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SkimaTalk	Official	Course
Business	English	for	Intermediate	Learners
Lesson	26	:	Asking	for	a	Raise	or	Promotion
2
Today’s	Topics
1. Requesting	a	Meeting	in	Advance
2. Asking	for	a	Raise	or	Promotion
3
Exercise	1:	Dialogue	Practice
Dialogue:	Asking	your	Boss	to	Discuss	a	Raise	
A
I	know	that	we	don’t	have	annual	reviews	for	another	six	months;	
however	I	was	hoping	we	could	sit	down	some	time	next	week	and	
talk	about	my	performance	and	potential.	
B Oh? Is	there	anything	else	you	want	to	discuss?
A
I	would	like	to revisit	my	salary and	make	sure	that	it	is	reflective	of	
the	work	I	have	been	doing	over	the	past	year.
B
Thank	you	for	letting me	know.	Send	me	an	email	to	set	up	a	time	
to	meet	next	week.
A Thank	you. I’m	looking	forward	to	it.
Read	the	dialogue	with	your	teacher.	Student:	A		/		Teacher:	B
4
Change	the	words	in	[brackets]	and	
read	each	sentence.	
Practice
1
I	was	hoping	we	could	sit	down	and	talk	
about	[my	salary].
2
I	would	like	to	revisit	my	[salary	and	role	
at	this	company].
3
I	would	like	to	be	sure	that	it	is	reflective	
of	the	[tasks	that	I	perform].
Pronounce	the	phrases.
Useful	Phrases
1
I	was	hoping	we	could	sit	down	 and	talk	
about	~	
2 I would	like	to	revisit	my ~	
3
I	would like	to	be	sure	that	it	is	reflective	of	
the	~
Exercise	2:	Phrase	Practice
5
Exercise	3:	Discussion
Ask	and	answer	questions	about	today’s	topic.
• Have	you	ever	asked	for	a	raise	or	promotion?	How	was	the	
experience?
• Why	is	it	important	to	arrange	a	meeting	in	advance	and	to	be	
straightforward	about	the	purpose	of	the	meeting?
• What	should	you	do	to	prepare	before	you	attend	a	meeting	to	ask	
for	a	raise	or	promotion?
6
Today’s	Topics
1. Requesting	a	Meeting	in	Advance
2. Asking	for	a	Raise	or	Promotion
7
Exercise	4:	Dialogue	Practice
Dialogue:	In	the	Meeting	with	Your	Boss	
Read	the	dialogue	with	your	teacher.	Student:	A		/		Teacher:	B
A
As	I	mentioned,	 I	wanted	to	discuss	 with	you	my	role	and	
salary	today.
B Great. What	exactly	did	you	want	to	tell	me?
A
I	have	taken on	a	number	of	responsibilities	 in	the	past	year	
and	the	results	of	my	work	have	been	very	beneficial	to	the	
company.
B I see.
A
I	made	a	list	of	some	specific	highlights	of	my	work	and	
potential.	I	would	like	a	raise	to	match	what	I	have	been	able	
to	do	in	this	position.
8
Change	the	words	in	[brackets]	and	
read	each	sentence.	
Practice
1
I	wanted	to	discuss	[my	future	role	at	this	
company	and	my	salary].
2 I	have	taken	on	[many	new	tasks	recently].
3
I	would	like	a	raise/promotion	to	match	
[the success	I	have	had	in	this	position].
Pronounce	the	phrases.
Useful	Phrases
1 I	wanted	to	discuss	~	
2 I have	taken	on ~	
3 I	would	like	a	raise/promotion	to	match	~	
Exercise	5:	Phrase	Practice
9
Exercise	6:	Discussion
Ask	and	answer	questions	about	today’s	topic.
• Why	is	it	important	to	discuss	your	accomplishments	and	value	to	the	
company	when	asking	for	a	raise	or	promotion?
• What	else	should	you	mention	to	your	boss	in	this	meeting?
• Is	this	type	of	meeting	common	in	your	culture?
10
End	of	Lesson
We	Hope	You	Enjoyed	It!
© 2016	SkimaTalk,	Inc.

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