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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing negotiations 1 matters.

Listen to agenda - a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
Listen to agreement - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; bargain, deal
Listen to bargain - something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer
Listen to be under contract - to have formally agreed to work for a company or person on a stated job for a stated period of time
Listen to benefit - advantage, profit
Listen to budget - an estimation of the revenue and expenses over a specified future period of time
Listen to 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
Listen to compensation - something to make up for loss or damage
Listen to compromise - an agreement to accept a situation in which the parties allow variations from what they originally sought, to achieve a compatible outcome
Listen to contract - an agreement between two or more parties, especially one that is written and enforceable by law
Listen to damage - harm to property or a person, resulting in loss of value or the impairment of usefulness
Listen to deadline - due date, latest time for the completion of a negotiation, project, service, or product
Listen to delay - the act of putting off or the condition of being put off
Listen to delivery - process of transporting goods
Listen to discount - a reduction from the full or standard amount of a price
Listen to draft - a preliminary plan or version, as of a written work
Listen to drive a hard bargain - to expect a lot in exchange for what you pay or do
Listen to gentleman's agreement - an agreement which is based on trust and is not written down
Listen to guarantee - an assumption of responsibility, as one given by a manufacturer, for the quality, worth, or durability of a product
Listen to invoice - a bill issued by one who has provided products and/or services to a customer
Listen to item - a single article or unit in a collection or series
Listen to offer - something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered
Listen to on (special) offer - means the goods are being sold at a lower price than usual
Listen to party - any person involved in a transaction or proceeding
Listen to procedure - a series of steps taken to accomplish an end
Listen to profit margin - the ratio gross profits divided by net sales
Listen to profit sharing - the system of sharing the profits that a company makes between all the people who work for it
Listen to proposal - something that is put forward for consideration, something offered
Listen to query - a question; an inquiry
Listen to rebate - a deduction from an amount to be paid or a return of part of an amount given in payment
Listen to requirements - something indispensable, essential
Listen to 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.

Listen to The company needs to return to profitability extremely soon.
Listen to In a compromise between management and unions, a 5% pay rise was agreed in return for an increase in productivity.
Listen to An extra £25 million has been budgeted for schools this year.
Listen to There´s no way we can meet the deadline.
Listen to Long delays are predicted on the motorway because of the accident.
Listen to The restaurant has a long menu of about 60 items.
Listen to There were several important items on the agenda.
Listen to They offer a 10 percent discount on rail travel for students.
Listen to If you have any queries about your treatment, the doctor will answer them.
Listen to It is a legal requirement that you have insurance for your car.


   
 





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