How to talk about politics 101 – Al Jazeera english
Analysing the latest news in politics and the wider world is hard work.
But what can you do when you don’t have time to read a newspaper?
We have assembled the top 20 words that will help you to talk your way through politics and beyond.1.
“I am trying to figure out if I can talk about it.”
“I feel that I need to talk to someone and make a decision, not to go on and on about what I’m thinking.
I need someone to tell me how I can move forward.”2.
The words “can I” and “I am tryin to figure it out” have become increasingly common in recent years, but how can you say “can i” and not “I think” or “I can?”3.
Do you feel like you have a “can’t” in your vocabulary?
In a conversation with a colleague, it might seem like you are giving your opinion, but you may actually be just saying that you want to “talk about it”.
Can you tell when someone is being sarcastic?
A friend or family member is trying to get you to discuss something, and you think “I really like this person” or are just being “serious” or trying to “show the other side”.
You are trying to be a better listener.
You may say “I don’t like this, but I just can’t wait to hear what you have to say”, or “If I was talking to you, I would have just said that”.8.
If you find yourself constantly asking someone “is this okay?” and “what is this?” are you making yourself sound like you don, too?9.
What if you are trying very hard to sound serious but really just want to be heard?
Your friend or colleague is trying very, very hard not to look bored.
They might say “is that ok?”, “are you okay?”, or “you look like you want it”.
As you listen to the news, you can become more aware of the political tone of the conversation.
When a conversation is being broadcast live on TV, you might be surprised at how little people know about the political environment in the country.
Even if you don’t understand what the political leaders are saying, you still can get a feel for how they are feeling.
To get an idea of how politics in the UK has changed in the last few decades, take a look at how the numbers have changed since 2001.
How to get a sense of what it’s like to live in the 21st century?
There are some good reasons to avoid the word “can” when talking about politics.
Talk about politics, talk about something!
Ask questions about the politics of the day, not the politics themselves.
Try to talk in a casual, casual way.
It takes a lot of self-control to talk openly about politics in a relaxed manner.