Conversation practice course for beginners

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Introducing Yourself
Conversation Practice
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1. Practice introducing yourself to your teacher and classmates in English.
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Use first names for informal situations and full names (first and last) for formal situations.
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2. Listen to othersintroduce themselves. Say "Nice to meet you" and repeat their names.
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Smile (and shake hands if appropriate).

Notes:
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1. It is not common to use titles (Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc.) when referring to yourself. 
However, it is polite to use titles with others in formal situations, unless they give youpermission to do otherwise.
Examples:
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I'm Mr. Robert Smith. (Title is not necessary here.)
I'm Robert Smith. (Better)
I'm Dr. Sampson. (Okay, if you want to keep the relationship formal)
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(After an introduction)
Nice to meet you, Mr. Smith. 
Oh, please call me "Bob."-------------------------------------------------

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2. Do not use titles with first names, and do not use last names alone without titles.
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Hello, Mr. Bob (Wrong!)
Hi, Bob (Okay)
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Good morning, Smith (Wrong!)
Good morning, Mrs. Smith (Correct)Conversation Practice
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Practice introducing your friends and relatives.
Remember to smile (and use handshakes where appropriate).
For example,
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A: This is my friend, Barry.
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B: Hi Barry. I'm Pete.
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C:Nice to meet you, Pete.
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B: Nice to meet you too.

Closing a conversation
Conversation Practice
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1. Prepare to close a conversation; then "say good-bye."
Example,
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Well, it's been nice talking to you.-------------------------------------------------
Nice talking to you too.
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(I'll) see you later.
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Bye.
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2. How would you close a conversation in the following situations?
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a. You're in a hurry to leave. What do you say?-------------------------------------------------
b. You really don't want to leave, but you can see the other person needs to go.
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c. You just met someone at a party, but you have to leave the party early.
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d. You are "seeing someone off" at the airport/train station.

Asking for InformationConversation Practice
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Practice asking simple information questions in English. Use appropriate Wh- words.
Examples,
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How are you (doing) today?
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I'm fine. Thanks.
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Where is Keith?-------------------------------------------------
He's at the store.
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What's in the box?
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Two dimes and a nickel.
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Who is this?
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She's my teacher, Ms. Jones.

Simple sentences
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