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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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Business Skills: Socialising in English This book for intermediate to advanced-level students will: ✔ Improve your ability to socialise in English! ✔ Help you get a better job! ✔ Ensure you do business more effectively! It’ll also help you learn the words and expressions you need to speak in social situations with business colleagues. Find out how to follow a conversation, engage in small talk and make a great first impression... among many, many other things. The book itself includes: ✔ Over 30 topics to help you speak better English! ✔ Exercises to check your progress! ✔ Top tips to improve your communication skills! ✔ Videos and audio files to improve your listening skills! “Socialising is extremely important in the world of business, and this book really helped me get on with my clients!” Sabine Weber (Berlin, Germany) 7 Business Skills books to change your life! This book is part of our series Business Skills. Get the other books in this series and really improve your English and general business skills: ✔ Socialising ✔ E-mail English ✔ Telephone English ✔ Meetings ✔ Negotiations ✔ Interviews ✔ Presentations Get Socialising in English and learn how to succeed in the world of business!

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