Giving and Receiving Instructions

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When giving and receiving instructions it is important to be as clear as one can be. Good diction is essential but intonation can also helps us guide our listener in the right direction.

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When I was a tecnical suport agent, I gave instructions all the time, now that I鈥檓 trainer, I have to receive instructions from my boss.

I often give instructions to my brothers to clean out the house but I use a rising tone like asking and not sounding like an order for them.

How often do you give instructions to others? Do you use a falling or a rising tone?

  • I give instructions to some of my co-workers, because in my case I design the protection and control part for the electrical substations, so I have to be clear about what is needed in the drawings, so, I used to use a falling tone with them, however, if they ask me about something I鈥檓 not sure, and I have to think about it I use a rising tone, or if they had doubts they also use rising tones.
    How often do you receive instructions from others? Do they use a falling or a rising tone?
    I received instructions from others not very often, but when I get them, they use falling tones, if they are not sure about something and they want my explanation, they use a rising tone. Or if they want to confirm something, they use a fall-rise tone.
  • How often do you give instructions to others? Do you use a falling or a rising tone?
    I have to be honest, until these pronunciation courses I only got in mind a rising tone, I think it鈥檚 something cultural, and obviously, I communicate to others through a rising tone always.

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  • How often do you receive instructions from others? Do they use a falling or a rising tone?
    As I answer the previous question: 隆Rising tone for everything! by Latam Cultural Beliefs. 馃樁

I casually use rising tone, same when I receive instructions from others.

I think I use a rising tone most of the times鈥︷煒

to be honest, iam a rise tone person

I鈥檒l be honest I always use a rising tone