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Negotiations - Asking For A Rise Quiz

Instructions: Finish the sentence with the correct phrase.

1.   I ________ I have made good progress.

A   guess
B   really feel
C   really know
  suppose

2.   I think that 3%________________.

A   is the least you could offer
B   isn’t enough
C   is too much to ask
D   isn’t too much to ask

3.   I really feel it’s _____________ considered for promotion.

A   about now I am
B   about now I was
C   about time I am
D   about time I was

4.  Should I ______________?

A   put my request into words
B   write the request
C   put this request in writing
D   write off my request


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Answers

1.   I ________ I have made good progress.

A   guess Feedback: Wrong - this is not strong enough - be more assertive!
B   really feel Feedback: Correct - this is a good way to express strong feelings about something
C   really know Feedback: Wrong - You either know something or you don't; you can't "really know"anything…
D   suppose Feedback: Wrong - this is not strong enough - be more assertive!

2.   I think that 3%________________.

A   is the least you could offer Feedback: Wrong - this is too strong. Be less demanding!
B   isn’t enough Feedback: Wrong - this is too strong. Be less demanding!
C   is too much to ask Wrong - No-one ever says that their salary is too high!
D   isn’t too much to ask Correct - this is one way to show that you are trying to be fair

3.   I really feel it’s _____________ considered for promotion.

A   about now I am Wrong - "about now I am"is not a phrase in English
B   about now I was Wrong - "about now I was"is not a phrase in English
C   about time I am Wrong - use the past tense after "it's time"- even though you are talking about now!
D   about time I was Correct - this is a polite way to make your feelings known

4.  Should I ______________?

A   put my request into words Wrong - you have already put your request into words by speaking.
B   write the request Wrong - You are asking about sending a formal request, but this just refers to the act of writing
C   put this request in writing Correct - this expression means to email or send a formal request.
D   write off my request Wrong - if you write something off, you say that it's not useful!

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