MUN Exercise: Choosing the Right Word

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
In opposition Absolutely Desire(s) Favor(s) Obligatory
Mandatory Prohibited Not permitted In favor of Forbidden
Pleased Regret(s) (would be) Grateful (be) Afraid to inform Pleasure
Alteration Comply(-ies) Request(s) Unwaveringly Oppose(s)
Unfortunately Regrettably Considering Wish(es) Propose(s)
Draw(s) attention In the soonest manner Immediately Enquire(s) Underline(s)
Stress(es) Delighted Emphasize(s) Notify Require(s)
Amendment Express(es) concern Crucial Affirm(s) (With) Deep regret

Questions:

Agree(s)
Disagree(s)
Allowed
Disallowed
Very
Want(s)
Obey(s)
(A) Must
Happy
Inform
Regret
Thinking
Change
Ask(s)
Ask(s) for
As soon as possible
Something’s important
Suggest(s)
Need

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!

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