People skills

Do you know the English expression “people skills“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Roberta: What qualities must a salesperson have?

Diane: He or she must be confident, intelligent, and have good people skills. The last one is important, because he or she must talk to many people.

Does it mean:

a) the ability to communicate well

b) the ability to get someone to buy something

c) the ability to annoy someone

d) the ability to meet many people

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) the ability to communicate well

Mishap

Do you know the English noun “mishap“? (Pronounced “mis-hap”). Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jemma: How was the soccer tournament?

Nellie: It was a success. There were no mishaps.

Does it mean:

a) bad event or accident

b) good event

c) fight

d) argument

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Answer: a) bad event or accident

Abrasive

Do you know the English adjective “abrasive“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lisa: What do you think of the new guy in the office?

Henry: I’ve only spoken to him once and he was abrasive. I wonder if he is just shy and nervous. I hope he changes his attitude.

Does it mean:

a) kind

b) rude and unfriendly

c) polite and friendly

d) nervous

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Answer: b) rude and unfriendly

Ponder

Do you know the verb “to ponder“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Eve: Are you OK? You are very quiet today.

Tracey: I’m just pondering what the boss said to me yesterday.

Does it mean:

a) to think carefully about something

b) to be angry about something

c) to be upset about something

d) to write about something

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: a) to think carefully about something

Idyllic

Do you know the adjective “idyllic“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lily: How was your camping trip?

Ben: Oh it was wonderful. The campsite was idyllic. The air was so fresh, and the scenery was beautiful.

Does it mean:

a) very pleasant

b) very urban

c) very dirty

d) very cheap

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Answer: a) very pleasant

Nonchalant

Do you know the adjective “nonchalant“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Karen: How did Harry react when he found out he had failed the university entrance exam?

Gloria: He was nonchalant about it. He just said “never mind” and started playing a computer game.

Does it mean:

a) upset

b) angry

c) frustrated

d) cool and calm

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) cool and calm