2. Discuss

a. What happens during a meeting, if…

  • two people start to talk at the same time?
  • the discussion goes off-topic?
  • someone is speaking too long?

b. Here’s a short clip from an interview with two politicians.

  • What goes wrong here?

c. Which of these verb phrases describe what the two politicians were doing?

  • Listening to each other
  • Talking over each other
  • Interrupting
  • Taking turns to speak

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