Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing negotiations 1 matters.
agenda - a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting) agreement - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; bargain, deal bargain - something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer be under contract - to have formally agreed to work for a company or person on a stated job for a stated period of time benefit - advantage, profit budget - an estimation of the revenue and expenses over a specified future period of time commission - fee paid to an employee or agent for services performed, especially a percentage of a total amount received in a transaction, as distinguished from salary, which is a fixed amount payable periodically compensation - something to make up for loss or damage compromise - an agreement to accept a situation in which the parties allow variations from what they originally sought, to achieve a compatible outcome contract - an agreement between two or more parties, especially one that is written and enforceable by law damage - harm to property or a person, resulting in loss of value or the impairment of usefulness deadline - due date, latest time for the completion of a negotiation, project, service, or product delay - the act of putting off or the condition of being put off delivery - process of transporting goods discount - a reduction from the full or standard amount of a price draft - a preliminary plan or version, as of a written work drive a hard bargain - to expect a lot in exchange for what you pay or do gentleman's agreement - an agreement which is based on trust and is not written down guarantee - an assumption of responsibility, as one given by a manufacturer, for the quality, worth, or durability of a product invoice - a bill issued by one who has provided products and/or services to a customer item - a single article or unit in a collection or series offer - something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered on (special) offer - means the goods are being sold at a lower price than usual party - any person involved in a transaction or proceeding procedure - a series of steps taken to accomplish an end profit margin - the ratio gross profits divided by net sales profit sharing - the system of sharing the profits that a company makes between all the people who work for it proposal - something that is put forward for consideration, something offered query - a question; an inquiry rebate - a deduction from an amount to be paid or a return of part of an amount given in payment requirements - something indispensable, essential set the agenda - to decide what subjects other people should discuss and deal with
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.
The company needs to return to profitability extremely soon. In a compromise between management and unions, a 5% pay rise was agreed in return for an increase in productivity. An extra £25 million has been budgeted for schools this year. There´s no way we can meet the deadline. Long delays are predicted on the motorway because of the accident. The restaurant has a long menu of about 60 items. There were several important items on the agenda. They offer a 10 percent discount on rail travel for students. If you have any queries about your treatment, the doctor will answer them. It is a legal requirement that you have insurance for your car.