Take a few minutes to think how you would start a conversation in the following situations. I’m sure you’re able to think of some sentences.
At a party.
At a conference.
In the cafeteria.
What have you come up with?
Your sentences could be something like these:
At a party:
Nice music, isn’t it? / Awful music, don’t you think?
The food’s delicious, isn’t it?
Haven’t we met at another party?
At a conference:
Is this seat taken? / Is anyone sitting here?
What did you think about the lecture?
Did you go to the marketing workshop?
In the cafeteria:
Did you see “Dancing with the Stars” yesterday?
I haven’t seen you here before.
I’ve met your colleague Politica Money.
Do you mind if I join you?
Of course there are a million more possibilities.
How would you continue these conversation starters? (Combine the numbers with the letters)
1 At a party: I’m so sorry. I think I’ve forgotten …
2 At a conference: I see you went to the …
3 In the cafeteria: Will you be … ?
4 At a party: You look familiar. Haven’t we …?
5 At a conference: I seem to remember you from …
6 In the cafeteria: Do you have room … ?
A met before?
B the session by Prof. Mairna.
C your name.
D for a little one?
E presentation about overfishing.
F attending the trade fair next week?
You can find the answers when you scroll down.
1 At a party: I’m so sorry. I think I’ve forgotten your name.
2 At a conference: I see you went to the presentation about overfishing.
3 In the cafeteria: Will you be attending the trade fair next week?
4 At a party: You look familiar. Haven’t we met before?
5 At a conference: I seem to remember you from the session by Prof. Mairna.
6 In the cafeteria: Do you have room for a little one?