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Negotiations - Tricky Conversations Quiz

Instructions: Finish the sentence with the correct phrase.

1.   You’ve got to ______ out of it.

A   sort
B   cut
C   snap
D   lift

2.   I _______ you to try a bit harder.

A   expect
B   like
C   request
D   hope

3.  ______, what you’ve done isn’t good enough.   

A   Probably
B   Maybe
C   Clearly
D  
Hopefully

4.  I really want to see __________.

A   your trying
B   better
C   better effort
D   some improvement


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Answers

1.   You’ve got to ______ out of it.

A   sort Feedback: Wrong – you can say ‘sort it out’ but not ‘sort out of it’
B   cut Feedback: Wrong – you can say ‘cut it out’ but not ‘cut out of it’
C   snap Feedback: Correct – we ‘snap out’ of bad moods
D   lift Feedback: Wrong – this is not an expression in English

2.   I _______ you to try a bit harder.

A   expect Feedback: Correct – ‘expect’ here has a strong meaning – if the person doesn’t try harder, you will be unhappy
B   like Feedback: Wrong – you can say ‘I’d like you to…’ but not ‘I like you to…’
  request Feedback: Wrong – this is grammatically correct, but it’s too formal for the situation
D   hope Feedback: Wrong – you can say ‘I hope you will…’ but not ‘I hope you to…’

3.  ______, what you’ve done isn’t good enough.   

  Probably Feedback: Wrong – this is grammatically correct, but it isn’t strong enough for this situation
B   Maybe Feedback: Wrong – this is grammatically correct, but it isn’t strong enough for this situation
C   Clearly Feedback: Correct – you are indicating that your statement is not open to discussion
D   Hopefully Feedback: 'Wrong - we use 'hopefully' to talk about the future, not the past

4.  I really want to see __________.

A   your trying  Feedback: Wrong – You can say ‘…to see you try’ but not ‘…to see your trying’
  better Feedback: Wrong – this sounds like you have poor eyesight!
C   better effort Feedback: Wrong – you can say ‘more effort’ but not ‘better effort’
D   some improvement Feedback: Correct – you can also say ‘an improvement’

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