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Quiz: Ice breaking strategies

Everyone needs a few tricks for breaking the ice with new people, a way to start a conversation and make everyone feel included. Try our quiz and see how much you know about tried and tested strategies:
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Avoiding misunderstandings in English

Keeping in mind that all humans seem to use the three strategies we outlined above for ensuring accurate communication, it is likely that the first will present few problems for anyone using a foreign language, but the second and third do, of course, require the use of some spoken language. The third strategy, paraphrasing, will require the listener to put the information into their own words, as can be indicated by the use of phrases such as:

  • So, what you're saying is ...
  • If I've understood that correctly, you mean that ...
  • Am I right in thinking that you ...

...while the second strategy often only requires the use of a few basic questions:

  • When did all this happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Who was there?
  • What exactly do you mean by "___"?

Conclusion

Humans share more similarities than we think: we all want to be understood, so keep that in mind and do what you can to ease communication!

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