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Advanced Business English John Silberstein Group Y7 Lesson 10.

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1 Advanced Business English John Silberstein Group Y7 Lesson 10

2 Buoyed – To maintain at a high level; support: "the persistent... takeover speculation, which has buoyed up the shares of banks" (Financial Times). Lurch – a sudden tip or roll to one side, as of a ship or a staggering person. Reprieve – any respite or temporary relief. Throes – a. any violent convulsion or struggle: the throes of battle. b. the agony of death. Grim – Dismal; gloomy: a grim, rainy day. Ailing – sickly, unwell; unsound or troubled: a financially ailing corporation. Belied – to show to be false; contradict: His trembling hands belied his calm voice. Deteriorate – to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality, value, etc.; to disintegrate or wear away. Vocabulary Review

3 Obama soothes China on US debt Current Events

4 Scan the Executive Summary Conflict Management Are these statements true or false? How do you know? The problems have been going on for the last 3 months. Meyer and Sahin keep their problems to themselves. Meyer and Sahin would like to cooperate but find it difficult. Both Meyer and Sahin will have to leave the company. Kirill and Macey believe that Meyer and Sahin can work together.

5 Read the report and find words with a similar meaning: Conflict vocabulary Anxious and stressed Angry disagreements Divided into two groups Increase problems Make another person weaker or less effective Become worse Very serious situation Become friendly again Tense Confrontations Polarized Escalate Undermining Deteriorated Crisis Reconciliation

6 The interview and the report contain several useful word partners. Join the two side together. Conflict Management 1.Pick 2.Patch 3.Sort 4.Turn 5.Breakdown in 6.State 7.Make life 8.Ease a)Of affairs b)Difficult c)A relationship d)Tension e)Out f)A fight g)Up differences h)Around a situation F G E H C A B D

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