In the waiting room
Watch Dev from India and Ana from Brazil as they practise small talk in the waiting room at the doctor's surgery. The players are trying to think of some topics of conversation. What topics would you use to make small talk with people you don't know?
After you have watched the video, there are some activities to complete and then finally, there's a quiz to check what you remember!
Making small talk
The following activities will help you, if you are trying to make small talk in the UK.
The players didn't do very well in this episode. What mistakes did they make?
Here are some more questions for you to answer in the comments section:
Would you talk or stay quiet in Dev's situation? Would you ask a person's name?
Would you ask if someone is married?
The weather is often used for small talk in the UK. What topics are used for small talk in your country?