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 woman a secret


How to gossip

In this programme you can find out how to gossip about people.

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

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Start the conversation
Have you heard about Mike?
Have you heard the latest gossip?
I've got the juiciest bit of gossip ever.
Do you want to hear some gossip?
You'll never guess what I've just heard!
Keep it secret! Example situation
Listen, don't tell anyone else, ok... ...but Mike and Sue are having an affair.
Obviously you didn't hear this from me... ...but Mike and Sue are getting divorced.
Don't tell anyone... ...but Mike and Sue's marriage is over.


WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Vocabulary activity
Look at the paragraph below, which comes 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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