Listen to an extract from a lecture on emotional intelligence given by a professor at a business school.

Professionals Podcasts - Emotional intelligence


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I repeated the podcast for many times and couldn,t hear ( at)
Now let's take a look
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Hello Khaled v,

Yes, it's not easy to hear, but I hear it. If you think of the word 'look' as being the word 'lookit', that might help -- it's as if 'at' is pronounced as an ending on the word 'look' here.

It's great that you noticed this, because it really shows how lightly unstressed syllables can be pronounced in English!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I learned more than language from this audio.
It helps me control my emotion and directs my interpersonal relationship with people arround me in a general way.
Actually, things I learned from this audio bettered my relation with my wife. When I stopped acusing and blaming, and looked to problem with myself, she started talking nicely to me. /Smile/.
B.C. English Team, Thank you very much! /Applause/../Flowers/

Hello Peterkuo,

Thanks again -- you've made us smile!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I agree that avoiding people who absorbs our positive energy is so important for our Psychological health

Does " rub off " mean inspire? Please help me to understand?


Yes, that's the idea -- see the Cambridge Dictionary definition for more and an example. Please note that it is not an exacty synonym, but yes, that's the idea.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like your essay every much. This really attract me. Could you give me link of an article talking about this subject widely, pleae?

Hello cheristine,

I'm afraid we don't have anything else on this topic that I could suggest. However, I'm sure you could find more information on the topic by searching the internet for 'emotional intelligence'. It is a controversial area, however, in which the quality of the research is often questionable.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thanks for all good efforts you are paying here. i have one suggestion, it will more educational if there is a student score register for each task he takes, thanks