LEVEL: Intermediate

TYPE OF ENGLISH: Business English

Diplomatic language


This lesson teaches learners how to avoid causing offence by expressing themselves in a more tactful, diplomatic way. After studying a variety of adjectives for describing different attitudes, the students learn how to use special ‘softening’ structures through reading, language practice and role play.




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Diplomatic language

Type: Business situations

Level: Intermediate

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