small talk


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incessant and usually inconsequential talk

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When incorporating small talk into the language classes, the first thing Frendo (2006) proposes teachers could do is to read about small talk and discuss the problem of small talk and its importance with the learner so that the learner understands how it works.
The comment is "neither the one nor the other" (E 219), yet it is this type of inoffensive remark, this graceful turn into the easy traffic of small talk, that constantly reminds us of the qualities Darcy lacks.
o Researchers then went through the tapes and classified the conversation snippets as either small talk about the weather or having watched a TV show, and more substantive talk about current affairs, philosophy, the difference between Baptists and Catholics or the role of education.
Small Talk was a BBC 1 programme, which saw Corbett ask the three contestants a question that they then asked panel of nine children.
I'm not good with small talk and being funny and random.
He was pretty serious,as I had expected, and not one for small talk so when he was asked what he'd like to drink I was thinking that he might say neat whisky or a tin of crushed rusty nails.
Small talk is meaningless, yet at the same time essential.
Guests had arrived at the Bella and Ubiquity First Friday networking event, at the waterfront Malmaison Hotel, expecting the usual small talk and nibbles.
Antennas and headphones have become permanent fixtures of the face, thus relegating eye contact, amicability, and small talk in general to a status of burden and distress.
But when they small-talked (there is no term for small talk in Hebrew; Israelis simply say smol-tok), they typically had no agenda.
DON'T TAKE THE LAST DONUT: NEW RULES OF BUSINESS ETIQUETTE is an important pick for any who would understand the protocols of business, from making a proper business introduction and creating a good first impression to handling small talk, conferences, and email.
To be honest what is the point of parties if you are not on the pull, you might as well save yourself the trouble of all the small talk, impractical and not very filling food, a tricky journey home and back ache from standing up for an hour in some silly high heels.
I was offered the job soon after, and the topic of dating came up again, but this time it wasn't small talk.
The movie opens somewhat promisingly, with a recently deceased British journalist (Ian McShane from ``Deadwood'') named Joe Strombel cruising the river Styx, making small talk with his fellow passengers.
One day, we were on a country drive and small talk led to the idea of Pilot Scott Tracy becoming a band.
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