ऐसा अकसर होता है कि आप पार्टी में जाते हैं और वहां लोगों को आपस में अंग्रेजी में बात करते हुए देख कर आप संकोच से भर जाते हैं। ऐसे में आप अंग्रेजी में लोगों से कैसे बात शुरू करें और क्या बात करें, इसकी जानकारी दे रहा है यह लेख...
Where have you had the most interesting discussions? We think, it was at parties. Where have you sat through the most boring chit-chat? We think, it was also at parties. What can you do to make sure you have the best time at parties, and get plenty of English practice, too? So, it is time that you learn to start a casual conversation at a party and to keep it going.
Be proactive and friendly. Come to the nearest person and say something like: ‘Hi, I'm Shreya, nice to meet you.’ Or ‘Hello, I don't think we've met. My name is Shreya.’ See someone you have already met? In that case, you can remind the other person of when and where you two last met, as a way to start the conversation. Here is an example for you: ‘Hi, we met here the last time but I don't think we've spoken. I'm Shreya.’
Introduce Your Companion
If you go to the party with a friend, you can also introduce him or her, saying something like this: ‘Hi, this is my classmate/colleague/friend Meeta.’
Ask Context-based Questions
After introducing yourself, you can start with some basic questions to establish common ground for the conversation to develop. Here are some questions you can use: ‘How do you know [the host]?’
‘Do you live/study/work here in [the city]?’ ‘How long have you been here?’
If something stands out in the person you are talking with, like if he or she arrived with a companion, it could be appropriate to ask, ‘How do you know each other?’ Similarly, if they have a name you do not recognize, you could ask something like, ‘This is the first time I've met someone named [their name]. Where is that name originally from?’
Give a Compliment
A positive comment followed by a question is a good way to break the ice. Here are some examples to give you ideas: ‘The food is delicious. Did you make it?’; ‘That's a lovely bracelet. Can I ask where you got it?’
Movies or Web series
Questions about the latest movies and shows are an easy win. So keep this topic in your pocket and practice questions like these: Have you seen ‘Inside edge?’
Work or Studies
You are likely to find out about the other person’s job or school within the first few minutes. Here are some examples: ‘How do you find your work/studies?; What is a typical day at your work/school?’
Promising to speak again is a nice way to indicate that you enjoyed talking to someone. You can say: ‘Bye for now. See you next time/next week/soon.’