Small Talk: What to say and what not to say

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  1. Do you usually approach other people to start the small talk? How do you feel about making small talk?
  2. Do you have your own small talk routine when mingling with strangers? Please describe your small talk routine.
  3. What is the purpose of small talk? What do you value in making small talk with others?
  4. What kind of impression do you want to leave during a small talk?
  5. Do you seek to build relationships whenever you have a chance?
  6. What are your favorite topics to start a conversation?
  7. What are the topics we should avoid in small talk?
  8. Can you think of small talk that made you feel uncomfortable?
  9. Why do you think politics is not a good topic for small talk?
  10. Are you good at wrapping up the conversation? How do you end your conversations?
  11. Please list the key points from the video, to summarize the story.
  12. Can you list the new vocabulary you learned from this article? What are the definitions of the vocabulary in this context? Can you make your own sentence with the words?