Accepting and rejecting – The Language Professional

Accepting and rejecting

ENGLISH FOR WORK - EXTRA

Prepare

​assertive - adj. /əˈsɜːtɪv/ behaving or speaking in a strong, confident way

​Watch this employee responding to a request with ​four levels of assertiveness and think about these questions:

  • ​Which of the four responses do you think was most suitable?
  • ​Was there any useful language that the employee used?

​We'll start our lesson by ​discussing your thoughts.

Learn

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Review

You’ll receive an activity sheet after the lesson to help review and summarize the lesson. [To type on PDFs: 1) download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free), 2) Tools -> Fill & Sign]

​Check your answers

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​To type answers on PDFs: 1) download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free), 2) Tools > Fill & Sign

​Follow-up

​Read this article on '5 Questions to Ask Before Saying Yes' and think about this question:

  • How do you respond to people requesting you to do things in your life?​
bail / bail out - v. /beɪl 'aʊt/ to say 'no' to something you have already promised to do.
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