Let us look at one more topic for English conversation. We all have missed a lecture in school due to some other reason. The next day it is difficult to understand what is being thought.

What should you do in such a  situation? Ask for help from your bench mate or classmate. They will help you the best. If you are thinking how should you start the conversation? Or How to ask for help with notes? Here is a small example that can guide you.

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Small talk is the polite type of discussion that strangers, colleagues, and friends use to meet each other, initiate conversations, and learn more about each other in native English talks.

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Greetings

One thing is common around the world may it be English or any other languages, most interactions and conversations begin with a greeting. There is formal and casual i..e., informal greetings in English that can be used in a variety of settings.

The following are examples of formal greetings:

Hello

It’s a pleasure to meet you

Good afternoon/morning/evening

Some informal greetings:

Hi

Hello

Hey

Yo!

What’s up? – this is an informal greeting to say: how are you?

Questions

In conversational English, questions play a crucial role. Inquiring about another person, place or a thing and learning more about them, and getting to know them is nice.

When people begin a discussion in English with someone they know, it is customary to inquire about the other person’s well-being.

How’s it going?

Hi, how are you?

How’s your day going?

Have a busy day?

How’s life?

How’s everything?

And there are a few simple questions that anyone, everywhere can ask.

What’s your name, by the way?

What city do you call home?

What country are you from?

So, what exactly do you do?

The types of questions you ask in a discussion are determined by several things.

How Well You Know the Person?

To someone you’ve never met, a coworker, or someone older than you, you’d speak more formally. To a good buddy and someone in your own age group, you would speak more casually.

It’s a good idea to wait till someone casually speaks with you before speaking with them casually. As you grow to know each other better, you may notice that others start using casual greetings with you.

Someone to whom you’ve recently been introduced:

It’s great to finally meet you!

It’s a pleasure to meet you!

How did you two become acquainted?

So, what do you make a living doing? — in other words, what do you do for a living or what is your profession?

I’m curious how long you’ve been doing this.

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A Longtime Ago Person

Someone you haven’t seen in quite some time:

How are things going for you?

What have you been up to these days?

How are you and your family doing?

It’s been a while since I’ve seen you!

Place of Conversation

If you’re meeting at a party, you might want to speak more informally and casually. If you meet in a business setting, such as an interview, a conference, a meeting, or the office, you have to converse more formally.

You can converse about something you have in common or in general or about a topic which is exciting no matter where you meet. If you met at a park, for example, you could ask:

Since when you are coming to the park to exercise?

Would you want to jog and exercise with me?

I come here often because I like to be in nature; do you too?

Answers to the Questions

When you meet someone, it’s nice to ask them questions about themselves, but it’s also necessary to reply to the questions they’ve asked you. This aids with the flow of the dialogue.

You can mix your responses with follow-up questions based on the information provided by the other person. If someone says they used to live in Canada, for example, you could say:

You used to live in Canada, right? How long did you reside in that location?

I’ve never been to Canada; how did you like it?

I had a great time in Canada. Are there any aspects of living there that you miss?

Mirroring the Questions

Mirroring or repeating what the other person has said or asked you is also a nice and simple approach to answer. Consider the following scenario:

Hello, my name is Anu. It’s great to finally meet you.

Hello, my name is Henry. It’s also good to meet you.

Hello, my name is Anu. Are you having a good time at the party?

Hello, my name is Henry. Yes, it’s been fantastic! Are you having fun with it as well?

English Conversation

Read the English Conversation carefully:

Rohan: Good morning, Harshit.

(If he is your close friend you can go for the alternative.)

(An alternative: Hi, Harshit)

Harshit: Good morning.

(Do not say: Hi, Wassup.)

(An alternative: Good morning, Rohan.)

Rohan: Are you fine? You look dull.

(There could be a better alternative.)

(An alternative: Are you unwell? Your face looks dull.)

Harshit: I am all fine but there is a problem.

(There can be a better alternative.)

(An alternative: I am good but a bit tense.)

( Do not say: No not good. There is a problem.)

Rohan: Problem? What is it? Can I help you?

(Do not say: May I help you?)

(An alternative: What’s the problem? Tell me.)

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While Asking Something

Harshit: I need your book.

(Do not say: I want your book. [Ask for the book])

Rohan: Which book?

Harshit: I was absent on Tuesday. I don’t have the Grammar notes.

(This isn’t the most appropriate sentence.)

(An alternative: I was absent on Tuesday for the Grammar lecture.)

(I don’t have the Grammar notes because I was absent on Tuesday.)

Rohan: There is no Grammar lecture today.

(This isn’t the most appropriate sentence.)

(An alternative: We don’t have a Grammar lecture today.)

(Do not say: But there is any Grammar lecture today.)

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How to Conclude?

Harshit: Okay. Can you please bring the book tomorrow?

(Do not say: Bring the book tomorrow. [you should request him])

Rohan: Sure. There is a test next week on this chapter.

(This isn’t the most appropriate sentence.)

(An alternative: We have a test next week in this chapter. )

Harshit: I don’t know anything. I need your help.

(This isn’t the most appropriate sentence.)

(You can say: When is the test? I know nothing. You have to teach me.)

Rohan: Don’t worry it’s next week and not this week.

(You do not say: Don’t worry. I am there.- You should give him all the needed information.)

Harshit: Okay. Thank you.

Conclusion

Outside of the classroom, having a discussion can be more difficult – but don’t give up! The more real-world experience you have, the better, and English speakers would gladly assist you.

Focus on the words you recognise and comprehend more than the words you don’t when you’re listening to someone during a conversation.

You can practise by listening to native English speakers converse in movies, on the radio, on TV shows, in online interviews, and other places. Keep an ear out for queries and phrasing that you might utilise in future interactions.

If you were Harshit, what you would have said? Share your English conversation with us in the comment section below.

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