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Keys to Exercises

Exercise 1, p.31

  • This could be illustrated by a bar chart or by a line graph.
  • Best illustrated by a pie chart.
  • Bar chart or line graph.
  • Bar chart or line graph.
  • Line graph would illustrate this better as it would clearly illustrate how far above or below the break-even line the actual sales were.
  • Pie chart or bar chart.

Exercise 1, p.35
Here are some examples of longer words that we are tempted to use when writing. Give shorter alternatives. If you need help, use a Thesaurus).


Abundance - lot/plenty
Alteration - change
Appreciable - marked
Authentic - true/real
Beneficial - helpful/useful
Commencement - start/begin
Deficiencies - shortages
Encounter - meet
Endeavor - try
Envisage - imagine/see
Felicitous - Apt

Finalise - finish/complete/end
Forward (verb) - send
Fundamental - basic
Initiate - start/begin
Locality - place/are
Merchandise - goods
Optimum - best
Problematical - doubtful
Sufficient - enough
Termination - end
Utilize - use

Exercise 2, p.35
Using phrases that are pompous and long winded is a common fault of report writers. Replace the following phrases with ones saying the same thing in a simple way.

  • soon
  • if
  • before
  • considering
  • with difficulty
  • because, as
  • so that
  • labour, workforce, staff
  • for practical reasons
  • near, by
  • at work
  • meanwhile, till then
  • the products cost
  • the availability
  • should, ought to
  • minimum, least
  • pressure went up
  • well known
  • took steps to

Exercise 2, p.53
Suggested answer


To Mr White, Line Manager From J. Smith, Trainee
(date)
Report on meeting regarding oil drilling
Mr.Wilson, the geologist who had done the initial survey, introduced himself to the Chairman and offered to help. The Chairman wanted to know whether there was oil in commercial quantities. Mr.Wilson was uncertain. He said the scientific evidence was not conclusive but he was working on a hunch. The geological samples indicate it is the sort of area where good grade oil might be found, though it was too early to say whether it would be in commercial quantities. That could depend on the price at the time of the strike and other factors like the political stability of the area.
The security of the delivery routes could be threatened by the death of the President.
Mr.Wilson reckoned a clearer picture should emerge within the next two months though there could be a further six months hold up if winter comes early.
J.Smith

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