Vocabulary tasks. 1 The article deals with the question about where to locate 'production facilities'
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Vocabulary tasks. 1 The article deals with the question about where to locate 'production facilities'



1 The article deals with the question about where to locate 'production facilities'. Three other words are used in the article with a similar meaning to 'facilities'. What are they?

2 What other word is used in the article with the same meaning as 'production'?

В Word search

Find a word or phrase in the text that has a similar meaning.

1 amount in percentage terms of a company's sales compared to its competitors (para 2)

тЖШ........ б.Ь.Ш........

2 organisation of a company's production facilities around the world (para 3) m n

3 legal or financial regulations to protect a country's domestic producers (para 3) t b

4 amount of taxes on imports (para 4) t I

5 strategy based mainly on keeping costs low (para 5) с...... -d a

6 companies bought as part of a strategy of expansion (para 5) a

7 factory which puts together parts of a machine manufactured elsewhere (para 7) a P

8 products that are specially prepared for different market needs (para 9) d P

9 getting other companies to make products to your specification (para 9) 0

10 money invested in the business operations of a company (para 9) с e

11 extremely bad working conditions, with low pay (para 10)

s.......................... с...........................

С Definitions

Match these terms with their definitions.

1 notably (line 33)------------ ^ a) is a typical example of something

2 augmenting (line 71) - b) especially, particularly

3 links (line 79) c) a relationship or connection between two things

4 swiftly (line 94) d) quickly

5 exemplifies (line ioj) e) very, extremely, completely

6 eminently (line 106) f) increasing something by adding to it

4 »It ^.. v —.— A ' Global production j

D Complete the sentence

Use an appropriate word from Exercise С to complete each sentence.

1 The success of the engineering company ABB . .. the ability of an organisation to think globally and act locally.

2 We recruit our future international managers from the top business schools....................................

Harvard, IWSEAD and London.

3 Many business schools and management faculties have close................................... with industry.

4 Our new Chief Executive was easily the best candidate for the job. In fact, he is..................................

suitable for this position.

5 During the busy months of the year we deal with the extra work by................................ our full-time

staff with temporary employees.

6 If incorrect and potentially damaging news is reported about the company in the press, it is important to move to deny it.


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