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17 Ways to Make More Interesting Small Talk for Non-Native English Speakers Smaller

Want to feel more confident and sound more fluent in conversations in English at work, at school, or your everyday life?

Then you need to understand how to make small talk.

This PDF guide includes 17 interesting, neutral conversation topics that work with just about anyone in any situation.

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Making Small Talk

Small talk is what we call the brief, polite conversations that you have with others when you don’t know them very well or don’t have time for a longer, more in-depth conversation.

Small talk is required for fluent conversation. It’s an essential conversation skill that can help you get jobs, make connections, and enjoy interacting with native English speakers.

Conversation Anatomy

Learn core communication skills and understand the flow of conversations in English. Then go deeper and find out how to participate actively and contribute even more to the conversation.

You’ll learn the culture behind communication techniques as well as the language and intonation you need to express yourself more like a native English speaker.

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