Follow these three easy tips and
you will soon be having great English conversations!
English Conversation Tip 1: Start with simple "yes or no" type questions until you find something that is interesting
to both you and your conversation partner. Then continue the conversation using
"open-ended" questions that encourage your partner to talk more.
English Conversation Tip 2: Listen carefully to your partner so that you can ask good "follow-up" questions.
Example: You ask your partner if she likes movies and she says that she loves
comedies. You can follow up by asking why she likes comedies, or ask which
comedies she has really enjoyed the most.
English Conversation Tip 3: When answering questions, don't always give the simplest answers. Try to say
more. Even if your answer is "no", think of a related topic to which you can
answer "yes". For example, if someone asks you, "Do you like to travel?", you
can answer that you don't like it very much, then briefly explain why, then
talk about what you prefer to do instead of travelling.