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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 BR/ 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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    1. In front of the audience, when he was about to tell the poem he had written, Timothy was , blushed and started crying.



    2. 'Hearing you about the new neighbours with your friends was really irritating.'



    3. 'Lucy, your school mistress has told me that you are much too in class.If you go on, you’ll be punished.'



    4. 'When I saw the present she offered me, I was so moved that I was and couldn’t even utter 'Thank you!''



    5. 'If you use language at work, you’ll never get the promotion you’re expecting.'



    6. 'When Patty started talking and talking, I immediately imagined what she , but she didn’t dare to ask frankly.'



    7. Susie is extremely shy and as she didn’t dare to say anything, I , and it was quite embarrassing.



    8. My British friend has . I think he’s very funny, but not everybody understands him.



    9. 'Yes, really, I’m sorry.I shouldn’t have done that. Really, I . I have no excuses.'



    10. 'You shouldn’t his family.He’s quite touchy about them.'












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