Part One: Warm Up
Discuss the following questions with a partner or group:
- What is “small talk”?
- Is small talk common where you live? If not, why not?
- Do you like small talk? Why or why not?
- What do people talk about during small talk? What don’t people talk about?
Part Two: Listening
Open Exercise #1 to begin the activity. Follow the instructions in the document. Then, go on to Exercise #2.