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Talking to Strangers

There are many opportunities to talk with strangers.  If you are waiting for a bus, or if you are waiting in line, strangers start talking to each other.  Another opportunity is if you are on a ferry or in the park sitting on a bench.  Basically, opportunities can come everywhere.  You should practice this section if you want to talk with different people.  Talking to strangers require a lot of small talk.  You can study more about small talk in the English Lesson section.  For now, we will cover things like talking about where you came from.

If you look like a tourist, some people will ask where you are from.  This is just a way to get to know strangers.  It's quite common to talk with strangers here.  Here are some questions you might hear.

"Are you visiting from somewhere?"
"Yes.  I'm visiting from Korea."

"Are you on vacation here?"
"Yes.  I'm taking a vacation from Korea."

It's very common for strangers to talk to each other if you are at a tourist location.  For example, if you are at Disney Land and you are sitting down, someone next to you might ask some questions assuming you are visiting from somewhere.

"How are you enjoying your vacation?"
"I'm having a great time.  How about you?"

"It's pretty fun here.  Are you having a good time?"
"This is a great place.  I'm having a lot of fun.  Are you having fun?"

"Are you here with your family?"
"I'm here with my wife and 2 kids.  They are so excited to be here."

"My kids love this place.  This is our third time here.  Have you been here before?"
"This is my first time here.  I always wanted to come and I'm having a great time."

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