Argentinian / Argentinean, Ecuadorian / Ecuadoran / Ecuadorean,
Puerto Rican / Porto Rican, Salvadorian / Salvadoran / Salvadorean
Some nationalities have
nouns for referring to people: a Spaniard, a Filipino,
a Turk, a Swede, a Dane, a Briton, an Arab.
For most nationalities we can use the adjective as a noun: a Canadian,
a German, an Italian, a Greek, an African.
Some need the word woman, man or person added to
them (you can't say "a Dutch"), so if you are in doubt, please use them:
a Dutch man, a Swiss woman, an Irish person.
Read the ten short passages. Below each one you will find
a sentence which you should complete, using an adjective of
nationality from the menu. Make sure that your sentences reflect the
information that is contained in the passage itself.
Packard Bell Electronics has already
taken 10% of the US computer market and has performed better, in some
areas, than its two main national rivals Compaq and Apple.
Compaq, Apple and Packard Bell are .
Nordak is currently recruiting a senior
manager who will head up the UK office of its first foreign subsidiary.
Nordak is not of origin.
The shares of Heineken NV reached a
record level of 244.5 guilders yesterday on their home market in
Heineken NV is a .
The Societé de Bourse Française
publishes an annual guide to the 120 biggest national companies whose
shares are sold on the Paris exchange.
The Paris exchange sells the shares of
the biggest companies.
OM Personal have received several
enquiries from companies who are interested in representing their
products in Spain. However, they have no intention of expanding into
this part of Europe until 2006.
OM Personal has no plans to enter the market until
The Ministry of Trade and Industry in
Japan has for the first time awarded licences to six foreign firms who
can now operate investments funds on the Tokyo market.
The Tokyo market was previously
restricted to companies.
This year we have decided not to attend
the Milan trade fair in Italy as the date coincides with a similar but
more important event in Frankfurt in Germany.
We will be attending the trade fair.
Our main markets are Eastern Europe and
North America. However, we also do some business with Brazil.
The market is not
one of our most important.
Whenever we set up a foreign subsidiary,
we always make sure that it is managed by someone from the country
concerned. The same will be true for our new operation in Finland.
Our new subsidiary will have a manager.
Although our company was originally
Swedish, four years ago we transferred all of our operations to
Switzerland and re-registered over there.