Conversation Topics and Conversation Questions Day 6

 

 

What are some great conversation topics and questions?

This reader is wondering exactly that:  “Sometimes it feels like I don't have a life outside work.  
What to talk about to make myself more interesting is my question.”  
Good question. There are several options. Current events is always interesting.
Take a few minutes a day to read a local TV's website. Scan the headlines on any major news site.
To be even more interesting check out a couple of these sites:
http://news.aol.com/weird-news
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/
You can mention, “Did you hear about the Daycare that accidentally gave Car fluid to the kids?”
That will be interesting.
Don't forget that showing interest in others makes you seem very interesting!
Take this to mind and review the headlines for good conversation topics.

 

Being clear in conversation is important. Many struggle with this in one way or another.

This next reader asks:

 “My English listening and speaking are very poor, could you please tell me how to improve English listening and speaking?”

How to Improve English Language Learning for Free

I feel your pain, as this can be challenging. Here are a few ideas that have helped many people.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Turn on the radio or TV and listen to a sentence from the speaker. Then repeat the sentence. Or maybe you can have an audio book CD and listen to a couple sentences and hit pause. Repeat out loud a couple times. There is also online audio. Doing this for about 20 minutes every day will help increase your English speaking ability.

If you know how to read English, read books out loud. I heard of one guy who came to the US and wanted to improve his English speaking. Every night he would read aloud from a book. This not only improved his English reading skills but also helped improve the clarity of what he was saying.

If you are ever unsure of how to say a word, just go to http://www.dictionary.com and listen to the word.

Practice tongue twisters from this  ESL website:

Take 30 minutes a day to practice this and you  will see an increase in your language skills.

Here are some free resources:

Learn English for Free with Online English Learning

http://www.bellenglish.com/

http://esl.about.com/cs/onlinecourses/a/a_ecourses.htm

 

How to Get Better English Skills with Inexpensive resources.

I did some research and found a couple English learning products that are relatively inexpensive. I have not tried them, but they do have a money back guarantee.

 

English Survival Kit

77 Tips to a Better English Using the Internet

 

Hope this helps. Like every thing else in life it comes down to practice, practice, practice.

Have a great Day,

Austin,

PS. We are only on day 5 of our thirty day “Your Questions Answered Marathon”. Submit your question here:

Why is it so Hard to Carry on a Conversation – Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of  your conversation questions answered Marathon. Again, feel free to submit your question here

Here is today’s question:

“Why is so hard for me to make conversation?”

Reasons for Poor Social Skills and Lack of Conversation Skills

Usually when a person struggles with carrying on a conversation it can be due to four reasons.

First, a lack of training in how to carry on a good conversation. A few people are born with the ability to be great conversationalist, most have to learn it.

Second, lack of practice.

Third, lack of confidence when talking. This is usually due to the first two reasons.

Fourth, your conversation partner does not want to talk. However, as you grow in your conversation skills, these people will be few and far between. You will be able to draw them into the conversation.

Great conversation skills come down to showing interest and listening. Confidence comes from practice and using a few special mind techniques.

Learn some skills and keep practicing. You will be able to confidently talk with anyone.

Have a great day,

Austin

 

 

 

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