How to exchange information in English

English Speaking Topic

Learn to speak English and learn the ways to exchange information in English. How to share information without having cultural problems.

Theo Hi, I’m Theo. You’re doing that fashion shoot with Rick, aren’t you?
Katie Yes, I’m Katie.
Theo I hear you used to work with Rick on some of our earlier campaigns.
Katie Yes, that’s right. We’ve done several shoots together.
Theo He’s a very talented guy. I think his coverage of Fashion Week for us was fantastic.
Katie Yes, he’s pretty amazing. But between you and me, I don’t think he could have done it without his team.
Theo That’s so true, Katie. It seems that he’s really good at picking the right people to work with. By the way, I heard a rumor that he’s going to be moving to the New York office. Apparently, he’s already found an apartment in Manhattan. I overheard him talking to an estate agent there a few hours ago.
Katie I wonder how his wife feels about moving to a new city. She’s a journalist, and she’s just started working for the Times.
Theo Well, according to Lorna, who know someone at the Times, Rick’s wife is fine about the move. She’s going to give up being a journalist and start writing a novel.
Katie I suppose they might move in the summer, when things are a bit quieter here.
Theo Well, I’m sure that we’ll get to hear about it soon.


How to exchange information in English

Here are some ways to exchange information without gossiping (spreading personal information about someone else).

  • First offer information about yourself. If you want to find out about a particular area, offer information of your own first to show you can be trusted.
  • Ask questions indirectly. Use statements with tag questions rather than direct questions, for example, “You know John, don’t you?” rather than “Do you know John?”
  • Create a personal and friendly relationship with the person you are speaking to. Use the listener’s name and we, us and our in conversation, for example, “I think we’re going to hear a lot more from this band, Peter.”