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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
What question can you ask someone to start a conversation at a conference?

What question can you ask someone to start a conversation at an international conference?

Professor Smith, it's good to see you again. How are you _____________________?

I see that you are working for Mega-Corp in the Spanish division. In which city are you _______?

Ms Steel: What did you think of the last talk?
Mrs Wood: I thought it ______________________.

Jerry: Did you catch the afternoon presentation?
Jenny: Yes! It certainly provoked a _____________.

The research paper puts forward some innovative ideas. It certainly challenges the _________.

Lunch was late by over an hour-and-a-half. I'm rather ____________ by the organisation at this conference.

Mrs Sourchops: What was your impression of the closing speech?
Mr Grumble: I thought it was rather ________.

In my view, the film makes a fairly _______ argument.

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131 Comments on “Business meeting & conference SMALL TALK – How to avoid that awkward moment!”

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Great lesson it’s useful and simple

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

    Useful phrases to avoid awkward moments at a conference or talk Jade; they’re easy to remember, by the way.

    Well,I could say -in a sense- that I’m kind of ready for my next electronic presentation.

    The challenge here,however, is to find the right contexts to put all these expressions into real practice; otherwise we’ll forget them soon.

    Bye Jade, take care.

    Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Dear Jade, your lessons always challenge the status quo.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Dear Jade, Thank you for this wonderful lesson. Looking forward for others… stay happy, Regards,

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thank you soo much!

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thank you very much Jade!!
My band was in one of the answers of the quiz (Dire Straits hahaha) :) :)

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thanks for this lesson I thought it raised some interesting questions xd

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thanks Jade for sharing with us this outstanding lesson. Overall, it was worthwile :)

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thanks Jade for sharing with us!

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

It was such a great lesson. Even if the British accent is a little bit difficult to follow, but I found it very helpful.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

it’s a great lesson!

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Your lessons are always useful to sound smarts

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thanks Jade! Great lesson, this is something that can help me a lot.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thanks Jade,! It’s worthwhile..

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

I love you jade, you are the best!!

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

thanks, it’s great

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

I like yr lessons very much!

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thank you Jade for the lesson.It generate a lively discussion.It is useful not only for improving the language but also in life situation, to have an interesting conversation.I like when discussion goes in cleaver way ,but different opinions make discussion interesting.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

I’m really into your accent and the brilliant method of teaching.

Keep it up!
Regards :*

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thank you Jade

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Hello Jade . Thank you for this course . Fifteen lessons without seeing you . We were all impatient !
See you .

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thank you very much for the lesson. It´s my first time here, and I can say it was really worthwhile.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thanks teacher. I should repeat .

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

its very good

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thank you teacher

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Mediocre for us in Brasil is .. very, very bad.. almost offensive ..

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Very useful lesson, Jade! Thank you and greetings from Brazil!

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

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Wednesday, January 20th 2016

    Salam Mohammad. Where r u from? How old r u?:)

    Sunday, January 24th 2016

What a useful lesson! Thank you Jade!

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thank you Jade. “This question would only make sense if the conference was in Helsinki…” – it was especially funny :)

Thursday, January 21st 2016

The lesson is very useful, thank you.
Sorry about offtop, I have a question in general. The words “strange”, “odd” and “weird”, do they mean exactly the same or It is better to use each of it in some certain situation?

Thursday, January 21st 2016

A brilliant and very useful lesson, thank you very much!

Thursday, January 21st 2016

Thank you for the lesson. But this time you don’t give your lesson as you used to. Sorry!
The topic is good but your way of explaining.

Thursday, January 21st 2016

Thanks Jade.

Thursday, January 21st 2016

Very useful, Thanks a lot.

Thursday, January 21st 2016

It’s really useful and awesome.
Thank you Jade

Thursday, January 21st 2016

That was awsome and professional

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Thanks, great lesson to know more about new vocaboulary and new tips…

Friday, January 22nd 2016

hahahha Genesis and Dire Stratis! LOL Jade

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Thanks for your helping to us, Jade.

