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Tips to start daily English conversations

Are you living in English speaking countries or wishing to communicate in English? Whether you’re in a friend’s house or in public, you should have some phrases ready to start conversations relating to your location. Here are some helpful tips to start daily English conversations.

1. In a restaurant or cafe

To start and maintain a conversation in a restaurant or cafe, you can use these below phrases and expressions:

  •  “What would you recommend for someone who has not eaten here before?”     
  • “What is the most popular dish here?”
  •  “Do you know if the [food] is any good?”
  •  “Have you ever had the [ burgers] here?”
  •  “What is your favourite dessert?”
  •  “What is your favourite spicy dish?” (They don’t like spicy? Great! Ask them why,and keep the conversation going.)

Finally, there are some phrases you can use at the end of your conversation:

“Enjoy your meal!” or “Enjoy!”

2. At a friend’s house

If you visit a friend’s home, there is a wide range of topics to talk about! Just look around the house and you’ll see many things to bring up and discuss. You can have a look on some tips to start daily English conversations below:

  • “How long have you lived here?”
  • “Where did you get this coffee machine (or tv, sofa, toaster , etc.)
  • “How many people live here?”
  • “How many rooms does this house have?”
  • “Is this house close to [your work]?” (or school, or cinema, or the airport, etc.)
  • “How far away is the supermarket]?”

And here are a few home-specific statements that you can say when leaving someone’s home:

“Thank you for inviting me to your home.” or “I had a great time. Thank you”

3. At an airport

Airports are often a place where you have to “hurry up to wait”. So this is a great chance to chat to someone in English by using some tips to start daily English conversations:

  • “Have they announced the boarding time for this flight?”
  • “Is there a place to charge a phone nearby?”
  • “So, where are you headed today?”
  • “Do you know what time we arrive at the destination?”
  • “Is this your preferred airline?” followed by “why is that?”
  • “Are you flying home or are you flying away from home?”
  • “Where is the favourite place you’ve ever visited?”
  • “Can you recommend any good restaurants or sights in cork?”

Because you’re flying to somewhere, and you might never see your conversation partner again. Don’t have to worry about making a fool out of yourself since the connection with them will be temporary. Besides, it’s good to speak with someone giving suggestions about places to see or things to do in your destinations.

4. At work

If you’re working among English speakers, then this is a perfect chance to strike up a conversation. After all, you already have something in common! Here are some tips to start daily English conversations with colleagues:

  • “What is your favourite place to eat lunch near the office?”
  •  “Do you have any difficulties in your job?”
  • “What do you enjoy most about your job?”
  • “How do you come to work here?”
  • “What is your eventual career plan?”
  • “What do you think is the most important thing to succeed in this company?”

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5. At school

You may be a student and find yourself surrounded by English speaking students, or perhaps there is an English-speaking student at your school. Why not get to know them better? Here are some questions you can use:

  • “How long have you been a student here?”
  • “Do you know a good, quiet place to study?”
  • “What do you plan to do when you finish your studies?”

It’s not hard to have conversations with strangers if you know some tips to start daily English conversations. Be open to have a talk with people around you and be confident. Hope you enjoy the blog!

 

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