In this episode, I want to share some strategy, tips, and expressions to use when you want to start a conversation with somebody.
After the episode, we will have an English lesson and look at the expressions, vocabulary, pronunciation, and some grammar from this episode. Learn these, practice these, and use these next time you want to start a new conversation.
I. VOCABULARY and EXPRESSIONS
(The words and terms are in order of when you will hear them)
2.It’s kinda like – (Fluency Builder) It’s kind of like…
3.The question is… – (Transition) Your main point.
4.Actually…– (Fluency Builder) “There are people talking behind me, which is actuallygood…”
5.Make you nervous- (Grammar) You’re the cause of something- To make + someone + something
6.To minimize– (Verbs) To make something smaller.
7.Get off to a good start– (Expression) To start something well
8.First impression – (Vocabulary) The first thing somebody thinks about something
9.What about you? – (Pronunciation)
10.Do you like it?– (Pronunciation)
11.Boom. Right there. – (Expression) A way to emphasize a point or lesson you made.
12.Common ground– (Vocabulary) Things you have in common with somebody
Did you catch any other phrasal verbs or expressions you like? Write them here.
(Listen to the podcast -again if necessary- and answer the questions. Use the expressions above to help you.)
2. “It’s kinda like ______________, isn’t it?”
3. “If you’re an English teacher, but not an native English speaker, ___________________.”
5.“_______________, ‘What are some ways you can minimize your nervousness and make a good first impression?’”
6.“It’s always good to _________________.”
7. “How can we _______________ the nerves?”