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Communicating: this necessity has always been kept in the peoples' minds... If different methods have tried and will go on trying to make exchanges easier, "oral communication", SPEECH, is indispensable. It takes different forms which must be identified and if possible mastered...
To chat To gossip
|To speak to sb about sth||To address sb|
|To talk to sb about sth||To tell sth to sb|
|To say sth to sb||To listen TO sb|
|To ask a question|
To ask whether
To enquire whether
|To ask/ enquire after sb||To answer a question|
|To answer/ reply/ respond that||An answer/ a reply/ a response|
|To retort that||A retort|
When should you use "say"? When should you use "tell"? Go to ... test
|To converse with (sb about sth)||a conversation|
|A talk||a discussion|
|A chat||to chat with/ to have a chat with|
|A dialogue (British English)/ a dialog (US)||a monologue/ a monolog|
|To chatter||a chatterbox|
|To gossip with sb about sth||gossip|
|To confide in sb about sth||to joke with sb about sth|
|To buttonhole sb||small talk|
|To be articulate||loquacious|
To chatter I can't defend my behaviour...
- To start up a conversation with sb
- To have a conversation with sb about sth/ to hold a conversation with sb about sth
- To make conversation with sb
- To keep the conversation going
- I had to do all the talking
- To have a good sense of humour
- To be good at repartee
- To talk for the sake of it/ for the sake of talking
- To exchange pleasantries/ banalities
- To make remarks about it
- To have no small talk/ to have no conversation
- To have nothing to say for oneself
- To be at a loss for words
- To be tongue-tied
unable to speak; speechless or befuddled to be tongue-tied
|To be embarrassed||embarrassment|
|An insult||abuse (singular)|
|A snub||to snub somebody|
MORE EXPRESSIONS: (giving your opinion...)
- in my opinion/ in my view...
- according to him (on the report of; as stated by him)
- as far as I'm concerned
- I would like to point out that...
- I must emphasize that...(I should lay stress on...)
- I don't see what you're driving at... (: what your intentions are...)
- I get the impression that/ I feel that...
- If I may say so...
- It depends how you look at it...
You see! There are many ways to express our feelings and emotions. I'm sure you'll use the right forms quite easily: I hope so!
Thanks for working with me!
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