Tag Archives: Global Relations

Politics and Global Relations Week 6: Agenda

Noun. The plan or schedule for a meeting.
“Has anyone seen the agenda? I don’t know if my presentation will be at the beginning or the end of the meeting today.”

Noun. The secret plan of a government to do bad things.
“I don’t like the English Party. They say that they will give free preposition lessons, but I think they really want everyone to do verb tense homework!”

Politics and Global Relations Week 2: Election

Noun. The time when citizens select a new government representative or leader.
“The election is next week. I can’t wait to choose a new Prime Minister!”

Politics and Global Relations Week 3: Diplomacy
Noun. The skill of persuasion and negotiation without being obvious.
“We will need diplomacy when we tell the teacher that they are bad at teaching. We don’t want to make them mad, but we want them to change their lessons!”

Politics and Global Relations Week 1: Globalization

In recent weeks, students have been increasingly interested in news stories that discuss local, national, or global politics. I’ve created this series of useful words to help you understand what’s going on. These could be helpful in writing a business report, taking a test, or in a university class. Every week, I’ll bring you a new word with its part of speech, quick definition, and a short example of it in use. Welcome!

Noun. The process where countries become less different through increased communication or trade.
“Globalization has helped many countries to profit, but it has also kept wages very low in some poor countries.”
“Globalization means it is easy for me to move my factory from one country to another.”