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

Listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Interesting exercise!
It could be helpful to have a vocabulary summary for each podcast.

 Hi Malpernia

That's a good idea. We normally like to use vocabulary matching exercises as preparation tasks but where there's no vocabulary exercise, we could have summaries instead.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass it on and see if I can add them to professional podcasts in the future.

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

 Podcast on EQ is excellent.

I agree with the coment submitted by Malpernia.
In fact, sometimes there are expressions/phrasal verbs that do not appear in the Cambridge Dictionary: i.e to rub off in this podcast.
Anyway, the Web is excelent! Congratulations!

Thank you very much for this listening on 'emotional intelligence'. It's just what my Adult learners and I have been discussing and will be very useful to listen to today.
Thank you, and best wishes

Thanks for the lessons. They are all intereting.

Hello I'd like to ask about meaning of a word of emotional intelligent lecture. What does it mean in a given context "invalidate". Thank you.

Hi Mabool

In this lecture, the speaker describes everybody's emotional responses as equally valid. If we criticise or deny people's emotional reactions, we 'invalidate' them. For example, if I play a trick on my friend that I think is very funny. If my friend gets upset and I think his emotional response is not right, I am invalidating his emotional response.

I think that's what it means.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for your's very useful for me.Thanks !!^^

thank you for this recording and it could be better if you add an exercise of filling the gaps to test our listening skill especially for the words that may sound new or difficult to pronounce.