AEE 39: How NOT to Be Awkward in English

Do you feel awkward in English?

Today you’ll see how to take control and start a great conversation in English AND you’ll learn two ways to use the verb “get.”

 

Here’s a cultural tip on conversational English:

When someone asks you how you are doing, you can say , “I”m doing (well), (great) (ok)” and then you can add some information about the weather.

In the Meeting Monday, Episode 38, Lindsay used this trick and she said that there was a lot of snow in Boston.

When you immediately make a comment about the weather, it makes it easy to lead into the conversation.

This will help you eliminate any awkwardness that you might feel at the beginning of a conversation.

Here’s another way to jump into an English conversation.

 

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Other phrases from Meeting Monday (Episode 38):

  • “To get (snow), (rain),”: You can say this to sound more natural. In school, you probably learned to say “It is snowing ,” but that is more formal, written English. Here is an example of how to use this: “Boston is getting a lot of snow.”
  • “Mishmash” (noun): A combination of many different things. Example- “This language is a mishmash of many others.”
  • “To get rid of”: To eliminate something, to remove something. Example- “I want to get rid of my old clothes.”

 

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