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Persuading someone to do something

In this video, Noelia tries to convince Paul to DJ at the office party. Listen to the language Noelia uses for persuading Paul to do something and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2

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I think that I´m good at persuading people to do things but in general when I wanto to persuade someone is for goods reasons.

sometimes i can persuading people to do some thing , but not usually.

Unfortunately, I am terrible at asking people to do me a favour. At first, I would think of any other possible way to find the solution, however if it is impossible to accomplish by my own I would go to ask someone. I suppose I would go around the bushes and try to find the right way and time for this person to ask for a help. And usually it ends up with a small favour from others but a big lunch from my side)))

Actually, I'm not a persuading kind of guy. Honestly, I always feel uncomfortable when I need to ask a favour. Of course, if there's nothing to do without someone's help I ask but, before that, I thought about any possibilities for doing that by myself for sure.
I know, it's okay when you ask someone to help or persuade to do something but that how I usually act.
Maybe because I can't stand the insolent persons and every time I need to persuade someone I feel a bit insolent. Even when I ask my kids helping me out a bit. Even when I'm trying to persuade them to clean up the mess they did.

Not much. I am below average on the scale of 100 when it comes to persuasion

Not too good. I really need some lessons as regards thos

Not much, I need a negociation training in this case.

I am not very able to persuade someone to do something, I don’t use to ask someone a favour, I’m ever available to help friends or colleagues.

I think I am, it all depends on the other person, if you know him or if that person knows you a lot like your sibling or couple could be harder but a colleage or sometimes a stranger or when you're trying to sell something that you really believe at, could be easier.

Well, In my point of view I'm not as good as i'd want. It means I normally try to show advantages and drawbacks about certain situation, therefore children and
teenagers understand it, as opposed to adults, even if my speach it's compelling they have their own poin of view. However, I'm learning that ability.

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