Vocabulary for Describing International Relations and Diplomacy
At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to correctly and accurately use the vocabulary associated with international relations and diplomacy.
International relations, diplomacy, bilateral, multilateral, sanction, embargo, treaty, pact, alliance, neutrality, foreign policy, foreign aid, arbitrate
International relations and diplomacy are important aspects of global communication. It is important for students to understand the different terms and concepts associated with these fields, so that they can communicate international affairs effectively.
International relations are the connections and interactions between countries, as well as the ways in which states interact with other actors such as international organizations and non-governmental organizations. Diplomacy is the conduct of international relations through negotiations between governments, which can be conducted directly or through intermediaries. Bilateral relations are interactions between two countries, while multilateral relations involve more than two countries. Sanctions are economic penalties imposed by one country on another, and an embargo is a prohibition on trade with another country. A treaty is an agreement between two or more countries, while a pact is a formal agreement among two or more countries. An alliance is an agreement between two or more countries to cooperate in a joint effort, and neutrality is a policy of not taking sides in a conflict or dispute. Foreign policy is the set of policies that a country has to guide its interactions with other countries, and foreign aid is financial or material assistance that a country provides to another. Arbitration is a process of settling a dispute between two countries through mediation.
The student will practice using the vocabulary in sentences related to international relations and diplomacy. For example, “The United States and China have been engaged in negotiations to try to resolve their trade dispute through arbitration.”
At the end of the lesson, the student should have a better understanding of the vocabulary related to international relations and diplomacy, and should be able to use the terms correctly and accurately in sentence structure.
• Objective: At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to correctly and accurately use the vocabulary associated with international relations and diplomacy.
• Vocabulary: International relations, diplomacy, bilateral, multilateral, sanction, embargo, treaty, pact, alliance, neutrality, foreign policy, foreign aid, arbitrate
• Explanation: Definitions of international relations and diplomacy, and explanation of each of the associated terms
• Practice: Sentence structure practice using terms
• Conclusion: Summary of the understanding and use of the terms