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Small talk helps to build relationships in business environments. The weather is always an easy subject for small talk: everyone has an interest in it! Read these and then try more weather conversations.
Mary: How’s the weather today?
John: It’s all right. Not too warm, not too cold.
Mary: Do you think I need a sweater?
John: No, not if you’re not going out for long.
Mary: Are you sure? I’m pretty cold-blooded.John: Well, in that case, you might bring a sweater along.
John: I’m going to lunch. Is it raining yet?
Mary: Not yet, but the clouds look ominous.
John: Do you recommend an umbrella?
Mary: Sure. Or at least a good hat and coat.
John: It was raining this morning. Then it stopped and the sun came out, but the clouds were moving fast.
Mary: I know. I noticed that too when I was driving to work.
John: Did you bring a raincoat?Mary: No, I don’t like raincoats. I prefer a good umbrella—unless it’s too windy.
Conversation 1 Idioms/Phrases
cold-blooded. “Pretty” means “rather” or
means “having cold blood” like a reptile which means a person often
or is easily made cold.
Conversation 2 Idioms/Phrases
Clouds look ominous: clouds are dark and it will probably rain.
Variations: the clouds are very dark, the clouds look forbidding, the clouds look stormy, there are storm clouds in the sky, there are rain clouds in the sky.
Mary: I’m so glad to be going home. It’s such a sunny day!
John: I know. It’s beautiful outside. Do you have any plans?
Mary: I might sit on my deck and enjoy it for a while with my kids.
John: I know what you mean. I plan to soak in the sun in my own backyard.
Mary: My husband and I sometimes go hiking too along with our kids.
John: That’s not for me. I like a good chair and a book instead.
Mary: Well, enjoy the beautiful weekend!John: You too!
Conversation 3: Idioms/Phrases
I know what you mean: I feel the same or I have the same ideas.
Soak in the sun: enjoy the sun or sit/lay in the sun
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