Small talk games/ worksheets

PDFs and teaching ideas for chatting about your journey, the weather, what you do, your weekend, etc. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic

Updated 1 November 2021

Teaching small talk e-book

over 100 pages of small talk photocopiables in Teaching Social English: Interactive Classroom Activities Second Edition– NEW EDITION

Lists of useful small talk language

The 100 most useful small talk questions

Small talk index pages

How questions page

Talking about your week and weekend page

Teaching small talk articles and blog posts

How to teach small talk

How to teach small talk questions with how

Small talk for specific language points – NEW LINK

Good and taboo questions – NEW LINK

Photocopiable small talk classroom activities

and see links above and below for many more

Small talk in phone calls practice (in this e-book)

Small talk in telephone calls roleplays (in this e-book)

Meeting people and small talk yes/ no questions games

Small talk questions about work and leisure

Small talk with how often

Small talk tense review – in this e-book

Business English small talk questions with be and do (and updated version in this e-book)

Business English small talk questions with Present Perfect and Past Simple (and updated version in this e-book)

Direct, indirect and taboo small talk questions

Present Perfect Simple and Continuous small talk

Small talk on the news

Present Continuous small talk

Being sympathetic and unsympathetic

Basic personal questions coin bluffing game

Small talk after not meeting for a while

Small talk with present tenses to start meetings (with useful phrases for ending the small talk and getting down to business)

Past Simple small talk questions

Wh questions for making small talk

Needs analysis and business small talk

Typical business questions brainstorming game

Discussion questions about small talk

Social language at conferences and trade fairs

Social English for business

Topics that are good for small talk

Talking about your company and job

Arts and media page

Current affairs/ News page

Describing people page

Describing places page

Education page

Family page

Food and drink page

Sports page

Weather page

Other related pages

Conversational reactions page

Social English page

Speaking main page

Taboo topics page

Starting and ending conversations page

Meeting people and greetings page

Business socialising main page

Business functional language main page