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Spoken and verbal expressions

Spoken and verbal expressions

Spoken and verbal expressions play a very important role in communication. To communicate effectively, one must be able to respond in a proper way. The response to a question or a statement should be such that the meaning and intent of the response is conveyed as intended. The response should be polite and not rude.

Look at the following:
• Logan: Congratulations Peter. You did really well in the exam.
• Peter: Thank you so much. (thanking)

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Exercise

Complete the given conversations with the best reply.

1.
Person 1: Many many happy returns of the day.
Person 2: __________
a. How did you know it’s my birthday?
b. You should come to the party.
c. Thank you so much.
d. Don’t mention it.

2.
Person 1: _________________
Person 2: Yes sure.
a. Why were you absent yesterday?
b. Can I use your laptop?
c. I am not coming to class tomorrow.
d. Are you alright?

3.
Person 1: __________________
Person 2: Hello! What’s his name?
a. Hi! This is my brother.
b. Hi! Do you know my brother?
c. Hello! Have you met my brother?
d. Hello! Have you seen my brother?

4.
Person 1: ______________
Person 2: Very good morning. How are you?
a. How are you, Sir?
b. Good morning, Sir.
c. Hello Sir. How are you?
d. Sir, will you take class today?

5.
Person 1: _________________
Person 2: Please, don’t mention.
a. I am glad you came.
b. Would you help me?
c. Thanks for the help.
d. It was very difficult for me.

6.
Person 1: I liked your performance. You were amazing.
Person 2: ______________
a. I know I am good at it.
b. I have worked hard for it.
c. I had been preparing for it for months.
d. Thanks for the compliment.

7.
Person1: I am getting late for office. Can I take your bike?
Person 2: _________________
a. Yes, you can’t.
b. Sure, here are the keys.
c. No, you can.
d. May be some other time.

8.
Person 1: ______________
Person 2: It’s okay. Don’t be late next time.
a. I am sorry. I am late for the meeting.
b. I am sorry. I couldn’t help you.
c. Do you need my help?
d. Why are you late?

9.
Person 1: ______________
Person 2: Sure, go ahead.
a. Would you mind helping me?
b. You can use my pen.
c. May I open the window, please?
d. Can you help me?

10.
Person 1: Would you mind if I ask you something?
Person 2: ________________.
a. Depends on what you ask.
b. Please feel free.
c. Don’t you dare?
d. I am not sure about it.

Answers

I. C
II. B
III. A
IV. B
V. C
VI. D
VII. B
VIII. A
IX. C
X. B

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