Ask Better Questions and Create Stronger Answers
Learn to communicate well and connect in conversations in English with these articles and video lessons
You may have noticed I’m a big fan of asking better questions in English! After all, the main reason most people want to improve how they sound when speaking English is to connect in conversation with other people. Whether you’re interacting with your friends, colleagues, co-workers, acquaintances, or even … Read the article and watch the video lesson
So often when we talk about having better conversations in English, we focus on the questions. But here’s the thing: asking better questions assumes that: you’re going to be the person in charge of the conversation, you’re going to be the person leading the conversation, and you’re going to … Read the article and watch the video lesson
Have you ever run into a coworker in the breakroom and felt a little awkward or uncomfortable? Maybe you felt like you should try to engage them in a brief conversation, but you didn’t know what to say. Whether you cross paths in the hallway, are taking a quick break … Read the article and watch the video lesson
Even though I know this question is boring, I’m guilty of asking it over and over again: “Where are you from?” If you have even the slightest accent or even a behavior that suggests that you’re not a local, people are likely to ask you where you’re from. Whether you … Read the article and watch the video lesson
When you first wake up in the morning, how do you feel? Tired? Well-rested? Energized? Lethargic? Your answer to this question may vary on a daily basis based on what you did the day before, whether you’re waking up with an alarm, your plans for the day, the season, or … Read the article and watch the video lesson
You only need four short words to start a conversation in English. Simply ask, “What brings you here?” Whether you’re at a café, restaurant, museum, amusement park, concert, rally, conference, or networking event, you likely have a clear reason for being there! Maybe you’re writing the last chapter of … Read the article and watch the video lesson
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