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Vocabulary for Meetings
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Do you know these words?
The aim of this activity is to measure the number of words that you know on this topic. Below is a list of words related to this topic. Some of them are real English words, but some are wrong. Click on the ones that are real, and ignore the wrong ones. Clicking real words will increase your score, but clicking wrong ones will decrease it. When you have finished, click on the 'Check Answer' button. The program will give you feedback and advice on which words you need to learn.

Your score:
The real words of the wrong words are shown in blue.

minitsminutes prosidureprocedure agenderagenda Unopen questionsclosed questions
Probing questions Eye contact Unagreedisagree Explain
Doubt Matters polyanimousUnanimous relevant
Purpose Believe Open questions Leading questions
Reflective questions jestchersgestures propowespropose admeet admit
Participants faindingsfindings contribushuns contributions

Do you know these phrases?
Click on the correct phrases and ignore the wrong ones. When you have finished, click on the 'Check Answer' button. The program will give you feedback and advice on which phrases you need to learn.

Your score:
The correct phrases are shown in blue.

Inviting Opinions:
What are your views in this?   What are your views on this?
Would you care to comment on that?
Any ideas?
I take you point   I take your point
I totally agree
It looks like we agree
Asking for Clarification
Could you be more specific please?
Could you clarify?
Can you ask your question in a different way?
Could you elaborate a small?  Could you elaborate a little?
What exactly do you mean?
Interrupting Politely
Could I just stop you a moment to say...?
Could I come up here?  Could I come in here?
Not as far as I concerned  Not as far as I’m concerned
You may have a point there, but wouldn’t it be better to…
I’m afraid that’s not what I see it.  I’m afraid that’s not how I see it.
I see it differently.
I think it’s a bit unrealistic to…
Holding the floor
Can I just finish that I was saying?  Can I just finish what I was saying?
Could you please let me finish?

Instructions: Match the items in the boxes on the left with the items on the right:
  1. Click in the table cell containing the item you want to move.
  2. Click in the table cell where you want the item to go. The words will swap position.
  3. If an item is in the right position, it will have a green background and a tick.
  4. When all the table cells are green and have ticks, you have finished.

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Complete these sentences with the best word:
  1. The agreement in the meeting was unanimous.
    (Answer: unanimous )
  2. When speaking to someone always remember that you must make eye-contact with them.
    (Answer: eye-contact )
  3. There were a total of seven participants in the meeting.
    (Answer: participants )
  4. When speaking be careful not to make too many gestures as they can be a distraction.
    (Answer: gestures )
  5. The new employee made a big contribution in her first meeting.
    (Answer: contribution )
  6. We will adopt the following procedure in this meeting: everybody can speak for two minutes and then we will make a decision.
    (Answer: procedure )
  7. Do you agree with the suggestions put forward by the marketing director?
    (Answer: agree )
  8. After I had finished speaking the manager stated he was not sure what I meant and asked for clarification .
    (Answer: clarification )
  9. I thought we had made good progress until the finance manager expressed her doubt .
    (Answer: doubt )
  10. I was asked many probing questions at the senior management meeting.
    (Answer: probing )
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