HOW TO START A CONVERSATION

Four young people smiling while talking near a staircase outside a building

Do you know HOW TO START A CONVERSATION in English? It is very important in our social life and it differs according to the situation.

1) People you know now;

  • Are you a friend of (Alex)?
  • How do you two know each other? 
  • How do you know (Ana and Sonia)?
  • Do you know (George)? I am his (cousin).

2) Where people are from or live:

  • Where are you from?
  • Whereabouts in (Portugal)?
  • Do you live near here? 

3) Meeting People in the Past

  • Didn’t we meet at (Carol’s wedding)?
  • Do I know you from somewhere?

4) People’s Job

  • What do you do?
  • You are a (lawyer), aren’t you?
  • What is your job?
  • What do you do for a living?

 

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