Face-to-Face Communication


After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, E-mail, or telephone calls. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
    • What are the benefits of having face-to-face communication?
    • What are the benefits of having communication by other means?
    • Which one do you prefer to utilize the most?


Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
e-mail (n) messages distributed through electronic means
Did you get my e-mail from yesterday about the party?
correspondence (n) exchanged letters
My grandmother preferred to save correspondence letters in her drawer.
digital (adj) relating or storing data
What kind of digital communication do you use?
verbal (adj) relating to or in the form of words
She preferred verbal over written communication.
announce (v) make a declaration
The speaker announced that the show was about to begin.
text (v) send a text message to someone
She told me she would text me when she was done with work.
take notice of (expression) listen, pay attention
She could take notice of all the minor changes that had occurred in the room.
pass on (expression) relay a message
Could you pass on this message to my sister?
rattle off (expression) list off things quickly
She could rattle off the capitals of all the states.
keep someone posted (expression) update and inform someone of changing plans
He asked her to keep him posted about whether the event was still going on.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
― George Bernard Shaw


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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