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HOW TO START A CONVERSATION

TRACK 07

1 Pre-listening

For each of the situations below, say how you’d introduce yourself, what you’d say to the other person to get the conversation started, and what topics of conversation you’d use to keep the conversation going.

1. You’re stuck in the lift at work with someone who works on another floor.

2. You’re at a conference and you’re ordering a coffee at the bar. You see someone you’d like to talk to.

2 Listening I

You’re going to listen to two mini-conversations. Listen once to check your ideas from the Pre-listening activity. Did they say any of the things you thought of? Did they discuss any of the topics you thought of?

3 Listening II

Listen again. Then, answer the questions. Call I

Call I

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