Business Expressions 2

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Business Language

Please select the best answer for each of the questions below:

 
 

1 - At the start of the meeting everybody was very quiet and reserved but he told a few jokes to ........

a - back to the drawing board
b - break the ice
c - broke the news
d - across the board
e - take on board
 

2 - We're going to have to reduce budgets in every single department. There will be ........ cuts.

a - brief
b - on to a good thing
c - brainstorm
d - back to the drawing board
e - across the board
 

3 - I've heard all about it. Sally ........ to me.

a - breathing down
b - back to the drawing board
c - brainstorm
d - on to a good thing
e - broke the news
 

4 - We would have liked to have looked at that but that wasn't part of the ........ you set us.

a - broke the news
b - on to a good thing
c - breathing down
d - brief
e - back to the drawing board
 

5 - I'm very happy with our sales prospects for the next year. I'm feeling really ........ .

a - bullish
b - on to a good thing
c - brief
d - broke the news
e - back to the drawing board
 
 

6 - My boss never gives me any freedom. She's always ........ my neck.

a - breathing down
b - brief
c - broke the news
d - back to the drawing board
e - bullish
 

7 - He's not very quick on the uptake. it takes him quite a while to ........ new ideas.

a - bullish
b - brief
c - breathing down
d - on to a good thing
e - take on board
 

8 - We need a name for our new brand. The best thing is to get a few people together and try to ........ a name.

a - on to a good thing
b - brief
c - broke the news
d - bullish
e - brainstorm
 

9 - I'm well aware that this is potentially a good new product and that we are probably ........ with it

a - back to the drawing board
b - across the board
c - brainstorm
d - on to a good thing
e - breathing down
 

10 - I guess this market study shows that nobody wants to buy our product. It's ........ for us.

a - across the board
b - take on board
c - breathing down
d - brainstorm
e - back to the drawing board
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