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Vocabulary

Small Talk

  When we first meet people, we don't know each other well enough to talk about profound subjects.  Instead, we draw on certain established, safe, impersonal topics that we call "small talk".  Your social skills will be judged by your facility with small talk, so don't ever disdain it as trivia or hypocrisy.  Small talk is really important talk!!

Here are some perfectly safe subjects to discuss as small talk:
  • Weather

  • How much you are enjoying this lovely country.

  • What delicious food you've eaten since your arrival.

  • Sports

  • Current movies

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