Universitą degli Studi di Brescia -
Facoltą di Economia
INTERMEDIO - PROVA SCRITTA DEL 5/3/03 - TEMPO 50 MINUTI Choose
the right option for each gap in the article
A computer hacker has gained access to more 
five million Visa and Mastercard credit card accounts in the US. The
two companies say that  of the information obtained, which
would include credit card numbers,  in a fraudulent way. Visa
and Mastercard said the hacker  the security system of a
company that processes credit card transactions  behalf of
merchants. Numbers of credit cards can be used to  payments,
such  buying plane tickets or hiring cars. More than 560
million Visa and Mastercard cards circulate in  US. Both
companies said they  informed the affected banks that issued
the cards. "Visa's fraud team immediately notified  affected
financial institutions, and is working to protect  the
threat of a future intrusion," the company said in a statement. The
firms are  working with US law officials.  Visa
and Mastercard operate zero responsibility policies, which protect card
holders from  to pay  any unauthorised or
[b] that [c] than [d] by
none [b] no [c] nothing [d] no
3.[a] used [b] uses [c] using [d] was used
broke [b] brake [c] break [d] broken
[b] on [c] to [d] in
6.[a] made [b] do [c] make [d] effect
like [b] is [c] -- [d] as
8.[a] -- [b] the [c] country [d] most
[b] had [c] were
[b] a [c] every [d] all
over [b] for [c] against [d] on
12.[a] also [b] too [c] besides [d] as well
And [b] Both [c] The [d] A
have [b] must [c] having [d] need
15.[a] for [b] from [c] to [d] over
best answer to each question (based on the article above)
Which of the following can be purchased by
[a] flights [b] banks [c] security [d] accounts
If a card is stolen, the holder...
[a] has to pay [b] does not pay [c] pays
later [d] gets a bill
Visa's fraud team immediately notified...
[a] card holders [b] issuing banks [c] law
officials [d] the hacker
How many accounts did the hacker gain access
[a] > 5 million [b] 560 million [c] < 5
million [d] > 560 million
Visa's fraud team...
[a] can do
nothing [b] is at work [c] are law officials [d] is a threat
right word for each definition
A company that sells raw materials to another
[a] provider [b] giver [c] sponsor [d] supplier
A person or firm you go to when you need legal
[a] consultant [b] informer [c] lawyer [d]
The secret of success in the marketplace.
[a] concurrence [b] opposition [c]
competition [d] benefit
When an employee earns too little, he asks for
[a] pay rise [b] bigger pay [c] more pay
[d] pay up
The price of a commodity is given by the
supply/demand [b] request/demand [c] offer/supply [d]
right option for each gap
If I had had more time, I  to you at
[a] would speak [b] had spoken [c] would have
spoken [d] spoke
He lost his keys as he  in the park.
[a] was running [b] has run [c] had run [d]
Ben Merton,  was at college with me,
has just been promoted.
[a] that [b] whose [c] he [d] who
I think we should  the train at the
[a] go down [b] descend [c] get off [d] jump out
We  to leave now: there's another
flight in two hours.
[a] mustn't [b] don't must [c]
haven't [d] don't have
Write the questions for the following answers. (2 marks each)
Hold the line please, I'll put you through.
They make clothes in Europe
Yes he has. He's been there three times.
I'm sorry, but we only accept cash.
At quarter to nine.
ANSWERS:1.c 2a 3d 4a 5b 6c 7d 8b 9b 10d 11c 12a 13b 14c 15a 16a 17b 18b 19a 20b 21d 22c 23c 24a 25a 26c 27a 28d 29c 30d
Please could I
speak to Mr Black?
Where do they make
Has John ever been
Can I pay by
When does the
lesson start? / What time does the train leave?