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Empathy & Sympathy

por Bartram - 24 de Mayo de 2019

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Empathy and sympathy are similar words and often confused. This homework discusses the differences between the words and how they function in interpersonal relationships.


Understanding Empathy and Sympathy



Brené Brown on Empathy


Here are two situations:
1. John has been studying for a public service entrance exam (concurso) for two years and just found out that he did not pass.
2. Rachel's boss recently retired and she was expecting to receive a promotion. Instead someone who was hired more recently is promoted ahead of her.
Write a short dialogue for each situation expressing either sympathy or empathy.
In both situations one person (John or Rachel) is distressed. The other is trying to comfort them.

High Intermediate
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