Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Michelle Kaplan
"The New York Radio Girl"

English small talk travel

Today you’ll learn how to make small talk in English when it comes to the topic of travel.

Find out how to build a connection and get to know someone by asking about their travel plans.

Michelle is going to India very soon and she is excited. She was at a dinner party a few weeks ago and everyone was talking about travel.

Travel is such a huge way that people connect with each other and on this show our biggest value is Connection NOT Perfection!

Today get some phrases to start a great conversation about someone’s upcoming trip.


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Questions to ask about someone’s trip:

  • ” (Are you) getting excited about/for your trip?”
  • “When are you flying out?” or “When are you heading off?”
  • “Are you going on a tour or are you on your own?”
  • “Are you all packed yet?”
  • “Is your trip all planned out or it spontaneous?”


How to respond to someone’s answer:

  • “Oh wow that’s so cool”
  • “Check out the markets at night. They are amazing.”
  • “I’ve never been there but I’ve always wanted to go.”


What trips do you have coming up? Where are you going? What are you doing on your trip?

Let us know in the comments below.

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