University English: the blog for ESL students

March 18, 2012

Starting and Stopping a Conversation

Filed under: conversation strategies,lessons — richardlstansfield @ 7:27 am

Conversation Starters

Excuse me, I like your _______ .

Are you a friend of _______ ?

Could I ask you something?

Could/Can I ask . . . ?


Introductory Exercise answers

Could … something?

… teacher …

Do you think …

… a friend of Jim’s?

How about you?

… Jim a long time?

Conversation Stoppers

Would you excuse me?

Well, I’d better be going/I should be going.

(It’s been) nice talking to you.

I hope we get a chance to talk again sometime


Exercise answers

… nice talking to you.

… you excuse … ?

It’s been … See you …

I’d better …

… get a chance …


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