You know the words, you understand the accents and yet… and yet there's another difficulty with
No one speaks in exactly the same way or with the same style. And across cultures, the ways that people speak can vary
To help make yourself understood you need to find out how a particular culture uses language. Getting it
wrong can create very unexpected problems.
Listen to psychologist Petruska Clarkson. What is the main thing that she says people get wrong when using language in a new culture?
Read the transcript
Check your answers
On the next page, hear some advice from Richard Cook.
TONE, VOLUME, STRESS: PAGE 1 OF 2 NEXT
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