In this exercise, you will match a word with a number of its synonyms that are considerably more ‘formal’, or appropriate to use in formal contexts. The goal of this exercise is to remind you of the ‘choice of words’ that you can utilize as you deliver your speech or write any conference document (e.g. position paper, draft resolution).
Choice of words:
|Beg(s) to differ||Required||Permitted||Significantly||Authorized|
|Unauthorized||(be) Against||Beg(s) to oppose||Banned||Beg(s) to propose|
|Mandatory||Prohibited||Not permitted||In favor of||Forbidden|
|Pleased||Regret(s)||(would be) Grateful||(be) Afraid to inform||Pleasure|
|Draw(s) attention||In the soonest manner||Immediately||Enquire(s)||Underline(s)|
|Amendment||Express(es) concern||Crucial||Affirm(s)||(With) Deep regret|
|As soon as possible|
Can you match them all? How many words in the ‘choice’ box do you feel difficult (or perhaps this is the first time you have ever heard the word?)
This exercise, and many more, is a part of an intensive Model United Nations training program “An Introduction to Model United Nations”, facilitated by me through Motion Passed. Copyright © 2017. Should you want to know more, please do fill the contact form and get in touch!