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~ 頻繁に使用される英国句 ~ Useful English phrases to know and use ~ “MAKING SMALL TALK”

10-26-13 small talk

Making small talk
"Small talk" means conversation about things that aren't really very important, especially with people we don't meet very often. You might use them at a party...


Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
1) You must be Susan's husband?
2) How's your wife / friend?
3) Nice weather, isn't it?
4) What's new?
5) I haven't seen you for ages.
6) What have you been up to?
7) Are you still working for the same firm?
8) Have you heard from Jenny recently?
9) What a coincidence!
10) Fancy meeting you here!


How To Use These Phrases In Your English
1) Phrase 1 is used to introduce yourself to someone, when you think you know who the person is.
2) Phrase 2 is used to ask the person you are talking to for information about someone close to them.
3) Phrase 3 is used when you can't think of anything else to talk about. If the weather is bad, you could say “Rotten weather, isn't it?” instead.
4) Phrases 4 and 6 are general enquiries, asking for news about a person.
5) Phrases 7 and 8 are more specific than 4 and 6, but are still enquiries for information.
6) Phrase 5 has a similar meaning to 4 and 6, but is expressed as a statement rather than a question.
7) Phrases 9 and 10 are used to express surprise when you meet someone you weren't expecting to meet.


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