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LISTENING Diplomacy Dig

The delicate art of diplomacy... or not.

1 Pre-listening

How diplomatic are you? What would you do or say in the following situations? Discuss your ideas with a partner.

• Someone treads on your foot in the street.

• Someone pulls out in front of you as you’re driving along.

• A neighbour leaves some rubbish bags outside your house / flat.

• Someone parks in your parking space at work. A colleague borrows your stapler without asking first.

• Someone takes your seat at a restaurant.

2 Listening I

You’re going to listen to an interview with someone who is applying for a job with the Foreign Office. What questions do you think the interviewer is going to ask? Think. Then, listen once to compare your ideas.

3 Listening II

Complete the sentences with any words of your choice. Then, listen again to check your answers.

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The latest issue of Hot English (201) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 14 jokes to improve your listening skills and teach you lots of useful words. Plus, 8 useful words and expressions for talking about the bathroom, 10 useful words for driving in the road, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Functional language – making conversation • Grammar – must / should • Work – poor excuses. • Business – supermarkets. • Architecture – famous castles. • Culture – how British are you? • Cinema – True Grit. • History – Native Americans. • Psychology – mind control. • Sport – sponsorship. • Cuisine – easy curry. • Cars – the Mini. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!