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Meeting People
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Discussion Question

What are natural and effective ways of striking up (beginning) conversations with new people? What questions would you absolutely NOT ask during a first encounter? Discuss your ideas with a partner and/or write your opinions on a related topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE.

Questions: [ See Script ]

1. According to Randall, which question would probably NOT be the best one to start a conversation?

A. Where are you from?
B. What do you do?
C. What's your name?

2. You should avoid ____________ when introducing yourself.

A. discussing your marital status
B. mentioning all of your good points
C. talking about your personal problems

3. Randall also advises caution not to _______________.

A. give out your contact information
B. discuss religion or politics
C. make negative comments about people


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