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    Anyone good at English?

    Im currently writing a personal statement. I've used the word communicate too much.

    "Through work experience, voluntary activities and retail work I have improved my ability to communicate with people from a wide range of ages and varied social backgrounds."

    How can i change this so that it's the same meaning but without the communicate. Anyone know some good synoynms? Help is appreciated. I was thinking maybe use socialise instead of communicate but i dunno.

    Im not the brightest when it comes to vocabulary, and thesaurus doesn't help much...

    23 Comments

    interact:thumbsup:

    How about using "build relationships" instead of communicate?

    Original Poster

    transit;6420744

    interact:thumbsup:



    haha, i've used that elsewhere. Thanks anyway

    Original Poster

    Evil_monkey;6420752

    How about using "build relationships" instead of communicate?



    Hmmm, you don't generally build a relationship with everyone you meet in the market lol

    transit;6420744

    interact:thumbsup:



    +1...was the first option I thought of

    connect?

    Original Poster

    I was thinking of using words like commune, or associate. But i don't know if they will work well in context

    what about interpersonal skills?

    How about "I have improved my interpersonal skills" ?

    I like "intercourse"!

    liaise

    network

    How about converse

    how about changing it to

    my work in XXXXX has given me the oppertunity to engage/encounter/work with/interact with (etc) with people from......

    instead of just communicating? surely diff people require diff ways of working...not just communicating? Just an idea

    dr_aj;6420796

    I like "intercourse"!



    made me lol :giggle:

    Original Poster

    holly100;6420801

    liaise



    I like that, sounds nice, but does it work within that sentance?

    The construction of that sentence is confused anyway hun.

    You want it to flow easily so write it as simply as possible.

    What are you actually trying to say?

    That you have developed the ability to communicate effectively with people from all social strata through experience in the workplace, voluntary activities and retail work?

    Say so then

    Send me a copy of what you're trying to put together by PM if you like and I'll go through it for you xxx

    maybe you could use empathise

    Through work experience, voluntary activities and retail work I have gained significant ability and understanding of people from a wide range of ages and varied social backgrounds."

    I don't think you need to use communicate as you say you have used it before and prehaps this above gives you more of an overall impression of understanding people.

    lil_tiger;6420772

    +1...was the first option I thought of



    :x i thought of it first:x


    :-D

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    connect

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    ClarityofMind;6420856

    The construction of that sentence is confused anyway hun. You want it to … The construction of that sentence is confused anyway hun. You want it to flow easily so write it as simply as possible. What are you actually trying to say?That you have developed the ability to communicate effectively with people from all social strata through experience in the workplace, voluntary activities and retail work?Say so then Send me a copy of what you're trying to put together by PM if you like and I'll go through it for you xxx



    ^^ do this

    Personal statement sent to your email addy.

    Hope you like it as it's past 1am for me

    Count through the words and double check it through yourself till you're happy with it.

    Good luck xxx
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