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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

A woman and a bus driver in conversation

 

Showing interest

In this programme, we find out how to keep a conversation going and keep it lively!

When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to check out the gestures and facial expressions we can also use to continue a conversation.



Vocabulary around conversations:

flows

to extend

linking words


gossip


a secret


sworn to secrecy

guess


'Give us a clue'



gestures


facial expressions

continues easily without stopping and starting

to make longer

words that are used to get from one part of a conversation to another, e.g. 'and then', 'so'

talk and information about other people's lives or behaviour which might be untrue or even unkind

something that's been told to you in confidence, so you shouldn't repeat it or tell anyone else

have been made to promise not to reveal something

try to find the answer to a question without knowing whether you'll be right or wrong

an informal way of asking for more information to help you guess the answer to a question, and here, 'us' can refer to one person

movements of the body, limbs or head to show what you're thinking, what you mean or how you feel

looks on someone's face which show what they are thinking, what they mean or how they feel




WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

A. GESTURES AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
Here are some used by two of our team members.


 

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