I’ve never had trouble expressing a problem verbally but it is sometimes tricky to keep the focus on that main issue. In this post, we will be looking at phrases that we can use to present the main problem and alternative expressions that can keep us focused on that topic. Getting sidetracked is very common in discussions. Learning how to politely stop digressions from happening is the sign of a person who has focus and determination, which are good qualities to have in situations like these.. It can be a real challenge and it takes a lot of skill. Be careful not to respond impolitely in the process …just stick to your guns & I am sure everyone will benefit in the end!
Expressing a Problem:
When you start speaking about the main topic at hand (e.g. Oranges ) and someone brings up another issue (e.g. Apples), it’s your job to get the discussion back on track. Here are a few expressions that can help you:
Listen to the podcast and repeat after the speaker. Concentrate on articulating at first. Then, listen again to work on speed of delivery.
Use these sentences in role-plays with your classmates or your teacher. Set the scene, plan a short dialogue & use the expressions in context. If you are not following a class at the moment, then simply record your voice while reading the phrases. Self-awareness is one of the biggest learning tools we have.
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