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I`m sorry, I have promised to write here every day, but I haven`t done it for two days. Even if sometimes I won`t keep my promice, don`t be afraid, this diary is not abandoned, sometimes I just don`t have time for the writing.

Yesterday I`ve started another English-practising activity. I found a man with the same aim on the forum. So we speak on skype every morning about ten to fifteen minutes a day. Of course, I mean, in English. Yesterday our talk was without any special themes, we just spoke about ourselves. This morning we told about qualities of a good communicators, using the vocabulary, which was a bit new for us. There was a lot of words, but we used them all in our speech, so I am very pleased with our today online-meeting. If someone else would like to start such an activity, I can give our developments for you (we make topics with questions and useful vocebulary by ourselves - on day me, and another - him), so you won`t have to make it by yourself. Here it is:

Communication skills and qualities of the communicators.

Questions to discuss:
1) What is important for someone to be highly-assessed as a good speaker by you?
2) Do you think it is easy to communicate with you? Why?
3) What can you do to make communication with you more enjoyable?

Some useful vocabulary for the discussion:
Coherent - capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner.
Hesitant - doing something slowly or pausing before you do it, because you are nervous, embarrassed, or worried.
Responsive - readily reacting to people or events; showing emotion.
Eloquent - expressing what you mean using clear and effective language.
Inhibited - too embarrassed or not confident enough to do something.
Succinct - expressed in a very short but clear way.
Rambling - a rambling speech or piece of writing is long and confusing.
Vague - not clearly or fully explained.
Concise - expressed using only a few words, but in a way that is easy to understand.
Reluctant to speak - not willing to speak.
Eager - very keen to do something or enthusiastic about something that will happen (eager to do something/eager for something).
Clarify - to explain something more clearly so that it is easier to understand (formal).
Digress - if you digress from a subject, you start to talk or write about something else.
Engage - to attract and keep someone’s interest or attention (formal).
Maintain - to continue to say that something is true, even if other people do not believe you.
Verbally - using spoken communication rather than written communication.

@темы: topics for discussion, smth for my followers

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2015-01-30 в 17:36 

Aria1985
It's better late than never.
A very useful vocabulary indeed!
I'm not saying I've learned all the words by heart but it was very interesting to read them and their meanings.)))
Can you please post more such things?)))

2015-01-30 в 22:26 

Aria1985, Yes, really!
Of course, I will post such things several times a week :)

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2015-01-30 в 23:24 

Aria1985
It's better late than never.
K.ice, thank you!)))

     

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