Legal English – Peter’s Pills – Lesson 26 – Company meeting words

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Company meeting words



Today we will have a test of company meeting words. In order to this mini test, you will have to stop the video and get a pen and paper to write down your answers. Stop the video now and get ready with your pen and paper. If you are ready, start the company meeting multiple choice test now.


1. What do we call a proposal that someone would like to discuss at a company meeting?

(A) A motion
(B) An emotion
(C) A resolution
(D) A movement
(E) A and C
(F) C and D

2. Which verb(s) is (are) correct and in use in modern English?

(A) To call a meeting
(B) To convocate a meeting
(C) To convoke a meeting
(D) To convene a meeting
(E) A, B, C, and D
(F) A, B and C
(G) A and D

3. Once the meeting has voted on a motion, what do we call this ex-motion?

(A) A deliberate
(B) A resolution
(C) A deliberation
(D) A proposal
(E) A and B
(F) A, B, C, and D

4. Which verb(s) can be used with reference to meetings?

(A) To deliberate
(B) To resolve
(C) To pass a resolution
(D) To pass a deliberation
(E) A, B, C, and D
(F) A and B
(G) B and C

5. Meetings have to be formally announced a certain number of days before people can officially and correctly meet. With reference to this we should say:

(A) To send communication of the meeting
(B) To send convocation of the meeting
(C) To send notice of the meeting
(D) To send announcement of the meeting
(E) A, B, C and D
(F) A and B

6. What are the 3 types of resolutions commonly found?

(A) Ordinary resolutions; Special resolutions; Written resolutions
(B) Ordinary administration resolutions; Extraordinary administration resolutions; Written resolutions
(C) Oral resolutions; Raised hand resolutions; Written resolutions

7. With reference to meetings, which verb(s) is (are) the same as to have a meeting?

(A) To make a meeting
(B) To do a meeting
(C) To hold a meeting
(D) To take a meeting
(E) A and C
(F) B and D

You can check you answers in the key after you have answered all the questions. If your answer is different to the answer in the key, this doesn’t mean that there is a mistake in the key, rather, it means that you have made a mistake.

KEY to test

1. The correct answer is (A). Proposals at meetings are called motions. Once motions are voted and passed, they are called resolutions.
2. The correct answer is (G). We say to call a meeting (A) and to convene a meeting (D). The most common expression, however, is to call a meeting.
3. The correct answer is (B). Once motions are voted and passed, they are called resolutions.
4. The correct answer is (G). We say to resolve (B) or to pass a resolution (C).
5. The correct answer is (C).
6. The only correct answer is (A).
7. The correct answer is (C). To hold a meeting is the same as to have a meeting.

Thank you very much and see you next time for more Peter’s Pills to improve your Legal English!

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