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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

  • I'm Feifei.

  • Rob: And I'm Rob!

  • Hey, Feifei, did you know they're looking for a new

  • team leader to manage and motivate our team?

  • Feifei: Ooo, a promotion!

  • And you think I should apply for it?

  • Rob: No, no! I was going to ask you if you think

  • I'd be good for the position?

  • Feifei: Well, you're sometimes friendly

  • and you like to chat.

  • Rob: Great. Well, the job description

  • says that they want someone with 'soft skills'

  • and that means 'the ability to communicate and work

  • well with other people'.

  • I'm basically a team player.

  • Feifei: You are a team player?

  • Well, Rob, you're certainly 'soft'

  • not very strict

  • so nobody would listen to you!

  • Rob: Well, we'll see about that.

  • We are going to hear some examples,

  • and no arguing!

  • Examples: We've got to build a team that works well

  • together, so soft skills are vital if you want to work here.

  • The recruitment company are looking for

  • someone with soft skills to fill the vacancy.

  • A positive attitude, self-confidence

  • and being a good communicator

  • are the soft skills we're looking for in this job.

  • Does that describe you?

  • Feifei: This is The English We Speak from

  • BBC Learning English

  • and we're talking about the phrase 'soft skills',

  • which describes someone's ability to communicate

  • and work well with others.

  • But, Rob, I'm still not sure if you've

  • got the soft skills for the new job.

  • Rob: Oh well! Thanks for your vote of confidence!

  • Feifei: Actually, maybe I should apply for the new job.

  • Rob: Hmmm, let's have a think about your skills

  • You're bossy. You tell people what to do.

  • You take charge.

  • They sound like 'hard skills' to me.

  • Feifei: Hard skills?!

  • It sounds like I'd be perfect for the job.

  • So, Rob,

  • pop outside the studio and make me a cup of tea.

  • Rob: Any chance to you could ask me

  • using some 'soft skills'?

  • Feifei: No, Rob. Just do it.

  • See ya!

  • Rob: Somehow I think she'd get the job!

  • Bye!

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

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What does 'soft skills' mean?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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