Talking with strangers

November 16, 2011

In your everyday life you may get several opportunities to meet and talk with strangers. You may, for instance, meet strangers when you are waiting at a bus station or standing in line. In this lesson we will learn some of the phrases that we can use while engaging in small talk with strangers.

When we meet a stranger, we usually ask where he or she is coming from. This is a common way of striking up a conversation with a stranger. Here are some other questions and possible answers that you might ask and hear while talking with a stranger.

‘Where are you coming from?’

‘I am coming from Bulgaria.’

‘Are you on a vacation?’

‘Yes, I’m. I love France. I’m having a great time here.’

‘Are you having a good time?’

‘Are you enjoying your vacation?’

‘Yes, I’m having a lot of fun. This is a great place to be in.’

‘Have you brought your family along?’

‘Yes, my wife and kids are with me. They are also having a great time.’

‘Do you like this place?’

‘Yes, very much.’

‘Have you been here before?’

‘No, this is my first visit to France.’

‘Yes, I have been here before. I love this place. This is my third visit to France.’