Connecting With People

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on August 28, 2022 and last updated on July 23, 2023

The topic of “Connecting With People” offers English learners a meaningful avenue to enhance language proficiency and interpersonal skills. This introduction delves into the art of communication, fostering an understanding of cultural nuances, active listening and effective expression.

By exploring various methods of connecting learners can expand their vocabulary, practice grammar structures and develop fluency.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Connecting With People Review

We’re all looking for ways to make our lives more meaningful and engaging, and there’s no better way to do that than by connecting with people. There are tons of ways to connect with people, and they don’t even have to be all that difficult. All it takes is a little bit of effort and some willingness to get out there.

In fact, there are certain activities that have been scientifically proven to help people connect and feel more connected to others. Doing activities that build connections with other people can also help improve your confidence and sense of well-being. A few examples are hiking, volunteering, playing sports or even cooking. Doing things you like that connect you with others has been shown time and time again to have a positive effect on our lives.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • willingness (noun)
  • confidently (adverb)
  • try out (phrasal verb)
  • rapport (noun)
  • positively (adverb)
  • connection (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • What activities do you do with other people?
  • How do you usually connect with new people? Do you find it easy or challenging?
  • What do you think is the best activity that connects people together?
  • Are there any activities that you think have a negative effect on your connection with others?
  • What other benefits come with doing activities that connect people together?
  • Are there any activities that you would like to try which would connect you with new people?
  • Do you think you can build a connection with people doing activities online?
  • Is it essential to share similar interests and beliefs to form strong connections with others?
  • In a multicultural society, should individuals prioritise connecting with people from their own culture or embrace diversity?
  • Is it possible to have meaningful connections with people who have different language abilities?
  • Should schools and workplaces prioritise teaching communication and interpersonal skills to foster stronger connections among individuals?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.