1.3 Post-Listening



  1. When do you use small talk?
  2. What topics do you like for small talk?
  3. When and how can you move from small talk to deeper conversation?


  1. Do you think taking notes when you listen is important? Why?
  2. What are your strategies for taking notes?
  3. Look at the sets of notes below. Which do you prefer? Why?
Notetaking Examples
Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Small talk – where?

  • party
    • new people
    • feel comfortable
  • bus stop
    • ask question
    • friendly
Where do I use small talk?

  1. At a party because I meet new people and we feel comfortable
  2. At a bus stop I ask a question because it is friendly
Small Talk





new ppl

Bonus: Abbreviations and Short Forms

Next: Chapter 2 (Yuna’s Brothers)


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