2. … quality of Logoton’s goods meets … requirements of their customers.
3. We are interested in buying … machines from … British companies.
4. … machines of GML are of … high quality.
5. We’ve received … enquiry for … three machines lately.
6. What’s … weather like today? - … weather is cold.
7. I don’t like to go out in … wet weather.
II. Supply the correct tenses.
B:Hello! (to be) that Steal & Co? I’d like to speak to Mr. Steal.
S:Yes, Steal (to speak).
B:Good morning, Mr. Steal. This (to speak) Borisov of GML. I’d like to discuss some business matters with you.
S:Yes, Mr. Borisov. I (to listen) to you.
B:We just (to receive) your latest catalogues. Our engineers (to study) them. We (to be interested) in buying some of your new machines.
S:What model you (to be interested) in?
B:Model B5 (to meet) our requirements.
S:Yes, this model (to be) of high quality. We’ve just (to start) producing it and we already (to receive) a lot of orders for machines of this model. How many machines would you like to buy?
B:I (to think) 15 or 20, Mr. Steal, and we’d like to have them in December.
S:Let’s meetand discuss all matters on Tuesday.
B:All right, Mr. Steal.
III. Supply the correct prepositions where necessary.
A plant … Minsk has started producing new machines Model 25. The machines are … high quality and meet the requirements … the customers … Logoton.
Many foreign companies are interested … buying this model and Logoton has already received a lot … orders … it.
This week Logoton has received an enquiry … these machines … GML.
They would like to buy 15 machines … the Byelorussian company. Logoton is interested …selling their machines … GML and would like to invite their manager to come … Minsk to have talks.
IV. Supply the correct word.
Few – ìàëî / a few – íåìíîãî
1. The engineers have discussed (íåñêîëüêî) business matters.
2. I’ve got (ìàëî) English books.
3. There are (ìàëî) plants in Pinsk.
4. The manager has written (íåñêîëüêî) letters to GML lately.
5. The boy has read (ìàëî) books this month.
V. Whose boss is the best (the worst)?
I really like my boss. She is a lovely person, very easy to work for, very fair. She always asks what I think before she changes anything. If there is a problem, we solve it together. She never gets angry. I trust her, and she trusts me. It’s a pleasure to work for her, that’s why I would rather choose an organization of individual cultures.
I get on all right with my boss. He doesn’t worry about some details of our work. He is pretty fair, and he gives me a lot of freedom. I like that. But it makes me a bit angry when he gives me more work than I can do. I don’t think he understands that some parts of my job are very difficult. But on the whole, I don’t think we get on too badly. And of course I’d rather prefer an organization of role cultures.
I don’t like my job, because I can’t stand my boss. He is a difficult person to talk with. And moreover he can’t listen. And he is not fair: he can make mistakes, and it’s all right; but when I make some, he gets angry. It really makes me angry when he changes his mind about the problem again and again. I can’t leave the job right now, but I am really fed up. I don’t know what I’d choose, but I know well enough what I do.