Negotiating Business Contracts

 

Practice the sentences

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
In exchange for an increase, would you agree to extend the contract?en
Your offer sounds great.en
 
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    • Let's finalize the contract then.en
       
    • Should we go to the park?en
       
    • When is your next birthday?en
       
 
 
What are your views on the offer?en
I’m afraid we can’t agree on this settlement.en
 
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    • How should we proceed then?en
       
    • Can you lift this up?en
       
    • Which one is your book?en
       
 
 
What did you have in mind regarding the contract?en
I would like to suggest a change.en
 
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    • Winter is coming.en
       
    • What should we change?en
       
    • Is this the right house?en
       
 
 
 
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Practice the phrases

Build the sentence by clicking on the words.
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Learn the dialog

Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
Thank you for meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.en
It's in both our best interests to sign this contract as quickly as possible. How should we proceed?en
Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is in order.en
What about the terms of renewal?en
I know the renewal terms were a sticking point during our last negotiations. Are you satisfied with the compromise?en
Yes, this counter proposal looks much better, and we can live with the improved conditions.en
I'm glad you accept the new proposal.en
Now that we agree, should we summarize the main points to make sure we are on the same page and then finalize it?en
Yes, let's finish it.en
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • Thank you meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.
     
 
 
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  • It's in both our best interests to this contract as quickly as possible. How should we proceed?
     
 
 
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  • Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is order.
     
 
 
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  • What the terms of renewal?
     
 
 
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  • I know the renewal terms were a sticking during our last negotiations. Are you satisfied with the compromise?
     
 
 
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  • Yes, this counter proposal looks much ⁠, and we can live with the improved conditions.
     
 
 
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  • I'm glad you the new proposal.
     
 
 
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  • Now that we agree, should we summarize the main to make sure we are on the same page and then finalize it?
     
 
 
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  • Yes, let's it.
     
 
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and choose the matching statement.
 
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    • The new law doesn't need suggestions.en
       
    • The contract looks great.en
       
    • The contract needs suggestions.en
       
 
 
 
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    • She wants more vacation days.en
       
    • She wants higher pay.en
       
    • She wants higher pay and more vacation days.en
       
 
 
 
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    • They want to change the business plan.en
       
    • They can't agree on the business plan.en
       
    • They don't want to change the business plan.en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
Ashlee
Thank you for meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.en
You
It's in both our best interests to sign this contract as quickly as possible. How should we proceed?en
Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is in order.en
What about the terms of renewal?en
I know the renewal terms were a sticking point during our last negotiations. Are you satisfied with the compromise?en
Yes, this counter proposal looks much better, and we can live with the improved conditions.en
I'm glad you accept the new proposal.en
Now that we agree, should we summarize the main points to make sure we are on the same page and then finalize it?en
Yes, let's finish it.en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Thank you for meeting me to talk about the new sales contract.en
Business Partner
It's in both our best interests to sign this contract as quickly as possible. How should we proceed?en
Let's look over the main articles and make sure everything is in order.en
What about the terms of renewal?en
I know the renewal terms were a sticking point during our last negotiations. Are you satisfied with the compromise?en
Yes, this counter proposal looks much better, and we can live with the improved conditions.en
I'm glad you accept the new proposal.en
Now that we agree, should we summarize the main points to make sure we are on the same page and then finalize it?en
Yes, let's finish it.en
 
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