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How to take turns in conversations

1 Pre-listening

Imagine you’re arranging a leaving party for a member of staff. What would you have to arrange in particular? Think of three questions to ask. Use the following prompts to help you: the venue, the food, the speeches, the date, the time, a leaving present...

For example: Who is going to give the speech?

2 Listening I

Listen once. Were any of your questions or ideas mentioned?

3 Listening II

Listen again. Then, answer these questions.

1. Where do they decide to go to lunch?

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The latest issue of Hot English (172 – the September issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 12 phrases to improve your speaking skills, 12 prepositions of movement, 8 “crime” idioms, 7 phrasal verbs for talking about pets, 10 words for talking about the environment, 20 words and expressions for talking about baseball... plus: • Grammar – modal verbs • World culture – coffee or tea? • Humour – toilet stories • Communication – how to talk in sound bites • Technology – robotics • Travel – travel apps • Food – onion rings • Work – annoying office habits • US culture – Saturday Night Live • Conversation – how to take turns in English • Cooperation – how to brainstorm • Horror – spooky clown story • News – photos in the news • Music – Michael Jackson. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!