Contextual Discourse Reviewed

Note: The path towards understanding is not unlike finding a piece of the puzzle.

The constant quest for semantic data dramatically enhances the likelihood of a species surviving in any given environment. Deft foreign language learners should always take advantage of the entirety of available information and lexical resources throughout their surroundings. The ability to replay a specific segment of text or speech through audio and video greatly facilitates the ability to decipher troublesome lexicon. Voice recognition software along with the utilization of artificial intelligence make quick work of the vast majority of daily tasks.

The railroad was not the first institution to impose regularity on society, or to draw attention to the importance of precise timekeeping. For as long as merchants have set out their wares at daybreak and communal festivities have been celebrated, people have been in rough agreement with their neighbors as to the time of day. The value of this tradition is today more apparent than ever. Were it not for public acceptance of a single yardstick of time, social life would be unbearably chaotic: the massive daily transfers of goods, services, and information would proceed in fits and starts; the very fabric of modern society would begin to unravel.

"Typically introverts tend to enjoy more time to themselves, are very aware of their internal thoughts and recharge more in solitude. Extroverts can be just the opposite. Extroverts are often more outspoken, outgoing and absolutely love being around other people. That's what really fills them up," Connors said.

You can also consider how you feel after socializing to help you decipher if you're more introverted or extroverted. "We often see that extroverts feel refueled and filled up after being with a crowd and connecting with more people, while introverts may feel drained by that same experience," Connors said.

Note: Students are encouraged to take notes throughout this section. Although the main idea is to focus on your teacher's voice, take advantage of the opportunity to improve your lexical development skills. Review, reorganize, and study your notes as much as your schedule allows.