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Elementary - Small Talk (B0044) A: Morning. B: Hi there Mr. Anderson! How are you on this fine morning? A: Fine, thank you. B: It sure is cold this mor...

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Elementary - Small Talk

(B0044)

A:

Morning.

B:

Hi there Mr. Anderson! How are you on this fine morning?

A:

Fine, thank you.

B:

It sure is cold this morning, isn’t it? I barely even get out of bed!

A:

Yeah. It’s pretty cold, alright.

B:

Did you catch the news this morning? I heard that there was a fire on Byron Street.

A:

No, I didn’t hear about that.

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B:

Did you happen to watch the football game last night? The Patriots scored in the last minute!

A:

No, I don’t like football.

B:

Oh. . . By the way, I saw you with your daughter at the office Christmas party. She is really beautiful!

A:

She’s my wife! Oh, here’s my floor! Nice talking to you. Goodbye.

B:

Sir this is the 56th floor! We are on the 70th!

A:

That’s okay, I’ll take the stairs!

Key Vocabulary

It sure is

Phrase

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Affirmation or confirmation of something

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barely even

Adverb

hardly, not

catch

Verb

hear, listen to

Did you happen to

Phrase

By chance or casualty someone did something

By the way

Phrase

phrased used to interject another topic in a conversation

take the stairs

Phrase

go up the stairs, use the stairs

small talk

Pronoun

short, firendly conversation about things that are not important

chat

Verb

talk (informal)

network

Verb

talk with people to form business connections

awkward

Adjective

difficult to deal with

uncomfortable

Adjective

a feeling of being embarrassed or uneasy

could almost

Supplementary Vocabulary

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