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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #125452: Vocabulary: communication
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    Vocabulary: communication


    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 
     Talkative/ chatty  garrulous 
     Eloquent  eloquence

     

     

          

    To chatter                                                           I can't defend my behaviour... 

     

    SOME EXPRESSIONS: 

    - 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

     

     Shy  shyness 
     To be embarrassed                            embarrassment 
     Stilted  formal/ informal  
     An insult abuse (singular)                                
     Insulting  abusive 
     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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