here, phoning about the project we discussed earlier. Could you give me a ring so that we can talk about it a bit more? I've done a few calculations and I'm beginning to wonder whether it's really a practical proposition. 1 still think the project's got potential, but there are significant additional costs which we hadn't taken into account. So could you get back to me as soon as you can, please?
[pause] Twenty-two
Woman: Hello, Sally here, from Pagwell Paints, returning your call. I'm very sorry you aren't happy with the latest consignment you've had from us. It's rather strange, because following your complaint about the last delivery, we did in fact take action to change the specifications in the way you suggested. So it isn't quite fair to say that we ignored your advice. I know it's important to achieve the consistency that you require, but perhaps your recommendation wasn't exactly what's needed.
[pause]
Now listen to the recordings again.
[pause]
This is the end of Part Two.
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Part Three. Questions 23 to 30.
You will hear the chairman of a business institute making a speech about new business awards that his institute has sponsored.
For each question 23-30. mark one letter (A, B or C) for the correct answer.
After you have listened once, replay the recording.
You have 45 seconds to read through the questions.
[pause]
Now listen, and mark A, 6 or C.
[pause]
Man: Who are the managers of the best innovation developments in British industry? That was the question which the first Business Today Innovation Awards set out to answer.
This project is all about rewarding good practice and performance. So, rather than simply recognising excellence in the design of specific products, or analysing their financial impact on profits, the awards set out to take an objective look at exactly how companies manage the development process itself.
Over three hundred and fifty organisations entered the competition and were initially reduced to about forty. Then, after further careful checking, a short list of just fourteen of them was arrived at. These finalists, all manufacturers, were then visited by the competition judges, a panel of four chief executives from leading companies. The panel toured the finalists' facilities, received presentations on the companies and their projects, and interviewed the key development team members. The products varied enormously in their scale, function and degree of technology - from bread for a supermarket chain to a printer inside an automatic cash dispenser
Initially the organisers were concerned that this range could create difficulties in the assessment process. But this fear proved baseless, as most elements in the innovation process are shared by all manufacturers.
Interestingly, the finalists broke down into two distinct and equal groups: large firms with one thousand employees or more and small firms with two hundred and fifty employees or fewer. With both groups the judges decided to concentrate on two of the clearest indicators of a successful innovation process, which are: how well the new product is combined with the company's existing business, and secondly, how-well the innovation methods are recorded and understood. Small firms naturally tend to do well in the first category since they have fewer layers of management and thus much shorter communication lines. But they seem to put less emphasis on creating formal development methods which would be repeatable in future innovations.
Large firms, on the other hand, have difficulty integrating the new development within their existing business for reasons of scale. But they tend to succeed in achieving well-documented and repeatable development methods. This is because larger companies, with their clear emphasis on training, fixed management structure and administrative systems, require more formal, daily record-keeping from their staff.
So what were the key questions the judges had in mind when assessing the finalists? One of the most important areas concerned how thoroughly a company checks what is happening in other fields in order to incorporate new ideas into the development process. Many of the finalists impressed in the area. Xatura, for example, had demonstrated genuine energy in searching for new ways of producing their range of specialitv breads. They had looked at styles of home cooking in different countries, as well as the possibility of exploiting new production technologies in order to achieve equally good results but on a high-volume production line.
What then occupied much of the judges' thoughts was the quality of the links which the development team established with senior management, suppliers, the market and manufacturing. The best examples of the first category were found in small firms, where the individual entrepreneur at the top was clearly driving the innovation forward
Links with suppliers were also seen as an important factor, but not all supplier experiences were positive. Occasionally serious problems had to be solved where suppliers were working hard to meet specifications, but the companies that the suppliers were using to adapt their machinery were not so efficient. This, led to disappointing faults or fluctuations in quality.
But in conclusion the awards demonstrate that innovation isn't just for high-tech internet companies. You can also be successful in mature markets with determination and skill.
[pause]
Now listen to the recording again.
[pause]
That is the end of Part Three. You now have ten minutes to transfer your answers to your Answer Sheet.
Note: Teacher, stop the recording here and time ten minutes. Remind students when there is one minute remaining.
[pause]
That is the end of the test.
 




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