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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 man telling a funny story


How to tell someone about funny incidents

In this programme you can find out how to tell people about funny 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
A really funny thing happened to me the other day... I saw Michael Jackson in a restaurant.
You'll never guess what's just happened to me... A complete stranger asked me for my autograph.
Something very, very strange and unexpected happened yesterday... I went to the park and it was full of clowns on bicycles.
How to tell the story Example
Well, I was...

in a restaurant with my friend.

What happened was...

I looked over my friend's shoulder and saw Michael Jackson sitting there.

Add a comment at the end of the story
It was really unexpected, just a really odd experience.
Can you believe it?


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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