English Speaking Tip: Learn How to Open a Conversation

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English Speaking Tip: Opening a Conversation If you want to improve you’re English speaking skills, you’ve come to the right place! I’m going to give you one a favourite English speaking tip. This one is about how to open a conversation in English. Opening or beginning a conversation is pretty similar whether it is small talk or not. You can bring up some non-controversial topic, like the weather (or traffic, if you have both just arrived somewhere). Pro English speaking tip: unless you are speaking about the traffic or the weather, your opening comment should be pleasant (it’s okay to…

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Top 10 Blog Posts on ESL Speaking

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Top 10 Blog Posts of All-Time on ESL Speaking We’re going to take a little trip down memory lane with this blog post. I’ve looked back in time and found the 10 most popular blog posts here at ESL Speaking. Find out what other people have found most helpful! #1: Small Talk ESL Activity This small talk ESL activity is the most popular blog post here at ESL Speaking! Small talk is one of those extremely important skills for our students to learn. But for some reason, it’s also something that is rarely practicing in the ESL classroom. My goal…

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Free Talking with ESL Students- Why I Loathe It: Explained

Free-Talking: a Broad View of It I previously did a post about free-talking and why I loathe it. It got a lot of response on Facebook-both from people who also hate it and then others who are in support of it. I want to explain a bit further what I mean by free talking and when it can be potentially be useful. On Facebook, many people used the word free talking in quite a wide sense, using it for things such as: A conversation club where many students participate and talk with each other. As a tool to generate interest…

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