Ways to Check if the Other Person Understands You

Sematskill 51

Ways to Check if the Other Person Understands You adalah materi bahasa Inggris yang menyebutkan apakah seseorang sudah memahami apa yang kita katakan atau belum. penggunaan materi ini biasanya digunakan saat sedang berkomunikasi dengan orang lain atau juga sedang menjelaskan sesuatu hal yang penting.

adapun beberapa cara untuk memahami seseorang apakah sudah memahami apa yang kamu katakan adalah sebagai berikut.

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1. Ask for Feedback

Request the person to repeat back what you said in their own words. This helps ensure they have accurately understood your message.

  • Example: “Can you explain what I just said in your own words?”

2. Observe Nonverbal Cues

Pay attention to the person’s body language, facial expressions, and gestures. Signs of confusion, such as furrowed brows or puzzled looks, can indicate misunderstanding.

  • Signs of confusion: puzzled expressions, furrowed brows, restless behavior.
  • Signs of understanding: nodding, maintaining eye contact, relaxed facial expressions.
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3. Ask Clarifying Questions

Encourage the person to ask questions if anything is unclear.

  • Example: “Is there anything you need me to explain further?”

4. Summarize Key Points

Briefly go over the main points of the conversation and ask if they agree or if anything needs clarification.

  • Example: “So, to summarize, we are meeting at 3 PM tomorrow at the library. Does that sound right?”

5. Use Simple Language

Avoid jargon and complex language. Use simple, clear, and concise terms to make your message more understandable.

  • Example: Use straightforward sentences and avoid uncommon or specialized terms.

6. Provide Examples

Illustrate your points with examples to make abstract concepts more concrete.

  • Example: “For instance, if you follow this plan, you could save up to $200 each month.”

7. Encourage Active Participation

Engage the person in the discussion and encourage them to contribute their thoughts or ideas.

  • Example: “What do you think about this proposal?”

Additional Tips

  • Break Down Information into Smaller Parts: Deliver information in small, digestible pieces.
  • Use Visual Aids: Utilize pictures, diagrams, or charts to explain concepts.
  • Ask for Opinions or Suggestions: Invite the person to provide input to ensure they truly understand and feel involved in the discussion.

Contoh Kalimat

Berikut adalah beberapa contoh kalimat dalam bahasa Inggris tentang cara memastikan orang lain memahami Anda:

  1. Asking for Feedback:
  • “Could you please repeat what I just said in your own words?”
  • “Can you tell me what you understood from our discussion?”
  1. Observing Nonverbal Cues:
  • “I noticed you seemed a bit confused. Is there something that needs further clarification?”
  • “You look uncertain; would you like me to explain that again?”
  1. Asking Clarifying Questions:
  • “Is there anything that isn’t clear or that you’d like me to elaborate on?”
  • “Do you have any questions about what we just discussed?”
  1. Summarizing Key Points:
  • “To summarize, we will meet at 3 PM tomorrow at the library. Does that sound correct?”
  • “So, the main points are A, B, and C. Did I miss anything?”
  1. Using Simple Language:
  • “I’ll keep it simple: we need to submit the report by Friday. Is that clear?”
  • “Let me put it in simpler terms: the deadline is Friday. Any questions?”
  1. Providing Examples:
  • “For instance, if you follow this plan, you could save up to $200 each month. Does that make sense?”
  • “Imagine you’re saving $200 each month. Does that help clarify the plan?”
  1. Encouraging Active Participation:
  • “What are your thoughts on this proposal? Do you think it’s feasible?”
  • “How do you feel about this idea? Do you think it will work?”

Contoh Percakapan

Person A: Hi, everyone. I just wanted to go over the plan for our team project. We’ll meet every Monday at 10 AM to discuss our progress. Each member is responsible for completing their assigned tasks by the end of the week. Is that clear?

Person B: Yes, I think so. So, we meet on Mondays at 10 AM, and we need to finish our tasks by Friday, right?

Person A: Exactly. And if you have any issues or need help with your tasks, please let me know as soon as possible. Does that make sense?

Person C: Can you clarify what kind of tasks we are expected to complete each week?

Person A: Sure. For this week, Person B will handle the research on our main topic, Person C will create the initial draft of our report, and I’ll be responsible for coordinating our activities and ensuring we stay on track. Does everyone understand their roles?

Person B: Yes, I’ll focus on the research.

Person C: And I’ll work on the report draft. Got it.

Person A: Great. Just to summarize, we’ll meet every Monday at 10 AM, complete our tasks by Friday, and communicate any issues promptly. Any questions?

Person B: No, that sounds clear.

Person C: I’m good too. Thanks for clarifying.

Person A: Perfect. Let’s do our best and support each other. If anyone needs further explanation, feel free to reach out to me.

Latihan Soal

1. What is a good way to check if someone understands what you said?

  • A. Ignore their response
  • B. Ask them to repeat what you said in their own words
  • C. Assume they understood
  • D. Talk faster

2. Which nonverbal cue might indicate someone is confused?

  • A. Nodding their head
  • B. Smiling
  • C. Furrowing their brow
  • D. Clapping

3. How can you encourage someone to ask questions if they don’t understand?

  • A. Change the subject
  • B. Ignore them
  • C. Tell them it’s okay to ask questions
  • D. Speak more quietly

4. What should you do to make sure your instructions are clear?

  • A. Use complex language
  • B. Use simple and concise terms
  • C. Speak in a monotone voice
  • D. Use jargon and technical terms

5. Which of the following is an example of summarizing key points?

  • A. “Just do whatever you think is best.”
  • B. “To summarize, we will meet at 3 PM tomorrow. Is that correct?”
  • C. “I don’t have time to go over this again.”
  • D. “Let’s discuss something else.”

6. When providing examples to explain a concept, what should you aim for?

  • A. Making the concept more abstract
  • B. Using unrelated information
  • C. Illustrating your points with concrete examples
  • D. Avoiding any examples

7. How can you involve the other person in the discussion?

  • A. Talk continuously without pause
  • B. Ask for their thoughts and opinions
  • C. Ignore their input
  • D. Speak very quickly

8. Why is it important to break down information into smaller parts?

  • A. To make it more complicated
  • B. To make it easier to understand
  • C. To confuse the listener
  • D. To shorten the discussion


  1. B
  2. C
  3. C
  4. B
  5. B
  6. C
  7. B
  8. B

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