This is example of conversation you can use when meeting new people. Please read this several times and practice talk aloud.
do you speak English?.
where are you from ?.
I am from Brazil. my name is John. what’s your name?.
Are you new in town?. I’ve not seen you before.
Yes, I am new in town. I just arrived yesterday.
I hope you can understand my English. I’m still learning.
yes, I can understand you, you speak very clearly.
Do you have a large or small family?.
I come from a large family. I have three brothers and one sister. I’m the oldest.
It must be difficult coming so far away from your family.
yes, but I have always wanted to travel and meet other people from countries.
do you like it here?.
yes, I actually do like it here.
How long has it been since you moved here?
It’s been a month. when and where were you born?.
I was born in 1991 in Brazil.
are you married?.
No I am not married.
what do you do for work?.
I am a math teacher. how about you?.
I am mechanical engineer.
Can I have your number? This way we can keep in touch.
do you know what time it is now?.
sure it’s 9:20 a.m.
what did you say ?.
I said it’s 9:20 a.m.
Would you like to go out with me sometime?
Yes. that’s nice.
do you have any exciting plans this weekend?.
yes, actually. it’s my friend’s birthday. we’re going to have a big party. what do you like to do on weekends?.
I like reading book and listening to pop music. I’m looking for the airport. can you tell me how to get there ?.
no sorry I don’t know.
I think I can take the subway to the airport. do you know
where the subway is? .
sure, it’s over there.
where?. I don’t see it.
across the street.
oh, I see it now. Thanks.
do you know if there’s a restroom around here?.
yes there’s one here. it’s in the store.
is there a bookshop near here?.
I’m sorry, I didn’t hear that. could you please repeat ?.
is there a bookshop near here ?.
yes. there is a bookshop nearby, at the second set of traffic lights, turn left and it’s next to the bank.
Sorry, I have to get going now.
Ok. thank you so much for your help !.
have a good day!.
It’s very nice to meet you.
nice to meet you too.
have a good day !.
catch you later!.