0101 Test of English

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Test 0101
1. Read the article and paste the proposal (af) where it fits within the meaning of (1-5). One sentence in the sense of not suitable.
a Ironically, this plant used to be part of the JS Fry company.
b The deal, if approved by shareholders, will consist of 500p in cash and the remainder in Cadbury shares.
c There are fears that jobs will be lost although no-one is putting any figures on how many will go or where jobs will be lost.
d The board of directors at Cadbury rejected the bid out of hand calling it "derisory".
e He does not believe Kraft's offer is a fair representation of that value to shareholders.
f Shareholders have until February 2nd to decide whether to accept Kraft's offer.
Cadbury
The battle between the American food giant Kraft and the iconic British food manufacturer Cadbury showed no signs of easing this week as the war of words between the two companies continues.
In September Kraft made a bid for Cadbury which valued the company at £ 10 billion. (1) ... Kraft's interest in Cadbury then became hostile (meaning that Cadbury was opposed to it in principle) and for the next two months both companies argued their case to shareholders.
Kraft has made an offer for Cadbury based on a price of 764p per share. The share price at the time of writing stands at around 777p. (2) ... The board of Kraft have set a deadline of February 2nd for shareholders to respond to the offer.
The board at Cadbury have been trying to convince shareholders that they should reject the offer and stick with Cadbury as an independent business. It believes the Kraft offer undervalues \u200b\u200bthe company and have pointed to the improved financial results that have been recently published as evidence for this.
The chair of Cadbury, Roger Carr, has said that his focus is on shareholder value. (3) ... He has suggested that a price in the 'mid eights' would be a fairer representation of the value of the company.
Kraft made an announcement that a takeover would be better for workers and it would not shut a factory that Cadbury has earmarked for closure. (4) ... The company made Turkish Delight and Fry's Chocolate Cream and was itself the subject of an acquisition by Cadbury.
Workers at Cadbury have been quoted as saying how disappointed they are and how they feel 'sold down the river'. Is this really the case? With any change, workers are going to be concerned about the security of their jobs. (5) ...
2. Locate the following article English equivalents phrases.
o ... (they) immediately rejected the offer ...
o ... Board of Directors has determined the deadline ...
o ... ... I became the object of purchase
o ... signs of decay is not observed ...
o ... they should stick to what ...

3. Answer the questions on the content of the article. Write out questions related proposals from the article is not necessary.
1. How much did the Kraft want to pay for Cadbury?
2. Why did the Board of Cadbury reject the bid?
3. What did the Board at Cadbury want its shareholders to do?
4. Would the Kraft shut down one of the factories acquired?
5. How many employees will be laid off after the takeover?

4. Mark Offer Offer T (True - true), F (false - is not true), NM (Not Mentioned - is not mentioned).
1. Cadbury was offered to be sold to Kraft for £ 10 billion.
2. The board of directors at Cadbury refused the offer naming it "ridiculous".
3. The board at Kraft convinced shareholders that Cadbury would be an independent business.
4. The workers at Cadbury are promised not to be fired after the takeover.
5. Kraft plans to shut down the factory which Cadbury has earmarked for closure.

Additional information

5. Reduce the proposed offer (1-5) so that their meaning has not changed. Use if necessary additional language.
1. The battle between Kraft and Cadbury showed no signs of easing this week as the war of words between the two companies continues.
2. The board at Cadbury have been trying to convince shareholders that they should reject the offer and stick with Cadbury as an independent business.
3. The board of Kraft have set a deadline of February 2nd for shareholders to respond to the offer.
4. Kraft made an announcement that a takeover would be better for workers and it would not shut a factory that Cadbury has earmarked for closure.
5. Mr Carr has suggested that a price in the 'mid eights' (850 p) would be a fairer representation of the value of the company.

6. Find the article the concept corresponding to each definition.
..................... 1. The price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase enough stock to obtain controlling interest in company during a hostile takeover.

..................... 2. In the world of mergers, the acquisition of one company by another against the wishes of the company being acquired.

..................... 3. The decision and policy-making head of the company which is comprised of a certain number of members.

..................... 4. It is a time limit, as for payment of a debt or completion of an assignment or for making a decision.
..................... 5. It is the purchase of controlling interest in the stock of the target company.
7. Turn on any piece Russian language of 15 lines.

8. Transfer the contents of each sentence in the English language. Each word does not necessarily translate. Many of the pieces you need to take from the article.
1. The company plans to buy the company Kraft Cadbury for £ 10 billion.
2. The Board of Directors recommends to shareholders to preserve the independence of the company.
3. The Board of Directors of Cadbury says that the price significantly undervalued the company.
4. The company Kraft has set a deadline for a decision.
5. As a result of acquisitions, many workers will be reduced by Cadbury.

9. reflect the main content of the article in the volume of 5-6 sentences in English. Optionally write proposals from the article is not necessary.

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