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Small talk

Making "small talk" is an important part of communication. Most people spend some time on "small talk" before getting down to business.

Match the questions on the left with their responses on the right.

1. Are you originally from this part of the country? a. I haven't seen much of it yet, but it seems really interesting.
2. What do you do in your spare time? b. Yes, fairly. I watch a lot of football on TV.
3. Is this your first visit to the North of Germany? c. I read a lot and play a little golf. How about you?
4. Are you interested in sport? d. No. I come from a small town in the south.
5. So, what do you think of our city? e. Yes. I'm looking forward to seeing something of the area.


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