Small Talk: Questions

Useful vocabulary and phrases

How are you?How are you doing?
How’s it going?Alright?
What are you doing?Been busy?
What are you up to?
Whare are you going?Where are you heading?
Where are you off to?
Would you like to…?Do you fancy…?
Want to…?Fancy…?

*Note: fancy can be:
fancy + (verb + ing) or
fancy + noun

Dialogues

Dialogue 1

How’s it going Dave?
Not bad. How about you?
I’m fine, thanks.

Dialogue 2

How’s it going Dave?
Not bad. How about you?
I’m fine. Hey, what are you up to tomorrow night?
Nothing. Why?
Want to go out for a drink?
Sure.

Dialogue 3

Hey there Dave. Where are you off to?
I’m just heading out to the bank. I’ll be back in 5 minutes.
Do you fancy a drink when you get back?
Sure, that sounds good. I will give you a call around 7.

Dialogue 4

Hey Dave. What are you up to tonight?
Not a lot. Why?
Fancy some dinner later?
Sure. What time are you thinking?
About 6 OK with you?
That should be fine.