Living in non-native lands is not always easy. You may have some difficulties such as language barrier, transportation, and socialization. Have you just moved to a new country ? Have you had any problems in maintaining a conversation? Don’t you have any idea how to start a conversation? Do you desperately need to make friends ? This post is going to give you some tips.
Speaking is one of the linguistic problems for people when they have just stepped in a new country. One great way to break the ice is to make small talk.
First rule : SMILE
Second rule: Try to find common ground with the other person
Good evening! We always have coffee at the same time, but we’ve never spoken before. My name is …
Hello, How are you today? I’m still learning English, so let me know if I make any mistakes.
Here is the list of four common topics you can start a conversation with:
Where are you from ?
How many sisters and brothers do you have ?
Do your family live locally ?
What have you missed most about your country ?
How was your day ?
What have you been doing today ?
What are you doing after work ?
Did you watch … on TV last night ?
What are you going to do on the weekend?
How do you spend your leisure time ?
Are you interested in playing soccer ?
Do you enjoy sports ?
How do you like to relax ?
Did you go to school around here ?
What was your favorite subject at school ?
Where did you go to university ?
What was the most interesting thing about your major ?