What are the ingredients for a good conversation? Good company? Interesting topics? Comfortable surroundings? The answer is, of course, all of the above. There is one other factor which is perhaps the most important of all ... good speaking and listening skills! In the digital age it has never been easier to practise and improve your speaking and listening skills. The internet is packed with helpful websites and videos and ECS Scotland have selected the best of these to make it easier for you to develop your communication skills in English.