2 Meeting – Managing Discussions

Words and Phrases
Study the following words and expressions together with their definitions with your tutor.
Then, construct your own sentences using each word/expression on the list.
to back up
(of vehicles) form into a queue due to congestion
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pitch in
vigorously join in to help with a task or activity
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wrap up
put on (or dress someone in) warm clothes
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put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect
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work jointly on an activity or project
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Data Interpretation
Listen to your tutor as he/she reads the text.
Study and interpret the given data. Then, discuss with your tutor.
You are tasked to present the annual sales report for the past three years for ABC Electronics using the figures shown below.
• introduce the general idea
• enumerate main points
• make a conclusion
Read the passage below silently. Then, discuss with your tutor.
In your discussion, talk about how you would deal with the situation.
Read the passage below silently.
Nowadays, most employees think that attending a meeting is a complete waste of time. According to a survey of U.S. professionals by Salary.com, meetings ranked as the number one office productivity killer.How would you change that kind of thinking among your employees?
Sample Answer
Expressing Opinions
Read the text silently. Express your opinion on each statement in 4-5 sentences.
What are the things that you should do when managing or conducting a meeting?
Are careful planning and time management important when hosting a meeting? If yes, why? And if no, why not? Discuss your answer.
How will you ensure that you have meaningful and productive discussions during meetings?