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What are communication skills?

what are communication skills and what do you hope to learn this week?

Watch the video of Monica and Marie Therese talking about communication skills and make some notes to answer these questions:

  • What are the four communications skills?
  • What different things did Monica and Marie Therese read on the day they were filmed?
  • What do they say about the way we read and listen to different things?
  • What do they say about speaking and writing?
  • What do they say about helping learners to read and listen more effectively?
  • You can check your answers by looking at the transcript and reading the summary in the pdf here or attached below.


    Reading and listening are often grouped together, and speaking and writing are grouped together. Why do you think they are grouped this way? In the comments, write your ideas and read other people’s ideas. We’ll talk about this in the next step.

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