Meeting people with English/通过英语结交朋友
学习外国语言最困难的一步就是有自信的开始和别人交谈。尤其是和他们土生土长的人。这里有一些忠告可以帮助你break the ice。
第一步就是break the ice(开使交谈)。你可以自我介绍：「Hello, my name is...」或者是试着较轻松的方式象是「Hi,
you come from?」或是如果你现在正在外面，你可以评论今天的天气，象是「It's really cold today isn't it?」
将你已经知道的单字，在平常的时候运用出来是一个让交谈持续的好方法。例如：如果你参加派对，你可以问别人他们是否认识这里的主人。或是如果你正在排队等公交车，你可以一边叹息一边说「Don't you just hate waiting in line!」
然后，最好的话题是询问你的新朋友有关于他或是她自己：「Where do you work?」 或「What do you like to do in your spare time?」当你想要认识某一个人这些是最好的问题，请记得每一个人都很喜欢谈论有关于他们自己！
持续的谈话很重要的对于回应别人在说什么.例如：「That must be interesting!」或是「Really? I've never tried that."你也可以重复对方说的及问一些follow-up问题，象是「You lived in
Paris? For how long?」
最后，不要忘记要有礼貌，否则你会'put your foot in it'
One of the hardest steps in learning a foreign language is finding the confidence to start a conversation. This is especially difficult when the other person is a native speaker. Here are some tips to help you break the ice.
The first step is to break the ice (start the conversation). You can introduce yourself with: "Hello, my name is..." or try a more relaxed approach like "Hi, I'm..." You can follow up your greeting with a simple question like "Where do you come from?" or a comment on the weather if you're outside, e.g. "It's really cold today isn't it?"
It's a good idea to start with something easy and impersonal to help you build your confidence. The subject of weather is an easy one that everyone in the world is able to talk about!
A good way to keep a conversation going is to talk about something you've got in common. For example if you meet someone at a party, you could ask them how they know the host. Or if you're standing in line for the bus, you could sigh and say "Don't you just hate waiting in line!"
After that, the best thing to do is to ask your new friend about him or herself: "Where do you work?" or "What do you like to do in your spare time?" are good questions when getting to know someone. Remember, everyone likes to talk about themselves!
To keep a conversation going it's important to respond to what people say, for example "That must be interesting!" or "Really? I've never tried that." You could also repeat what the person says and ask a follow-up question, like "You lived in Paris? For how long?"
Having a conversation in the 'real world' is always more challenging than talking in the classroom. But don't give up! Remember, you don't have to understand every word: concentrate on the words that you do understand instead of getting stuck on the ones you don't.
Finally, don't forget to be polite, or you may 'put your foot in it' and say something embarrassing. Mistakes like these can end a conversation before they even start.