Podcast #128 Conversation Helpers – At a Social Gathering

Published in the category Communicating, General Practice

Hi, I’d like to introduce myself.

My name is Jang.

I’m from Shanghai, China.

I’m from a town near Shanghai, China.

I’ve only been in Boston two months.

I’ve been here in Boston just two months.

Where are you from?

I’m not familiar with that city.

Oh, that’s a long way from here.

You’re a long way from home.

Oh, that’s not so far.

Are you a native of Boston?

Are you a native Bostonian?

Is Boston your home town?

How long have you been in Boston?

How long have you lived here?

How do you like Boston?

How do you like living in Boston?

How do you like the weather here?

How long have you been in the States?

How long have you lived in the States?

Where do you live?

Whereabouts do you live?

I’m not familiar with that neighborhood.

I don’t know that neighborhood.

Is that far from here?

What type of neighborhood is that?

Do you like it there?

Do you know many people here?

Do you know many people in Boston?

I don’t know anyone here.

I don’t know a soul here.

I know a couple of people here.

Are you a student?

What are you studying?

What’s your major?

What’s your field of study?

How did you come to choose that?

May I ask what you do for a living?

May I ask what your line of work is?

Have you been doing that for long?

How long have you been doing that?

How do you like it?

How do you find it?

Do you find it satisfying?

Have you been with the same company for long?

Do they treat you well?

Sounds good to me.

Sounds like a good deal to me.

I’m looking for groups to join.

I like outdoor activities.

I like to hike.

I’m interested in current affairs.

I’m into the environment.

I want to do volunteer work.

Any suggestions?

Any ideas for me?

It’s been nice talking with you.

Nice talking with you.

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