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Figure work

Talking about figures can be difficult in a foreign language. These exercises will help you to understand and give information about numbers and amounts.

Exercise 1

Look at these figures, amounts and dates and decide how you would say them:

a. 75,345 j. 2:3
b. 15,368,000 k. 1.5.93
c. 29% l. 6 2/3
d. 3/4 m. 24,392,000
e. 23.12.92 n. 6,125
f. 5/8 o. 2.30
g. 8,650,000 p. £56
h. 432 q. 1 1/2
i. 1/3 r. £85,000

Exercise 2

Look at the profit and loss account below and find the words that match these descriptions:

a. Profit before tax
b. The cost of delivering the product
c. The money kept by the company
d. The money paid out to shareholders
e. Income from investments

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT


1992
£ million
INCOME
Sales 800
Interest income 50
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Total 850
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COST OF SALES
Materials 250
Direct labour 370

GROSS PROFIT

230

EXPENSES
Indirect labour 90
Financial charges 20
Selling and distribution costs 15
Overheads 25
Depreciation 10
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NET PROFIT 170
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DIVIDEND

150

RETAINED PROFIT

20

 

   
 


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