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    Vocabulary: listening and discussing

    "The Human Cub" learns by imitating... At best, he keeps listening (a voluntary action), at worst, he hears (involuntary action) what is said around him. Then the baby tries to repeat, and repeat again, sometimes making funny involuntary "words of children". Therefore, repetition is a fundamental process which should be encouraged. Then, this leads to the individual elaboration of opinions, and to real and genuine communication. 





    Listen very well to what is said around you!  Do not hesitate to repeat, again and again, (words and expressions in context) if you want to remember them.  



        Lend me your ears!                                                  

        (Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.)


     To listen to somebody To tell somebody about something                           

     To discuss something with somebody                        

     To talk something over with somebody 

     To speak to somebody about stg

     To talk to somebody about stg



    To tell a story                                            He's listening to music...

     A discussion of/ about  A topic
     A subject/ a topic A question/ an issue 

     The matter in hand 

     The point at issue 

     The discussion centred on (GB)

     The discussion centered on (US)                              

     To come to the point  To stick to the point
     To digress/ a digression                                                       A talk/ a conversation 
     A discussion  An interview
     A face to face encounter   A debate on/ about// to debate 
     To debate something with somebody                               Debatable 



     To contribute to

     To take part in

     To butt in 
     To intervene in/ an intervention                         To interrupt/ an interruption 
     To exchange views on stg An opinion on/ of/ about
     To form an opinion  To share sb's view on stg
     A matter of opinion 

     To change one's mind on/ about                           

     To have a change of heart

     To change one's opinion  To have a good/ bad opinion 
     To believe To challenge 

     To disagree with somebody about 


     To take issue with sb on stg 
     To retort  To come to a compromise 



                                                                        To weigh the pros and cons...


     Against              In favour of                                                                 
     The pros and cons                                            To take sides with                            
     To side with sb on stg                  To change sides  
     Uncompromising  A noisy discussion
     Behind closed doors  A heated discussion




    EXPRESSIONS to remember and use:

    - What are your feelings about...? 

    - My personal opinion is .../ Personally, I believe...  

    - In my opinion, .../ As I see it, .../ To my mind, .../

    - From my point of view... 

    - As far as I'm concerned... 

    - It seems to me that...

    - It would appear that... 

    - Let's suppose that.../ Let's assume that... 

    - You have a point there.../ That's a valid point! 

    - First..., second..., last...

    - On the one hand... on the second hand... 

    - Finally, / To summarise... 

    - I can't agree with that...

    - I beg to differ... 

    - You're utterly mistaken... 

    - He will not hear of it... 


    The expressions given above won't all have the same importance for you. You simply have to pick those you think you'll need, and use them as well as you can.

    May the FORCE be with you!  


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    1. 'You’re totally free to do what you fancy. The way you’ll react is simply .'

    2. Though I’m trying hard, fundamentally, I him from beginning to end.

    3. 'I’m old enough to decide for myself... Stop wanting to control me!', the teenager his mother...

    4. Before making this difficult choice, you’ll have to weigh very carefully.

    5. 'He should be respected for his honesty and sense of justice.'

    6. 'Of course not, you can’t in the middle of the battle. It’s too late!'

    7. 'You can choose to go by train. , I’ll drive my father’s car.'

    8. 'You may keep explaining, what you’re saying about him.'

    9. 'Sorry to contradict you, but I really think .'

    10. On the one hand, I’m tempted to listen to his advice, but , I suppose he’s wrong!

    11. 'I’d really like to gender equality with him. I really consider him an MCP!'(Male Chauvinistic Pig)

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