How to master English conversation

In this lesson you will learn how master English conversation.

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Intro

Why is English conversation so hard? The conversation starts, but sometimes it ends very awkwardly because you don’t know what to say. Actually, English conversation is kind of like tennis. In tennis the players hit the ball back and forth, back and forth. Sending and receiving. Sending and receiving. It’s the same with English conversation.


Welcome

Welcome to Speak English with Tiffani. I am Teacher Tiffani and today I am going to teach you How to MASTER English ConversatioAre you ready? Well then, let’s jump right in.

Conversation Type #1

English conversation is something that every English learner desires to be good at. But in order to master it, you must first understand it.
There are three types of English conversations. Once you understand them, you will become a master of English conversation.
The first type of English conversation is “Experience”.
This type of conversation is focused on you discussing something that has happened to you or something that you did. There are three steps to follow in order to master this type of English conversation. The three steps are, How to Answer, Follow up questions, and What to listen for.

First let’s look at how to answer.
For this type of conversation, the most important thing to do is to give detailed information about your own personal story or situation. You can do this by including the following information. Who, what, when, and where.

Next let’s look at follow up questions.
The next thing you need to do is to ask a question. This question gives the person you are talking to an opportunity to also tell their own experience. For example, What about you? What was your experience? And Have you ever experienced that?

Finally, let’s look at what to listen for.
In this part you need to pay attention to what they say. Listen for something interesting about their experience. So, you can listen for one key point and then ask them about it.

So, if we look at an example Experience Conversation, it would go like this.
Have you been to America?
Yes, I went with my family on a family vacation last year. We went to Dallas, Texas. What about you?
Yeah, I went to Paris 5 years ago with my sister.
Wow. How was Paris?

Conversation Type #2

The second type of English conversation is “Feelings”.
This type of conversation is focused on you discussing your personal feelings. This type also has the same three steps.

First let’s look at how to answer.
For this type of conversation, you must answer using three steps. The first step is to State the emotion. The next step is to Give 3 reasons why. And the third step is to Give 1 example experience.

Next let’s look at follow up questions.
The next thing you need to do is to ask a question. This question gives the person you are talking to an opportunity to also talk about their feelings. How about you? Have you ever felt like that?

Finally, let’s look at what to listen for.
Finally, you need to pay attention to what they say. Listen for something specific about their feelings. So you can listen for one key point and then ask them about it.

So, if we look at an example Feelings Conversation, it would go like this.
When do you feel happy?
I feel happy when I sing. This is because music is fun, I sing well, and my friends sing with me too. Last week my best friend and I sang songs together. How about you?
That’s nice. I feel happy when I travel.
Oh, cool. What about traveling makes you feel happy?

Conversation Type #3

The third type of English conversation is “Opinion”.
This type of conversation is focused on you discussing your personal opinion on a certain topic or issue. This type also has the same three steps.

First let’s look at how to answer.
For this type of conversation, you must follow three specific steps to answer properly. First, State your opinion clearly. Second, Give 3 reasons why. And third, Restate your opinion.

Next let’s look at follow up questions.
The next thing you need to do is to ask a question. This question gives the person you are talking to an opportunity to express their own opinion. How about you? What do you think? What is your opinion about ______?

Finally, let’s look at what to listen for.
Finally, you need to pay attention to what they say. Listen for something specific about their opinion. So you can listen for one key point and then ask them about it.

So, if we look at an example Opinion Conversation, it would go like this.
What do you think about living abroad?
In my opinion, living abroad is a great idea. It helps you learn about other people, food, and lifestyles. Basically, you learn about culture. So I think it is good. What do you think?
I agree. I think it helps us to understand people too.
True. Why is it so good to understand people?

Review the lesson one more time 

Back and forth. Sending and receiving.
Now you can master English conversation.


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~Teacher Tiffani’

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