Showing interest in a conversation
English Speaking Topic
- How easy do you find it to start and to end a conversation?
- Do you like talking to new people?
- What topics do you enjoy talking about with friends?
Learn more: That sounds interesting
Responding in a conversation
Your responses in a conversation change how it develops. For example, give one or two word responses when you’d like the conversation to end.
Ask short questions or make short exclamations when you’re interested in developing the conversation.
Use a pause before or after you say “Sorry“. This makes the person you’re talking to listen carefully to what you’re saying. Listen to how they pause after saying “Sorry” below:
The important words in a sentence are stressed because they show the meaning of the sentence. The less important words are unstressed.