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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.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. To arrange/have talks = To __________________________ talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. If the atmosphere of a meeting is described as __________________________, it means it's quite formal.

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

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