City University of Hong Kong - LC

ELSAC Workout: Workplace English 1, Three Principles
Get Writing Fit!
  • explore three principles to improve the success of your business communication
  • consider how to use the 'you' principle, the positive principle and the courtesy principle

Level: Foundation
Time: approx. 10 mins
Suggested next workout: Workplace English 2, Two Approaches

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Work through the practice activities in order, by clicking on the tabs at the top of the next page. After completing all practices, the Result tab will summarize your workout. Record your results as proof of independent learning and as motivation to repeat the workout and beat your score. Practice makes you fitter!

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