• Reading Levels 3 - 5
English | Citizenship | PSHE | Relationships and health

The art of conversation

Talk the talk: Universities are introducing activities to teach young adults how to communicate.

How do you gain the social know-how, cultural and linguistic skills to hold a good conversation? Teenagers around the world are turning up to higher education and the world of work without the basic conversation and listening skills they need to succeed. Professors say the simultaneous rise of tech and a global pandemic which forced young people indoors has created a generation of students who struggle to engage with others — especially those with different opinions. Do you agree? And if so, what can be done?

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