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English Language Secrets (Advanced)

Quick tips on how to communicate using English

Culture Yard

on 1 December 2012

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Transcript of English Language Secrets (Advanced)

Cultural tips Photo based on: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr English Language Secrets Greetings Age
Health Small talk When meeting someone for the first time, use a mix of open and closed questions Tips on cross cultural communication 英语 Where exactly do you live? Have you been there long? Do you have a family? Do you have any children? We haven't met, I'm... You like city life? Kiss, hug or a handshake? What exactly does your job involve? What's new at work?
What project are you working on these days? How old are they? There are no rules! What differences in behaviour have you noticed when meeting people from other cultures? Home
Work Taboo OK What is your experience of meeting people from different countries? Open Questions Closed Questions Question Tags Everyone's on board_________? Let's arrange a meeting for next Thursday_________? The wind was really strong yesterday_________? I'm having lunch with David tomorrow_________? Nothing can go wrong now_________? What are the biggest challenges to managing small talk conversations in English? What do you do when you're not working? Do you do any sports?
How did you get into that? Are you a serious fan/enthusiast or is it just a bit of fun? Adapt your small talk style to the other person to make them feel comfortable What do you do for a living? The weather's been great so far this year hasn't it? You work with David, don't you? We haven't been introduced,
my name's... Connotation a commonly understood cultural or emotional association with a particular word or phrase You have my passport don't you?
You have my passport right? Question vs Confirmation Intonation You've met Sammi haven't you? You're leaving on Thursday morning right? Don't forget to text me the name the of the restaurant will you?
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