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Do you think sharing is a discussion?

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 4:04 pm
by (Starbucks)Seungjae Lee
This is not about conversation skills but I think it concerns the category "Interviews & other specific conversation types."
While I discuss in online(ESLgo.com), I saw many topics "which are not discussion topics."
You need to know what the discussion means in dictionary : [NOUN] If there is discussion about something, people talk about it, often in order to reach a decision.
Do you get it? Discussion is to reach a decision. But many topics in this online class are not for "discussion".
For example, "Do you have a lover?" or "Share your experience!". Do you think these topics are really discussion topics?I think we need to know the kind of conversation(대화의 성격) : Is it a discussion? Or normal chatting?

Re: Do you think sharing is a discussion?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:06 am
by Anselm Lee
A broad definition of discussion is to talk about a question or a topic in open, usually informal, manner. Reaching a decision is not an important goal for our discussion here, and I'd like you to remember that we are doing this in part to improve our language skills. So I would say yes to your question. :)