BBC 6 Min. English

Chatting to new people

강다방 2020. 2. 11. 14:52




BBC Learning English
6 Minute English
Chatting to new people
(Episode 191212 / 12 Dec 2019)


BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Chatting to new people

Anxious about talking to people you don't know? Listen to what a social psychologist has to say about it.



미국·영국 [ˈtʃæti]
[형용사] 1. 수다스러운, 재잘거리는   2. (문체가) 격식을 차리지 않는, 친근한 어조의
Now, Georgina, you’re a chatty, sociable kind of person, aren’t you?


미국식 [-wərd] 영국식 [ˈɔːkwəd]
[형용사] 1. (기분이) 어색한   2. (처리하기) 곤란한   3. 불편한
We rarely reach out and talk to them because we fear it would make us both feel uncomfortable – or awkward.


미국식 영국식 [ˌʌndərˈestɪmeɪt]
think that something is smaller or less important than it really is
[동사, 명사] 1.(비용규모 등을) 너무 적게 잡다   2.(사람을) 과소평가하다   3.(비용규모 등을) 너무 적게 잡음, 과소평가
We kind of underestimate, we have this negative voice in our head that's telling us "I shouldn't have said that, why did I do that?


미국·영국 [ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt]
guessing or expecting a certain outcome
[동사] 1. 예상하다   2. (대책을 세우기 위해) 예측하다   3. 기대하다, 고대하다
And they’re probably… they might be anticipating that they won't have a positive conversation and then they do.


미국식 영국식 [ˈfæsɪneɪtɪŋ]
[형용사] 대단히 흥미로운, 매력적인
Fascinating stuff.


pluck up the courage
to force yourself to do something that you’re scared or nervous about
용기를 내다
Another reason why you should pluck up the courage to talk to strangers is that it’s good for our health!



미국·영국 [plʌk]
[동사, 명사] 1.(머리카락눈썹 등을) 뽑다   2.(요리하기 위해 닭 등의) 털을 뽑다   3.용기, 결단



미국·영국 [kəˈnekt] 

start or have a good relationship with someone

[동사] 1.잇다, 연결하다; 이어지다, 연결되다   2.(전원·가스·수도 등을) 연결하다   3.(인터넷이나 네트워크에) 접속하다
We may often underestimate the positive impact of connecting with others for both our own and others' wellbeing.



미국·영국 [muːd] 

the way we feel

[명사] 1. 기분   2. 기분이 안 좋은 때   3. 분위기
So people are in a better mood after they reach out and have a conversation.


미국식 [-vɜːrt] 영국식 [ˈɪntrəvɜːt]
[명사] person who prefers to spend time on their own 
내성적인 사람
And even if we’re an introvert – a person who prefers to be alone rather than with other people - experiments have shown that talking to others can make us happier.


미국식 [ˌɑːbsəˈliːt] 영국식 [ˈɒbsəliːt]
[형용사] 더 이상 쓸모가 없는, 한물간, 구식의
there are an estimated 171,146 words currently in use in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary –plus many more obsolete words.






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