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你是ㄧ位說一口純正英語並不會感到恐懼的談話高手嗎?或者你是屬於大部分的我們-對於下一步要說什麼感到尷尬,不容易及不是非常確定的呢?如果你在說英語時對於下一步該說什麼感到cat's got your tongue,試著用這些方法來讓你繼續你的談話。


問候語的回答方式

在開頭用"Hey"或是"Hello"的問候完後,有兩種基本的英語問候語是:一個是"how"另ㄧ個就是"what."一般常用的例子就是"How are you?","How's it going?","How've you been?"還有"What's up?","What's going on?""What've you been up to?"

如果是用"how"來問候,你就要用形容詞來回答,就像"Good","Great""Exhausted!"來回答。換句話說,用"what"來開頭問候,那就要必須要回答"Nothing""Not much."


繼續下去

一句話回答後,不過,有可能會阻礙談話然後變成令人畏懼的尷尬沉默。因此在你說"Great"或是"Not much",你必須要繼續並且提供更多有關於你的生活資訊。說一說你在當時做了些什麼:"Not much. I'm just out shopping for my sister's
birthday gift."


或者是,你也可以說一說最近發生的事情:"Great! I've just started a new job, and I love it!" 提供與你談話的人多一點的回覆資訊,這確實是在任何談話時的重要關鍵。

接續然後開頭問說

在某一個人論述他一直在做什麼的時候,談話高手就會接續下去並開始有更多的談話。例如,如果你的朋友剛剛說他開始一個新工作時,你可以接續這樣說"Oh, really?",然後再藉由此開頭問他一個問題: "So what company are you working for?"對於每一個回答都必須仔細聆聽,分享你的想法並且繼續問關於更多的open-ended questions,或者問ㄧ些需要很長答案的問題,不要只是一些簡短的回答。

跟著這個例子

兩個正要離開公司大樓的同事在一起聊天:

Tracy:Hey Lily! How's it going?(問候)
Lily:Good. Just headed to meet my husband at the movies. (回答)
Tracy: Oh really? (接續) What are you going to see? (開頭問說)
Lily: Hopefully Lord of the Rings, if it's not sold out. (回答)
Tracy: Oh yeah, the theater can get really busy on Friday night. Good luck! (接續)
Lily:Tell me about it! See you Monday. (回答)





Are you a natural conversationalist who feels no fear of chatting in English? Or, are you like most of us - awkward, uneasy and not really sure of what to say next? If you find that the cat's got your tongue the next time you're talking in English, try using these tips to keep the conversation going.


Respond to greetings

After the initial "Hey" or "Hello", there are two basic greeting styles in English: ones that start with "how" and others that begin with "what." Common examples are "How are you?", "How's it going?", "How've you been?" as well as "What's up?", "What's going on?" and "What've you been up to?"



For the "how" greetings, you'll want to respond with an adjective, such as "Good", "Great" or even "Exhausted!" On the other hand, for greetings starting with "what", a fitting response is "Nothing" or "Not much."


Then keep going...

One word answers, though, can hinder the conversation and lead to that dreaded awkward silence. So after your "Great" or "Not much", you need to keep going and provide more information about what is happening in your life. It could be about what you're doing at the moment:"Not much. I'm just out shopping for my sister's birthday gift."



Or, it could be about a recent event in your life: "Great! I've just started a new job, and I love it!" Providing more information can give the person you're talking with something to respond to, and this is true at any point in the conversation.

Follow-up and initiate

After someone comments on what they've been doing, good conversationalists will then follow-up and initiate more conversation. For example, if your friend just said he started a new job, you can follow up with "Oh, really?", and then initiate by asking him a question about it: "So what company are you working for?" With each response, listen carefully, share your thoughts and keep asking more open-ended questions, or questions that require a long response, not just a one-word answer.

Follow this example

Two co-workers chat with each other as they leave their office building:



Tracy: Hey Lily! How's it going? (greet)

Lily: Good. Just headed to meet my husband at the movies. (respond)

Tracy: Oh really? (follow-up) What are you going to see? (initiate)

Lily: Hopefully Lord of the Rings, if it's not sold out. (respond)

Tracy: Oh yeah, the theater can get really busy on Friday night. Good luck! (follow-up)

Lily: Tell me about it! See you Monday. (respond)




Source: http://www.englishtown.com.tw/sp/teacher.aspx?articleName=137-chat


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