The art of small talk

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    Von Vanessa Clark

    Small talk is the art of making conversation, and it’s an important skill in English-speaking countries. It helps to develop good relationships. You don’t have to tell your whole life story or intimate secrets. You just have to say a few nice things to make people feel comfortable. If you don’t play this social game, you can appear unfriendly or rudeunhöflichrude.

    In Spotlight 2/20, we take you through typical small-talk situations and give you some techniques for asking and answering questions and making the conversation flow.

    Below, you can do some exercises to test your small talk skills.

     

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