Talk about the weather | * Beautiful day, isn't it? * Can you believe all of this rain we've been having? * It looks like it's going to snow. * It sure would be nice to be in Hawaii rightabout now. * I hear they're calling for thunderstorms all weekend. * We couldn't ask for a nicer day, could we? * How about this weather? |
Talking about current events | * Did you catch thenews today? * Did you hear about that fire on Fourth St? * What do you think about this transit strike? * I read in the paper today that the Sears Mall is closing. * I heard on the radio todaythat they are finally going to start building the new bridge. * How about those Reds? Do you think they're going to win tonight? |
At the office | * Looking forward to the weekend? * Haveyou worked here long? * I can't believe how busy/quiet we are today, can you? * Has it been a long week? * You look like you could use a cup of coffee. * What do you think of the new computers?|
At a social event | * So, how do you know Justin? * Have you tried the cabbage rolls that Sandy made? * Are you enjoying yourself? * It looks like you could use another drink. * I loveyour dress. Can I ask where you got it? |
Out for a walk | * How old's your baby? * What's your puppy's name? * The tulips are sure beautiful at this time of year, aren't they. * How do youlike the new park? * Nice day to be outside, isn't it? |
Waiting somewhere | * I didn't think it would be so busy today. * You look like you've got your hands full (with children or goods).|
Is this your first time in Canada?
Did you enjoy the flight? Not too long? Not too tired? What did they serve for lunch?
What do you think about Vancouver? Compared to Paris?
Not too coldweather for you?
Find a common interest and discuss
Where do you come from?
Have you some childrens? How old are they?
Did you watch desperate housewives?
Did you like sport...
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