How not to start a conversation in English… Sigh… I never thought I would have to make this lesson/video/article because I thought it would be common sense.
However, I have been proven wrong, and as a result, I’ve had to make a lesson on how to NOT start a conversation in English with a stranger.
This is an important lesson, so I’m going to let you watch the video straight away before we move on.
How To NOT Start A Conversation With A Stranger In English
Well, now you know what you shouldn’t do, and you have an idea of what you should do.
Start a conversation with someone and be normal. Mention the weather. Talk about something that they’re wearing. Compliment them (learn how to do that in The Vault). Offer assistance. Ask them directions.
There are hundreds of things you can do… But, do not (and I mean this in the nicest way possible) clap in their face. It’s rude, embarrassing and creates a bad impression.
Anyway, enough about that. Now you know what to avoid and what to do, how will you start a conversation with the next English speaker you meet?
If you want help on this, there is a training in The Vault that will give you everything (I’m talking language, answers, sentence structures and the whole conversation) you need to have a conversation with any English speaking stranger you see – in your country or overseas.
The training is great for:
building conversation experience
building your English speaking muscles
and, of course, meeting new people
It’s the same stuff that I teach some of my private students and clients to help them overcome their fear of speaking to people in English.
Sam is the founder and creator of English For Study. He's also a lecturer in EAP/Academic English. Apart from making Academic English easy, he likes learning languages, lifting weights and eating good food.
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