Small talks with unfamiliar people, for example, work partners, colleagues or new acquaintances, which sometimes have to be held in the office, at official events or in an informal setting, cause discomfort for many. As a rule, there are two problems - the topic and how to start a conversation. At the same time, difficulties arise especially often if the conversation has to be conducted in a foreign language. To help you cope with this sometimes awkward social situation, we've put together some English phrases that are easy to have a short, casual conversation with in almost any situation.
Here we provide Business English small talk expressions and phrases for business events. These examples and useful phrases help you introduce yourself, talk about the weather, and ask someone about their job. Because light conversations are an important part of many professional situations, these topics and themes will help you.
1. Beautiful day, isn’t it?
2. Can you believe all of this rain we’ve been having?
3. It looks like it’s going to snow.
4. I hear they’re calling for thunderstorms all weekend.
5. We couldn’t ask for a nicer day, could we?
6. How about this weather?
7. Did you order this sunshine?
8. Looking forward to the weekend?
9. Have you worked here for a long time?
10. I can’t believe how busy/quiet we are today, can you?
11. Has it been a long week?
12. You look like you could use a cup of coffee.
13. What do you think of the new computers?
14. So, how do you know Justin?
15. Have you tried … that Sandy made?
16. Are you enjoying yourself?
17. It looks like you could use another drink.
18. Pretty nice place, huh?
19. I love your dress. Can I ask where you got it?
20. How old’s your baby?
21. What’s your dog’s name?
22. The tulips are surely beautiful at this time of year, aren’t they?
23. How do you like the new park?
24. Nice day to be outside, isn’t it?
25. I didn’t think it would be so busy today.
26. You look like you’ve got your hands full with …
27. The bus must be running late today.
28. It looks like we are going to be here a while, huh?
29. I’ll have to remember not to come here on Mondays.
30. How long have you been waiting?