Read the text "Communication and socialising".
Some people are better communicators than others and this helps us to choose our jobs.
People who work alone, for example, artists or postmen, don’t need good communication skills. Musicians communicate with the other players through their music. However, workers who speak to the public all day, for example, hotel receptionists, need to enjoy meeting and helping people.
One profession that needs good communications skills (but does not always have them) is medicine. A clever doctor may not be very good at talking to his or her patients. Some teaching hospitals now train their medical students to have a good bed-side manner. This means the medical students learn to be kind and friendly when they are talking to sick people who are frightened or unhappy.
Another profession that needs good communication skills is the police force. The police learn to look carefully at faces and bodies so they can ‘read’ if a person is dangerous or not telling the truth.
Write true or false:
1. People who work with other people, for example, artists or postmen, don’t need good communication skills.
2. A clever doctor may not be very good at talking to his or her patients.
3. The police learn to look carefully at faces and bodies.