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The Language of Meetings [Paperback]

Malcolm Goodale
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1 Jan 1987 0906717469 978-0906717462 1
"The Language Of Meetings" is a lively course in the language of international meetings. It provides all the necessary language to ensure full and effective participation. Use the program that is regularly used by diplomats!

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage ELT BRE; 1 edition (1 Jan 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0906717469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0906717462
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 18.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. The Language of Meetings 2. Presenting an Argument 3. Opinions 4. Agreeing and Disagreeing 5. Interrupting 6. Clarifying 7. Questioning 8. Proposals 9. Persuading 10. Degrees of Importance and Certainty 11. Compromising 12. Procedure for a Formal Meeting 13. Getting It All Together

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I've found this book to be indispensible this year while teaching Business English. Deals extremely comprehensively with all aspects of the Language of Meetings. The book is divided into units such as Opinions, Agreeing,Clarifying...
The units are separated into a kind of introduction to see what language the students already know (great for the TTT approach). It then gives lists of language used for each function. Great at showing "lexical chunks" of language.
Then there's a gapfill page to consolidate and help students learn and remember.
A 'mini-task' puts the language into practice with dialogue chains, or mini-roleplays with topic suggestions. The end of the units consist of collocation matching exercises.
Great to dip into for use in more general classes, or use more methodically and work through each unit with students who reguarly have to attend meetings.
Perhaps in too much detail - I'd say it's good for use with Upper Int students and above, but with a bit of cutting and pasting, can easily be adapted for lower level learners.
BUY IT! STEAL IT! USE IT! I love it and so do my students, and colleagues, as it's never on the resource shelf but on someone's desk being used...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Teaching Resource 26 Feb 2014
I have used Malcolm Goodale's book for over 10 years and find it one of the best teaching resources in my library. My students are usually lawyers and business people with at least a high intermediate level of English. This book offers a wonderful selection of natural, diplomatic and formal phrases that are commonly used by native speakers. The practice role plays sometimes seem a bit silly but they offer an opportunity for my students to practice the phrases without thinking too much about the rest of the content.
Always happy to see this is still in print. An oldy but definitely a goody!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Quesions 4 Jun 2013
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The book have too many quesions and few answers. I think the author should provide more example for each uint not just opening the sentences.
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This book is probably one of my favourite recommendations for business needing to improve their work English. It suggests lots of expressions in a practical manner.
Each chapter finishes with a small test to check you have remembered the vocab and expressions in the chapter.

Excellent. Although not very motivating, that you have to find yourself.
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1.0 out of 5 stars worst money ever spent 3 Mar 2013
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It was mandatory to have it and therefore I bought but I would definitely not buy it even if it was mandatory.
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