Expressões e Collocations com a palavra Talk – Parte II

Last week I wrote about the word talk. Here are some more collocations that I hope you may like.COMMON EXPRESSIONS

There is small talk, the mundane chit chat that people engage in at cocktail parties to break the ice. Topics for small talk include the weather, sports, hobbies, and news events of general interest.

POWER QUESTIONS O professor das celebridades Daniel Bonatti ensina várias técnicas para você ter conversas melhores mesmo com conhecimentos básicos de inglês. Com as power questions você vai aprender a direcionar a conversa para onde quiser e com isso alcançar seus objetivos na comunicação. ACESSAR AULA

Small talk is to be differentiated from shop talk, discussing your work with friends outside of work hours.

The infamous pillow talk, intimate talk between the sheets (among lovers) is the stuff espionage movies are made of, and it received national attention when it was feared that the presidential pillow talk would create national security leaks (breaches).

The coach of a sports team gives his squad a pep talk to motivate them. Parents and teachers often give pep talks to their charges to lift their spirits when they are down and they need some extra encouragement.

WHEN TO USE THE DEFINITE ARTICLE THE AND THE INDEFINITE ARTICLE A

If you have the talk, as opposed to have a talk (conversation) you are sitting your son or daughter down to explain the facts of life (the birds and the bees, human reproduction and gender specific attitudes regarding sexuality). (Remember that to give a talk means to present an academic lecture, dar uma palestra).

That’s it for now.

APRESENTAÇÃO PESSOAL EM INGLÊS Nesta aula, a professora Camila Oliveira ensina como você deve se preparar para fazer uma apresentação pessoal profissional em inglês. O conteúdo dessa aula ajudará você a aproveitar melhor as oportunidades no ambiente corporativo. ACESSAR AULA

ttyl (= talk to you later)

Beijinhos falantes,

Mary Ziller – USA

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Mary Ziller

I'm Mary Ziller. I tutor ESL at the IHM Lteracy Center in Philadelphia. I lived a year in Brazil where I became certified to teach English as a Foreign language.

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