Words of Topic: Conversation

Word group for topic: Conversation, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Conversation
lecturer  Speak
n.
someone who teaches at a college or university
He became a popular university lecturer and teacher.
impress  Speak
v.
to cause someone to feel admiration or respect
The way he spoke really impressed me.
admit  Speak
v.
to agree that something is true, especially unwillingly
I admit it makes no sense but it sounded good at the moment.
motivate  Speak
v.
to make someone want to do something well
Teaching is all about motivating people to learn.
creative  Speak
a.
describing or explaining things in unusual ways
They used rather creative methods to encourage us to talk.
effective  Speak
a.
successful or achieving the results that you want
She's a very effective teacher.
monopolize  Speak
v.
to have or take complete control of something so that others are prevented from sharing it
She has a habit of monopolizing the conversation.
anxiety  Speak
a.
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease
Most people experience some level of speech anxiety when they have to speak in front of a group.
nearly  Speak
adv.
very close to; almost
Nearly everyone gets nervous when they have to give a speech or a presentation, even experienced speakers.
utmost  Speak
a.
greatest; most extreme
Public speaking has always been one of the utmost challenges for anyone, especially those lacking practices.
enhance  Speak
v.
to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something
The speakers have simply learned how to handle their anxiety and use it to enhance their performance.
captivating  Speak
a.
taking all your attention; very attractive and interesting
Her voice was absolutely captivating.
suffer  Speak
v.
to experience physical or mental pain
Presenters may suffer from the pressure of perfecting every detail.
judgmental  Speak
a.
judging people and criticizing them too quickly
You must try not to be so judgmental about people.
aspersion  Speak
n.
an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something
People are judgmental creatures and sometimes can cast aspersions on almost everything.
devote  Speak
v.
give all or a large part of one's time or resources to
Some people will not devote time to improving their public speaking skills as they think this is a natural skill.
prepare  Speak
v.
make (something) ready for use or consideration
The best way to overcome anxiety is to prepare, prepare, and prepare some more.
material  Speak
n.
facts, information, or ideas for use in creating a book or other work
Once you have become comfortable with the material, practice — a lot.
critique  Speak
v.
to give an opinion or judgment about a piece of work, book, film, etc.
Videotape yourself, or get a friend to critique your performance.
intend  Speak
v.
to have as a plan or purpose
Before you begin to craft your message, consider who the message is intended for.
audience  Speak
n.
the group of people together in one place to watch or listen to a play, film, someone speaking, etc.
Your speech is about your audience, not you.
grab  Speak
v.
to take hold of something or someone suddenly and roughly
Make sure to grab the audience's attention in the first 30 seconds.
maintain  Speak
v.
cause or enable to continue
By maintaining eye contact with the audience, you keep the focus on yourself and your message.
entirely  Speak
adv.
completely
You may not be able to shake your nerves entirely, but you can learn to minimize them.
ignoring  Speak
v.
to give no attention to something or someone
The mayor ignored the hecklers and went on with her speech.
pretend  Speak
v.
speak and act to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not
I closed my eyes and pretended I was asleep.
attentive  Speak
a.
paying close attention to something
The vast majority of the attentive audience applauded these sentiments.
empathic  Speak
a.
showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another
The main component to being an empathic listener is identifying with the other person's emotional experience.
emotionally  Speak
adv.
in a way that relates to the emotions
If someone is sharing something emotionally important with you, it's likely because they trust your judgment and experience.
rephrase  Speak
v.
to say or write something again in a different and usually clearer way
Rephrase the statement so that it is clear.
reflect  Speak
v.
to think carefully
She felt she needed time to reflect on what to do next.
mimic  Speak
v.
to copy the way someone speaks and moves
She was mimicking the various people in our office.