READING COMPREHENSION-2

1.Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:

  1. It is rare to find someone with a good technical and communication skills. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge , evaluate ,promote or block you based on your communication skills. Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicator and adopts their styles and traits- in written and verbal forms. The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction is another secret recipe. Develop subconscious habits of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause.
  2. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say. As your career develops, you will realize that the wise speak less. Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors are acceptable between friends, but they should be seriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors. Avoid any communication is an emotional state when you might say things you will regret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life. Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens, you should immediately apologize, else it may haunt your life.
  3. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast . since our minds are working faster than our speech ,we are inclined to speak fast. This does not necessarily mean that the person hearing it will get it any faster. On the contrary ,it is always the reverse  . So slow down , think before speak .  when I get ready to speak to people , Abraham Lincoln said , spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking what to say . Adding humour and wit is also essential . but realise that not all jokes are funny and observe certain boundaries . never  say anything that could offend .  Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can , to be witty.
  1. Why is it necessary to have good communication skills ?
  2. How can communication skills be developed?
  3. What according to the writer should be avoided while communicating?
  4. Why should be careful when you tend to be humorous?
  5. How can get far ahead of our colleagues ?
  6. What subconscious habit should you develop?
  7. Find a word which means appraise?  (Para 1)   
  8. Which word means charecteristic? (Para 1)

ANSWER KEY:

1.You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge , evaluate ,promote or block you based on your communication skills

2.Since habits form by repeating both good and bad forms of communication, learn to observe great communicator and adopts their styles and traits- in written and verbal forms. The art of listening and learning from each and every interaction is another secret recipe. Develop and subconscious habits of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause.

3.Poorly constructed e-mails with grammatical errors

4. They may offend the listners

5. You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine good technical and communication skills early in your career.

6.Develop subconscious habits of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause.

7. evaluate

8. trait

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