A conversation has 6 parts: A, B, C, D, E, & F
Do all 6 every time you change partners
|How's it going? |
How are things?
How've you been?
|What's new? |
|Not much. You?|
|What's your name?||Where are you from?||Where do you live|
|What's your major?||What other classes are you taking?||What circles are you in?|
|Past||How was the weekend?||Get up to anything last night?||How was the holiday?|
|Plans||Any plans tonight?||Are you doing anything this weekend?||Any plans for the holiday?|
|School||How are classes going?||Have you chosen your seminar?|
|Work||How's work going?||How's job hunting going?|
|Weather||Hot, isn't it?|
See ask good questions
What kind? How much? How many? How often?
How was it? Then what? What else?
Where? Who with? When? Why?
While you are speaking, use words like this to fill silences
|Ummmmm||It's like...||sorta||, right?|
|I mean, ...||maybe||, yeah?|
You can also just stretch sounds ("I think you shouuuuuuuuld read more")
|I'm happy for you||I agree||I'm surprised||Other meanings|
Finishing a conversation has four parts:
|1) Start to say goodbye||2) Give a reason||3) Promise to contact||4) Actual goodbye|
|Oh, look at the time||My bus is coming.||See you next week||Cheerio (UK)|
|Sorry, I have to go.||Class is starting.||Send me an email||Bye|
|Got to run.||Someone's at the door||I'll call you/Call me.||Bye then|
A: Hey, how's it going?
B: Not bad, you?
A: OK. Get up to anything last weekend?
B: Uhhh....I went to the park and had a BBQ.
B: Rained, though.
B: How about you?
A: I had too much homework, so I uhhhh studied all weekend
B: Ugh. Anyway... ACTUAL CONVERSATION
A: ACTUAL CONVERSATION
B: Sorry, I have to go. Class is starting.
A: OK. Call me about karaoke next week.
B: Will do. Cheerio!
A: Hey, How/What...
B: Good/Not much
A: OK. SMALL TALK QUESTION
B: ANSWER QUESTION. KEEP SMALL TALK GOING WITH MORE QUESTIONS
A: KEEP SMALL TALK GOING WITH MORE QUESTIONS
B: Sorry, FINISH CONVERSATION
A: OK.FINISH CONVERSATION