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Methods of breaking the ice of conversation in English

Have you noticed how many of your relationships have started with a few minutes of short chat? Does it really make sense for you to start talking? There are many people who open the conversation easily, without any tiny problem, and in any situation, they have a topic that they can start a conversation with. Feeling anxious about talking to strangers is perfectly normal. In this article, we will teach you how to open the conversation in English so that you do not have to worry about being in strangers' groups. Stay with us until the end of this article.

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Breaking the Ice

After exchanging names and shaking hands, you should basically be in the conversation stage. This means that you and the other person, before you go to someone else, start the initial interactions and decide to talk about something in common or choose simpler topics. You can start your conversations with common topics. Consider the following examples:

Nice room.

There’s a lot of people here.

Great spread (of food)

Above are some examples of terms that are suitable for starting to speak in English and open the conversation. Now the conversation is starting and you can go into more detail and ask more questions, for example:

Where are you from?

How do you know Jill (the hostess)?

Have you been on this sort of course before?

Now one of these questions allows you to go into more detail about it. Consider the following examples:

Where are you from?

Istanbul

Oh, that’s where my daughter goes to university. Do you know it?

A bit, I live quite close to it.

It’s lovely countryside around there.

Now the conversation has started and you have a friend until the end of the party that you can be with and even have a chance to meet other people.

Safe topics in speaking English

The first safety issue you can start with, and the British are very interested in it, is talking about the weather. This is a great way to get started in English.

Chilly today.

Yes

Yes, I did not know whether to wear a jumper.

It was hard, I know what you mean.

Not as bad as last week though.

I know, we actually had snow in Istanbul.

Really, I can’t remember when we last had that.

Continuity of conversations

Once the topic has been proven, you can use general questions to continue the conversation, such as:

Do like your work?

Are you enjoying the party?

What’s your favorites food?

To answer these questions, yes or no or short answers are used to end the conversation.

We hope you find this article useful and that we have been able to guide you well.

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