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Conversation Starters: What to say when you’re at a party, conference or having lunch with your colleagues.

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Gavin Lynn

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.

 

Quiz

 

How would you continue these conversation starters? (Combine the numbers with the letters)

Begin:
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 … ?

 

End:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers: 

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?

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