Урок: BEC Pre Unit 1 Video Lesson

Watch the video lesson and then do the exercises below.


Meet the company | What does your company do


Read the article from the video lesson and do the exercises below. 

As Google’s chief executive officer, Larry Page is responsible for Google’s day-to-day operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. He describes Google as the “perfect search engine that understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want.” 

However, today Google is much more than a search engine and has come a long way from the bedroom and the garage where it was first started by Page and Sergey Brin. The company is now based in Mountain View, California - better known as the Googleplex and has more than 70 offices and operates in 40 countries around the globe.

Google provides many tools to help businesses of all kinds succeed on and off the web. Their advertising programs, which range from simple text ads to rich media ads, help businesses find customers, and help publishers make money from their content. They also specialize in cloud computing tools for businesses that save money and help organizations be more productive.

Any new developments? Yes, the company is now working on finding a less-traditional method of Internet delivery that doesn't involve running a wire to every building on Earth. They are currently testing new systems in New Zealand and Africa. 

Now mark the questions below TRUE or FALSE according to the text. 


Google is an American company.


Google operates only in America.


Google helps companies to save money by using the ‘cloud’.


Content publishers make money using Google. 


Google operates several different kinds of advertising programs? 


The company is testing new systems in New Zealand and Australia.



Match the words in the left column with their meanings. You can manipulate the right column with drag and drop. 

  • chief executive officer (CEO)
  • day-to-day
  • to be based
  • to operate
  • to succeed
  • to provide
  • to specialize
  • to range from…..to……
  • cloud computing
  • to achieve something that you planned to...
  • the person responsible for the operation...
  • to do work, have activity
  • to be an expert at one thing rather than...
  • where the head office is
  • daily; every day
  • to give someone something that they want...
  • to store, manage, and process data on th...
  • a number of different things of a simila...

Match the two halves to form a phrase.

  • product
  • advertising
  • make
  • search
  • be
  • productive
  • programme
  • development
  • engine
  • money

Put the correct preposition. You can use each preposition more than once. 

in | from | as | on | to |

1. Our company operates the retail market. 2. Ikea specializes low-price products, including furniture, bathrooms and kitchens. 3. Our products range large appliances small kitchen equipment. 4. This company is known the market leader for car tyres in Italy. 5. We are based Toronto. 6. The new product can be described essential for the printing industry. 7. My business depends the weather. 8. We are thinking of investing real estate. 9. As the accountant, I am responsible a company’s money. 10. We are currently working a project that will help us improve our customer service.


Read the email from Elena Mendez and fill in the gaps with the correct verb form. 

Dear Sir/Madam,

I to enquire if you a sales office or sales rep in Brazil. I for a small computer producer here and we for a new supplier of video cards. We usually from a supplier in Europe, but their products too expensive for us. We have over 40 shops in Brazil and we another two this month. We also regularly business by mail order via our website. We to find a new supplier before the end of this month, so please contact me as soon as possible. Best regards, Elena Mendez