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Business English Exercise | Topic: Negotiations/Business talks 1

Designed to help you practice vocabulary relating to negotiating and reaching agreements in business. Although this quiz is meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.





QUESTIONS:
(Choose the best response for each one)


1. To arrange/have talks = To __________________________ talks
  hope
  hold
  take

2. After the last __________________________ ( = series) of talks, they agreed to two of our requirements.
  roundabout
  circle
  round

3. There are still a __________________________ of issues ( = many issues) that we have to resolve.
  digit
  number
  figure

4. The person who works for another company but does the same job as you can be referred to as your __________________________ at that company.
  counterpart
  counterfeit
  counter

5. We have to __________________________ ( = resolve) these differences as soon as possible.
  iron out
  iron
  iron through

6. When one speaks of __________________________ differences, one is saying that there are substantial differences in the negotiating parties' positions.
  hollow
  expanded
  deep

7. The atmosphere was __________________________. = Everyone was friendly/polite to each other.
  cordial
  deep
  opinionated

8. The __________________________ ( = final statement made to journalists) stated that the parties failed to reach an agreement.
  communiqué
  community
  disagreement

9. If the atmosphere of a meeting is described as __________________________, it means it's quite formal.
  back-to-business
  businesslike
  friendly

10. Which one of these terms does NOT mean "negotiations"?
  discussions
  talks
  counterparts

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