Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Does being sociable help you to lead a better life?







Speaking:





1.What is this research about?
2. Can talking with other people in a friendly way make it easier to solve common  life problems according to this research?
3. What does this research show? Do you agree with the finding?
4. What did the researchers examined for the study?
5.What particularly did brief conversations result in according to the study?
6.Did competitive people have the same benefits from brief conversations? Why?/Why not?
7. Is this finding limited only to executive function?
8.What was the improvement in mental function limited to? Why?
9. What is good to do before a big presentation according to the author?Can it apply to competitive organizations too?Why? Why not?

Vocabulary from the text:

make it easier / solve problems / competitive / cooperative / make friends / provide benefits /cognitive/ talking to somebody/ lead author/ forthcoming/ impact of sth. on sth./ executive function/ working memory/ self-monitoring/ suppress/ external and internal distractions/ social interaction/ short-term boost/ be comparable in/ brain games/ series of studies/ pinpoint/ engaging in/ subsequent performance/ an array of/ cognitive tasks/boost/ read sb's mind/ come about / competitive interactions / limited to / findings/ neural overlap/social-cognitive/ social pressure/ performance / cognitive flexibility / intellectual tasks/ social intelligence/general intelligence

Linking words to use:


though /even though / firstly, secondly, thirdly / to sum up/as a matter of fact/ however/ so / additionally / due to / hence / just like/ just as/ furthermore / nonetheless / as well as / nevertheless / moreover / on the other hand/ on the contrary / whereas / especially / clearly / obviously / apparently/ including / once / suddenly/ as a result / for instance / mainly / to begin / to conclude / similarly / surely/ as can be expected/ overall/ therefore / clearly / naturally / still/ yet / otherwise / for the most part/ as follows / above all / in general /

Additional vocabulary:


I'd like to add that...
What I wanted to point out....
In my opinion that is....
This research shows...
As a matter of fact this may be...
I suppose what it means is...
It proved the fact that....
There's a large evidence of...
It might be true that..
I wonder if...
I'd like to explain it in more details.
As one can conclude, this is....
You can compare it with .....


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