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How to Keep the Conversation Going

What can you say when you want to encourage people to keep talking to you?

Try making a comment or asking a question – it shows the other person you’re interested in what they are saying.

Here are some examples of what you can say:

Making comments

“No!” – to show surprise.

“I don’t believe it!” – to show surprise.

“Wow!” – to show admiration or surprise.

“That’s incredible / amazing / unbelievable” – to show great interest in the subject of conversation.

“How awful / terrible” – to show sympathy with someone else’s bad news.

Asking questions

“Really?” – to show surprise.

“And you?” – when someone asks you how you are.

“Did you?” – can be used to encourage someone to tell their story.

For example, “I saw her last night”, “Did you?” “Yes, she was with one of her friends, and she….”

 

June 23, 2008 - Posted by | Learn English - Speaking

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