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English Speech Communication- More for Ending a Conversation

English Speech Communication- More for Ending a Conversation

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Here are some more phrases for ending a conversation.  Always use kind phrases.

We Should Mingle

  • May I introduce you to (innocent bystander).
  • Let’s go around and meet some people.
  • I’m going to circulate around the crowd.
  • I don’t know anyone here. Can you introduce me to anybody?  (Or if he or she doesn’t know anyone either, “Let’s introduce ourselves to some new people.”)

Let’s Save It for Later

  • That must have been so hard (interesting, exciting, challenging) for you. I’d love to hear about it when we have another chance to talk.
  • Do you have a card? I’d like to get in touch with you another time.

Gracious Escapes

  • It has been interesting talking to you.
  • I mustn’t take up any more of your time.
  • I’m going to stop before I start to bore you.

This is Good-bye

  • See you later. Thanks for telling me about (specifics).
  • I’ll let you go now/I have to go now.

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Rerun from Oct 21, 2015

Acceptances: Excellent Phrases

Acceptances: Excellent Phrases

Here are some useful and well-constructed phrases you can use for your acceptances:

able to say yes

accept with pleasure

agree to

glad to be able to vote yes

happy to let you know

I am pleased/happy/honored to accept

It is with great pleasure that

It was so thoughtful of you to

It will be a pleasure to

pleased to have been invited

thank you for asking me to

thank you for nominating me for

we are delighted to accept

we are sincerely happy to join you

we look forward with pleasure

 

Rerun from Oct 26,  2015

English Speech Communication- Ending a Conversation

English Speech Communication- Ending a Conversation

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To wrap up a conversation, start winding it down with your body language.  Change your posture and break eye contact for a few seconds, perhaps clear your throat, look at your watch, or change your tone of voice.  Use kind phrases:

  • “It has been nice talking to you.” Or “It’s been good to see you.”
  • “It’s good to catch up.”
  • “I have to go now.”
  • “I’m so glad we met.” “It was nice meeting you.”

Shake hands, hug, or air-kiss.

If the other person keeps talking, say, “I really have to go now” and give your head a regretful little shake.  Don’t start a new subject.

Here are some other exit lines:

Nature Calls

  • I need to stretch my legs.
  • I’m having trouble hearing in this crowd.
  • Let’s go and get some more food (or drink).
  • I have to excuse myself for a moment.

Duty Calls

  • I have to go help with (something); I’m going to help in the kitchen.
  • I need to look after some of my other guests.
  • I have to talk to someone else here for a while; I need to meet someone here.
  • I promised my daughter I’d be home by ten.

Be sure to watch our English Speech Tips videos and Accent Reduction Tip videos  for more English pronunciation and accent reduction exercise.

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Rerun from October 14, 2015

Acceptances: Choice and Helpful Words

Acceptances: Choice and Helpful Words

Here are some choice words you are likely to find helpful when you are communicating acceptances:

accept

approve

certainly

delighted

gratifying

pleased

pleasure

satisfying

thoughtful

thrilled

touched

welcome

willing

 

 

Rerun from Oct 19, 2015

English Speech Communication- Starting a Conversation

English Speech Communication- Starting a Conversation

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One of my favorite Chinese proverbs is “There are three hundred and forty-six subjects for elegant conversation.”

Yes, there are lots of things to talk about, even with the newest acquaintance.  Keep these topics in mind when you want to start a conversation:

  •  Especially good is talking about an interest you are passionate about (fly-fishing, movies, growing orchids, soccer, collecting rare books, biking) – convey your enthusiasm which will often prompt people to talk about their passions.
  • Almost everyone collects something or knows someone who does. Ask what he or she likes to collect.
  • Current affairs such as a news item likely to have been seen by others, recent poll results, or interesting discoveries or inventions.

Then there are those easy topics:

  • Weather- Example: All this sun for January.  If you close your eyes it feels like Miami, not Buffalo.  Have you gotten out to enjoy this nice weather?  Do you enjoy the winters here, or would you prefer to be somewhere else?
  • Holidays: Do you have anything special planned for the holidays?/Long weekend? / Summer break?
  • My grandmother used to make baklava just like this. Do you do much cooking?

Be sure to watch our English Speech Tips videos and Accent Reduction Tip videos  for more English pronunciation and accent reduction exercise.

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Rerun from Oct 7, 2015