How to make a small talk? English Lesson ( ESL)

Finished watching the video , now take a test to see what you’ve learned.

Choose the correct option.

What is small talk?

 
 
 

‘How are you doing’ is ________  that is a part of making small talk.

 
 
 

What is a part of small talk?

 
 
 

To continue the conversation, you :

 
 
 

To be effective while indulging in small talk, you should :

 
 
 

Making ‘small talk’ helps to :

 
 
 

When someone says ‘It’s humid’, they are talking about :

 
 
 

Small talk is _____ in nature.

 
 
 

When you say ‘What’s new?’, you are asking about :

 
 
 

‘How many siblings do you have?’ is a question regarding :

 
 
 

Question 1 of 10

In most English-speaking countries, it is normal and necessary to make “small talk” in certain situations. Small talk is a casual form of conversation that “breaks the ice” or fills an awkward silence between people. Even though you may feel shy using your second language, it is sometimes considered rude to say nothing. Just as there are certain times when small talk is appropriate, there are also certain topics that people often discuss during these moments.

Watch the lesson for better understanding of small talk. The hardest part about making small talk is knowing how to start a conversation. Review the conversation starters in the video and practise them with a friend. Finally, take the time to see how much you have learned about small talk by taking the test at the end of the video. And remember, in an English-speaking environment it is often better to make a few mistakes than to say nothing at all!

5 comments

  • Thanks for your time to share this vedio..Really nice and helps me lot..

  • Hi Sima, Excellent work! Just a note: I think the correct answer of the first question in the test is actually not correct. Could you please check it out?

    Thanks and please keep up with this activity!

    Alessandro

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