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Learn to Say No:
Refusing and Disagreeing in an Appropriate Manner

In our daily life, it is inevitable to encounter moments when we have to reject or disagree with others. However, simply saying “No” may hurt our relationship with them. In order to show our politeness, there are some language strategies we can use to turn down someone’s request without being offensive.


The activity aims at exploring the following issues:

  • How to refuse something skilfully
  • How to disagree with others without offending them
  • The difference between formal and informal language

Code(s) SPA-036-001
Date(s) 28 October 2019
Time 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Venue(s) Room 3301 (Lift 2)
Facilitator(s) Rachel Ho, Language Activity Officer
Duration 1.5 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 30
Eligibility All HKUST students are welcome.
HLTH1010 Course Hours Upon successful completion and satisfactory participation of the activity, you may attain up to 1.5 HLTH1010 course hours under “Wellness and Personal Enrichment” of the “Activities” module.
Registration Dates 16 - 18 October 2019

If you have any further questions, please contact us at:

E-mail: lcmip@ust.hk

Telephone:(852) 2358-7851
Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

Online Registration Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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