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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing contracts and conditions matters.

Listen to according to the contract - under the terms of the contract
Listen to alter the terms of the contract - make the terms of the contract different in some particular way, change them
Listen to alteration of contract - change of contract
Listen to breach of contract - failure to do something that is required in the contract
Listen to break a contract - terminate a contract
Listen to cancellation clause - a clause in a contract that gives one or more parties the right to terminate the contract if a specific event occurs
Listen to clause - a separate section of a legal document
Listen to come into force - come into effect, take effect
Listen to contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
Listen to deadline - the point in time at which something must be completed
Listen to draft - preliminary version of a written work (here of a contract)
Listen to expire - lose validity
Listen to expiry date - the last date on which an option can be exercised
Listen to fine print - the part of a contract that contains information that is often printed in small type
Listen to sales contract - a written document in which a purchaser agrees to buy property under certain given conditions, and the seller agrees to sell under certain given conditions. Also known as an 'agreement of sale.'
Listen to sign a contract - mark a contract with the signature approving or expressing responsibility or obligation
Listen to terms - conditions agreed to in a contract
Listen to with effect from - as from, effective from

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to Remember, if you break a contract, your visa is cancelled and you have two weeks to get out of the country.
Listen to Once you sign a contract, you are bound to its terms regardless of anything else that was agreed upon over a handshake or promised.
Listen to Use this sales contract if a buyer will be paying you in instalments.
Listen to Cancellation clause: Reservations can be cancelled seven days in advance without loss of deposit.
Listen to Donīt sign a contract without reading the fine print.
Listen to The private contract will stipulate all the agreed terms of the purchase.
Listen to The cancellation process will last two and a half weeks, according to the contract terms.
Listen to The XYZ bank has, with effect from 1 May 2005, changed some of its accounting principles.
Listen to Non-smoking regulations come into force today in entertainment establishments measuring more than 60 square metres.
Listen to Most prepaid cards have an expiry date that specifies how long the phone card is valid.


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