Jan 302015
 

A social event full of people you don’t know – we’ve all been there and it’s not an easy situation. Rob and Neil discuss how to approach people and try to make friends.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

small talk – polite and informal conversation about things which aren’t really important or meaningful when meeting people socially, eg at a party
awkward – feeling uncomfortable, embarrassed
etiquette – set of rules which indicate what acceptable behaviour in society is
breaking the ice – approaching someone you don’t know and starting a friendly conversation with them
private – someone who doesn’t like to give away their personal information, opinions or share their feelings
rude – ill-mannered or unpleasant
slipped my mind – forgot

6 Minute English – Are you big on small talk? Transcript Video

 

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