ESP002. Conversation Skills_ A quick & easy way to make people understand you
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“I’m sorry. I don’t understand.” Does this sound familiar? It is frustrating when people don’t understand you. In this video, you will learn an easy and quick tip that can improve your conversation skills even if you have a very strong accent or you are having trouble communicating with others. I will teach you how to introduce the topic of the conversation, also called the main idea. By just following this simple advice, people will understand more of what you say!
Let’s test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
1. Fiona has a strong accent, and people say they have trouble understanding her. To improve her communication, she should...
2. 'Stressing' topic words can help the listener's understanding. What does "stress" mean in this context?
3. Jose has a strong accent. Jose is talking to Dan, but Dan does not understand Jose. What can help their conversation continue?
4. What is a good way to introduce the topic of your favorite restaurant?
5. Kim has difficulty with English pronunciation. Kim asks Harry, "What time does the last bus leave the station?" Harry says, "I'm sorry. I didn't understand you."
6. Alvaro often changes topics quickly. His listener has no idea the topic has changed and gets confused. To help communication, Alvaro can...
7. "I'd like to talk about my hometown." What does the d in "I'd" stand for?
8. Frankie says, "I'm sorry. I don't understand what you're saying." Peter replies "_________"
9. Which of the following is not a way to introduce a topic?
10. Which of the following is an example of a topic word?
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