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Test your understanding of this English lesson

Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
You are arguing over money with your spouse, and you use the "twist" persuasive device. You say:

You are at a work party, and your boss shows you pictures of her handmade jewellery. You say, "Wow! That is beautiful. You are so talented."
Which persuasive device is this?

At the fast food restaurant, a customer checks her order and realizes there's been a mistake. She says, "I'd like to speak to the manager."
Which persuasive device is this?

You are having a debate over politics online. Someone replies to your comment with, "You don't know what you're talking about." You want to reply using a rhetorical question. You write:

You use the "guilt" persuasion device to ask your kids to leave you alone to rest. You say:

You want to convince your husband to be more active. You say, "Exercise is healthy, positive, and fun."
Which persuasive device is this?

Your friend tells you, "McDonald's sells 75 burgers per second."
Which persuasive device is this?

When you ask someone to try to understand your point of view, you are using the __________ persuasive device.

When you try to get someone to feel sorry for you, you are using the ____________ persuasive device.

The "shock" persuasive device uses the element of ____________.


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23 Comments on “English Conversation Skills: 12 methods to persuade and convince people”


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Why I can’t see the videos? I’m so angry and sad 😔 Is here anyone can help me? Please 🌸

Saturday, August 10th 2019

    Hi, Reyhaneh. All our videos are hosted on YouTube, which may be blocked where you live. If you can’t see any other YouTube videos, that is probably the reason.

    Tuesday, August 13th 2019

      I think that Reyhaneh used the argument “emotive” for persuasive you to help him.

      Wednesday, August 14th 2019

        😮️ Oh my god, you’re right.

        Saturday, August 17th 2019

Thank you, Benjamin, it’s an amazing, informative and very useful lesson.

Saturday, August 10th 2019

Thank you, Benjamin, for a great lesson. I learned not only new english words and rules but I improve some communication skills too.

Saturday, August 10th 2019

I’m sure that you know how it can be difficult to learn a new language. But what you don’t know that I’m your son. Yes, it’s true, my brothers recently told me about it. Oh, they’re your sons, too. There’re ten of them. I know, I know, you haven’t known about it, but I couldn’t sleep after they told me the truth. I don’t what to do and how to live. I hope that you’ll write me a little message here to know that I’m not alone. You’re a kind and responsible person! If you don’t answer me, I’ll talk to your family. It makes you feel miserable, guilty, heartbroken. You don’t want it, do you? I’m begging you! Please, please answer me. If you answer me, you’re going to feel for 5% better according to the recent research.

Sunday, August 11th 2019

Wow! Useful.

Sunday, August 11th 2019

Initially I got the quiz very tough ,but surprisingly I got 90℅ . I found the lesson unusual but indeed so effective and useful. Thank you so much Benjamin! <3

Sunday, August 11th 2019

I hope you don’t mind if I ask an unrelated question!
Can I translate “YOU” in the following sentence as an “impersonal YOU”?

“You could not live with your own failure.”

Sunday, August 11th 2019

I’ve got 5/10

Sunday, August 11th 2019

Thanks Benjamin! Good lesson.

Sunday, August 11th 2019

10/10 – i’m shocked

Monday, August 12th 2019

Thank you a lot!

Monday, August 12th 2019

Tha
nks

Monday, August 12th 2019

I got 6/10, I wrong something, especial at guilt device and deal device. if you don’t mind please explain for me. Thank you

Monday, August 12th 2019

Does “surely” always have to be there in a rhetorical question?

Tuesday, August 13th 2019

Thanku, very helpful :)

Tuesday, August 13th 2019

i got 9/10!

Tuesday, August 13th 2019

where is the next lecture, please?

Wednesday, August 14th 2019

you are good

Friday, August 16th 2019

Thanks Benjamin!

Saturday, August 17th 2019
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