Small Talk with English Club

Winter quarter is just starting, and many of you are meeting new classmates and teachers. Now is the perfect time for making “small talk.” Small talk is pleasant conversation about general topics and common interests. It’s a good way to begin making friends. English Club has a great page for learning small talk (recommended for Levels 300+). As they explain,

In most English-speaking countries, it is normal and necessary to make “small talk” in certain situations. Small talk is a casual form of conversation that “breaks the ice” or fills an awkward silence between people. Even though you may feel shy using your second language, it is sometimes considered rude to say nothing. Just as there are certain times when small talk is appropriate, there are also certain topics that people often discuss during these moments.

Read through English Club‘s lesson on small talk, do their practice exercises, and take the quiz here:


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English Club Exams

As an English learner, you have to pass so many exams not only in your classes, but also various outside placement or proficiency exams like IELTS, TOEFL, or TOEIC. That’s why practice, practice, practice is an ongoing mantra for English learners. One way to practice is with English Club. They provide practice exams and tips about IETLS, TOEFL, and TOEIC. Take a look through the site and give their materials a try. Good luck when you take your exam! Recommended for advanced learners (Levels 500+).

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