How to fight or have an argument in a matured way?

source: Skillopedia - Skills for the real world!      2016年7月31日
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Keep it private
Ensure that you don’t fight in front of people who aren’t relevant to the topic that you are arguing about. When a couple fights in front of their children, it’s not a very good idea. If you have a minor disagreement with a work colleague, you don’t have to express your dissatisfaction in front of a new employee.

Be specific
Don’t indulge in vague complaints. Say exactly what you aren’t very happy about. If you have an issue with the tardiness of an employee, let him know about that in exact words. If you put your point across very specifically, you also give the other person a chance to improve their behavior and let them know what is bothering you.

Don’t generalize
Generalizing in an argument or a fight is using words like “never” and “always” when accusing someone of anything. Statements like “you never help me”, “you always do it wrong” show that you don’t trust the other person. In fact, these kind of statements are also very discouraging and don’t give them an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.

Be relevant
Always deal with the topic at hand. Don’t talk about past mistakes and make the argument more dramatic. That way you can deal with problems more effectively and also help the other person improve whatever wrong he/she is doing.

No personal attacks
Refrain from making personal comments to hurt the person you are arguing with. If you do, you may lose your relationship with your friend, spouse or work colleague forever.

Remain calm
Take a time out to remain calm even when you are fighting. If you do this, people will take you more seriously and people will understand your view better. To remain calm you can go for a walk, write in a journal or do whatever it takes to maintain a certain level of peace even i the midst of all the anger and bitterness.

Set a time limit
Your disagreement doesn’t have to get over in a day or a week. It may take time and that’s okay. Don’t make yourself feel bad about it. It does take time for two people to understand each other’s views or opinions.

SAT Vocabulary 35

source: Catlin Tucker    2016年2月11日
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Vowel Pronunciation - A & O

source: EnglishLessons4U 2013年1月21日 Learn the difference in pronunciation between A and O vowel sounds in English. Hear the difference between words like cat, sack, and caps, and words like cot, sock, and cops. If you know the International Phonetic Alphabet, the sounds I'll be teaching in this lesson are æ and ɑ. If you don't know the IPA, don't worry!

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source: Crown Academy of English     2015年10月26日


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Accent Training lesson 07: /æ/ as in Fast

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2013年2月20日
Accent Training lesson 07 : /æ/ as in last.
Lips: Your lips remain Open, but are not rounded.
Tongue: The tongue is Lowest of all the front vowels. The tongue lies flat on the floor of the mouth.

Common Spelling Patterns for /æ/
a : Grandmother, Tally, Answer, Last, Fast,
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Talking About Cricket Match - Sports vocabulary

source: Twominute English     2014年2月15日
Many of us love watching cricket. The fun and excitement the game carries is immeasurable. But, the most interesting part of watching this game is the chance to analyze and predict the results that usually change with each passing ball. Let's find out how to discuss cricket with your mates.
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0:12 Hello dear viewer!
0:14 Many of us love to watch a cricket match and analyse it with our friends, neighbours and relatives.
0:19 Talking with someone about the match makes the act of watching the game more interesting.
0:24 I can see that you agree with me on this one!
0:27 This lesson will show you through sample conversations,
0:30 some discussions about a cricket match in English.
0:33 Do listen to them all, and also make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end.
0:39 Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the dialogue anytime you want.
0:45 Let’s get started now!!
0:52 Hey buddy! Any plans for the evening?
0:54 Tonight I’m going to be glued to my Tv. I’m gonna watch the IPL.
1:00 IPL? Has the season started already?
1:03 Not yet! The first match will be played today.
1:05 Rajasthan Royals will face the Delhi Daredevils.
1:09 Awesome! Then I’ll join you in the evening. We’ll see the match together.
1:13 Great idea!
1:21 Tell me you didn’t miss yesterday’s match!
1:24 I wouldn’t miss it! Gosh, it was so heart wrenching!
1:28 I have never seen such an exciting match before!
1:31I cannot forget the last shot by Gayle! It was one of the best shots ever!
1:37 And Michael Clarke was at the top of his game! He made all the difference.
1:43 Absolutely! He was playing like if he were immortal.
1:46 Couldn’t agree more bro!
1:54 What are you doing tonight?
1:55 Nothing planned. What about you?
1:58 Well...I’ve got two tickets for The India v/s Australia match. What do you say?
2:03 Gosh! I'm a die hard fan of George Bailey. I just love to watch him play.
2:09 Oh man! What’s wrong with you girls?
2:11 Why do you always enjoy watching cricketers more than you enjoy watching cricket itself?
2:16 Say what? Yes, I admire a guy who can play well. What’s wrong with that?
2:22 Just be ready by 5!
2:30 So what do you think? Who’s gonna win the match?
2:33 England seems to have good chances.
2:35 I agree. I guess Australia can make it, if bowlers start pushing it.
2:40 Yeah. Australia right now is totally dependent on the bowlers.
2:44 If they are able to take 2 more wickets in the next 3 overs, they may have a good chance to win.
2:50 Let’s see what happens. I’m not taking any sides for now.
3:03 Indian Premier League holds league cricket matches every year.
3:07 inviting best players from all over the world to come and compete.
3:15 Very emotional happening. We use this phrase to express strong emotions.
3:24 It means unbeatable. As if no one can stop the person from doing what he is doing.
3:35 v/s is pronounced as versus. It means against and in contrast with.
3:41 Example: When’s the India v/s Srilanka game scheduled?
3:49 When we don’t want to support or oppose. It’s about remaining neutral.
3:55 Thank you for watching this lesson.
3:57 We’ll be back with a new lesson tomorrow.
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