Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Q. Why is it important t apply ‘PACC’ when communing in different social situations?

A. We need to use a proper tone and register when addressing different people. When we address adults, we should talk politely and not rudely. But when we address our friends, we can be informal and talk normally.

Q. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about  a controversial topic, while you hold an opposite view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

A. I would use a polite tone and talk in a formal way, and not rudely. 

Q. What are the possible repercussions of the tone & register were used wrongly?

A. People might get angry if you use a informal register during a meeting which is supposed to be formal. People might also be angry if you use a happy tone during sad times. One example of this is when a person dies, you use a happy tone to talk.

1 comment:

  1. 1) It is important PACC because the register ( formal/informal ) will depend on the audience. Tone's depend on purpose and context. So, we will not be able to communicate effectively.

    2) If I oppose a certain view, then I must let the class know in a polite manner. The register needs to be formal and tone should be polite and respectful and not not offending or demeaning. For content, phrases like " I bet to differ, in my humble opinion, etc. made use.

    3) If tone and register are used wrongly, then the end result of the discussion will be disastrous. We need to keep in mind that even though we hold a different opinion, we need to be polite yet form. We cannot hurt or demean others, in this case our friends. This in turn will damage relationships.

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