How To
 

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- Extending a conversation

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- Closing topics

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- Likes

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- Dislikes

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- No strong feelings

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- Responding to compliments

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- Funny incidents

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- Gossiping

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- Getting back on topic

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- Serious incidents

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- Chatting someone up

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- Being sarcastic

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- Agreeing in informal situations

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- Showing interest

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- Telling a story

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- Being vague

Two men looking serious


How to tell someone about serious incidents

In this programme you can find out how to tell people about serious incidents.

After you have listened to the programme, get some more practice with the quiz below.

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Start the story Example situation
Neil, you’ll never guess what’s happened this morning... I was in a train accident.
…something awful happened to me yesterday actually... I was mugged.
Guys, something really bad’s just happened... I've just seen a car crash.
How to tell the story Example
I was...

...on the train

and then ...

...someone crossed the road.

Add a comment at the end of the story
…it was so scary. I’ve never been so scared in all my life.
I was really upset at the time I was really, really upset.
It was just really horrible… I feel really shaken actually.


WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Vocabulary activity
Look at the sentences below, which come from the programme. Some of the words are missing. Use the drop down menu to choose the correct word to complete each sentence. To find out if you are right or wrong click the 'Check answers' button.


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