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Business English: Making decisions
Business English: Making decisions

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1. Overview

1.1 Preparing a meeting

1.1.1 Introduction

In this section you plan a meeting with management, staff and the relocation agency. You practise passing on information about the date and venue and agree the agenda (the list of things to do at a meeting). This involves telephoning and taking and leaving messages. You look at prepositions of time and phrasal verbs.

In the activities in this section you look at the steps required to organise a meeting.

Activity 1

Listen to the answerphone message and write down the main points, using the form below as a reference point.

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  1. Billy to contact Fred Gooch re. date for meeting.

  2. Talk to Steve Vance of Reloc about format of meeting; check with Fred Gooch.

  3. Ask Billy to prepare agenda – copy to Reloc; check with Eva Lawrence.

  4. Make list of action points with names and dates.

  5. Diana ringing on Friday.