Social English articles

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Teaching Social English articles

12 fun business socialising language activities – NEW

Teaching (not just making) small talk

Small talk in one-to-one classes problems and solutions

How to teach English greetings – LINK UPDATED

How to teach Social English – LINK UPDATED

How to teach starting and ending conversations – LINK UPDATED

How to teach small talk – LINK UPDATED

How to teach small talk questions with how – LINK UPDATED

How to teach giving and responding to good and bad news – COMING SOON

How to teach conversational reactions (including conversational reactions games) – LINK UPDATED

How to teach making and responding to invitations – LINK UPDATED

How to teach recommendations, advice and suggestions – LINK UPDATED

How to teach directions – LINK UPDATED

How to teach restaurant language – LINK UPDATED

How to teach business socialising – COMING SOON

Lists of useful Social English

The 100 most useful socialising phrases 

The 100 most useful small talk questions 

35 ways to say hello in English

41 ways to say goodbye in English

Related pages

Teaching Social English: Interactive Classroom Activities Second Edition (over 350 pages of photocopiable materials on meeting people, small talk, invitations, socialising, etc) – NEW EDITION

Social English games/ worksheets

Meeting and greeting page

Starting and ending conversations page

Conversational reactions page

Invitations page

Making arrangements page

Recommendations page

Restaurant language page

Active listening page

Giving directions page

Requests and offers page

Business socialising page

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Updated 8 November 2022