Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi


After one of the lessons today, a student asked me how he could improve his reading skills. My first response was, “Read”! OK, my answer didn’t stop after that one word. However, the simple act of picking up a book, magazine or even sourcing interesting on-line articles can help in so many ways, with the most obvious being vocabulary. Let me share with you 3 interesting words from a book I read a while back – Ghana Must Go  by Taiye Selasi.

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

  • CRUX – If you’re in a discussion at work and someone says, “The CRUX of the problem is…”, then she/he is saying that this is the most important point.
  • FASTIDIOUS – Do you pay great attention to detail in your job or your daily life? FASTIDIOUS is the word that describes this character trait. It’s the opposite of “careless”.
  • AFFABLE – If you’re fed up with always using the word “friendly”, try AFFABLE.

Over to you … 

If you don’t use them, you lose them so try to include this new vocabulary in your conversations or emails over the next few days. If you feel like a challenge, write in a short paragraph which includes CRUX, FASTIDIOUS, AFFABLE.


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3 comments

  1. Sandra · · Reply

    Of course,Sandro.
    I think it looks better this way, what I actually meant:
    The crux of the problem is that hardly received all change in the supermarket , pharmacy here in Brazil. So even being fastidious and affable to receive all the change, often we aren’t considered affable for them.

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  2. Sandra Andrade · · Reply

    The crux of the problem is that when most of the time we are fastidious, we aren’t affable. Require a complete change in the supermarket, it is an example that happens a lot here.
    I’m right?
    I need to learn the words of this book. kkk

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    1. Sandra, it’s possible to be affable in social situations while being fastidious in one’s private or work life.

      Can you explain the supermarket example?

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