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So verbal communication is all about the words that you say, write and read. And it's easy to get this wrong.

Most misunderstandings happen because people use the wrong word or mispronounce particular sounds. We then think that they mean one thing when, in fact, they mean something else.

ACTIVITY
Maralde and Emma have had some language misunderstandings. As you listen to them explain, try to answer these questions:

What was the name of Maralde's t-shirt and what did it mean in French? What were the two words that Emma mixed up?

Maralde and Emma
Read the transcript
Check your answers


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IN LANGUAGE

PART 1: INTRODUCTION
PART 2: MISUNDERSTANDINGS
PART 3: ACCENTS
PART 4: TONE, VOLUME AND STRESS
PART 5: RICHARD'S TIP & USEFUL LINKS
PART 6: USEFUL VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Link to the general unit
Link to the unit on language
Link to the unit on body language
Link to the unit on time
Link to the unit on status
Link to the unit on relationships
Link to Federico's page
Link to Adam's page
Link to Maralde's page
Link to Chris's page
Link to Andre's page
Link to Richard, the cross-cultural expert's page
Link to the sitemap
FEDERICO
FEDERICO
ADAM
ADAM
MARALDE
MARALDE
CHRIS
CHRIS
ANDRE
ANDRE
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT
RICHARD COOK,
EXPERT