First new business vocab test


#1

Here you can complete the first business vocabulary test in a new batch: business vocabulary 1[YSaerTTEW443543]

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#2

Thanks for sharing, Torsten. My result is 9 out of 10.


#3

Hi, I am not sure I really like question #7

Amazon has announced that it will have to ________ 1,500 jobs over the next 12 months.

Do you have sources where they talk about downsizing jobs instead of downsizing the company? To downsize a job seems like it would imply turning it from full-time to part-time or something like that. It is true that I have heard “I got downsized”, but to me that really means “I was a victim of a company downsizing.”

So to my way of thinking, something like “Amazon has announced it will downsize and thus shed 1,500 jobs over the next 12 months.” would sound ok.


#4

Hi TJ, you are right, I’ll fix this soon, many thanks for pointing it out.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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#5

I wouldn’t rush to ‘improve’ the test question. The expected answer is ‘shed’, and it sounds OK in business context for me: “Discard (something undesirable, superfluous, or outdated) ‘many firms use relocation as an opportunity to shed jobs’“ en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/shed

“Amazon has announced that it will have to shed [= axe] 1,500 jobs over the next 12 months.” (?)


#6

When I took the test, the answer it was looking for was “downsized”.


#7

Yes, TJ had pointed out an error I had made initially. I corrected it yesterday right before you, Eugene, took the test.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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#8

I seem to have found an error:

Surely “regret” is the correct choice and not “apologize” as the test indicates, isn’t that right?

apologize (to somebody) (for something)


#9

Thank you very much for pointing this out, I’ve corrected it.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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