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Thanks jade, the lesson was really very useful.
Waiting for more lessons :)

Friday, January 22nd 2016

thank you so much

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

very nice . thanks jade

Sunday, January 24th 2016

Yees 100! :) Who wants to communicate with me?

Sunday, January 24th 2016

    me) my skype- a.faxa

    Saturday, January 30th 2016

thank you :)

Monday, January 25th 2016

Thank you for beautiful lesson

Monday, January 25th 2016


    Saturday, January 30th 2016

Great teacher !

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Always a pleasure to take lessons from Jade!

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Thank´s for your method. It´s very useful for me.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Great teacher, great lesson :)

Thursday, January 28th 2016

great ! Thank you Jade

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Thanks a lot, i’ll feel less lonely on the next drpalcon :)

Friday, January 29th 2016

thanks a lot

Friday, January 29th 2016

good lesson, difficult accent, but I think its advantage /makes listening a bit harder/ thanks.

Monday, February 1st 2016

Thanks Jade!

Your presentation has been to a high standard. It outlined, using direct phrases, key areas of concern on small talks in conferences :-)

Thursday, February 4th 2016

Thanks Jade! Your class has been worthful! haha ;D

Sunday, February 7th 2016

tnx jade ur class was just outstanding

Monday, February 8th 2016

thanks jade

Monday, February 8th 2016

your pronounce is so hard for me

Friday, February 12th 2016

thank you so much

Sunday, February 14th 2016

I liked your class. thank you

Sunday, February 14th 2016

i got 10 out of 10,thank you so much Jade,your lessons are impressive and practical.Furthermore,your teaching style seems rather lovely,very interesting and informative.

Friday, February 19th 2016

Hello Jade. Please help me in speaking. Please

Friday, February 19th 2016

hello jade,thanks a lot

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank Jade for the lesson, you are a good teacher.

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank for lesson. are you from UK?

Thursday, February 25th 2016

hi Jade you are good at teaching . Thank a lot

Friday, February 26th 2016

you are beautiful. but you are not good enough to teach

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

    she is nice and good

    Monday, March 28th 2016

I’m so glad for this opportunity to improve my english just watching the videos and practicing what i learned during and after that. Thank you very much!

Friday, March 4th 2016

    Hello Cela, how have you been ?
    I would like to practice my English with you by viber, what´s app, skype or another app…. I am brazilian..
    if you want too.. answer me on my email

    Monday, May 30th 2016

Jade, you seem to be running out of batteries. Recharge, and start enunciating. Whenever I watch your lessons, in order to hear you, I need to turn up the volume that much the neighbors want to call the police.

Monday, March 14th 2016

    hahah…you are humorous.try to adapt to the London accent :D

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

Thanks Jade. Nice lesson! You were in good shape, me too, I scored 100% on the quiz ;)

Monday, March 14th 2016

My favorite teacher ever

Monday, March 21st 2016


Friday, March 25th 2016

I could just say.thanks a lot.I really really appreciate you.

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

I watched this video on youtube, but here I just leave the comment about a teacher. Jade’s motivational videos are available on youtube.

Friday, April 1st 2016

many thanks

Thursday, April 7th 2016

This is really useful

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

i love you…

Thursday, May 12th 2016

Interisting lesson!

Wednesday, May 25th 2016

Great class¡

Monday, May 30th 2016

It was an amazing lesson. It really helped me to understand how to give a clever opinion on any conference or talk! Yeah! Third quiz in a row with 100%! Thanks Jade!

Sunday, June 5th 2016

My score was 80 ;) I need to emprove. Very good lesson. She gave me new ideas, several times I am in international conferences.

Thursday, June 9th 2016

    i think you mean emprove should be improve :)

    Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

Thanks for the lesson. I appreciate a lot your explain.

Friday, June 10th 2016

a great simple lesson ^__^

Monday, June 20th 2016

Thanks Jade, It was a great lesson for me. Part of my job is organise international conferences. It´s so important to me. :D

Monday, June 20th 2016

Excelent talk! Thanks, you are great!

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

Thanks for another great lesson jade!

Monday, July 11th 2016

thank you jade

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

Useful context and phrases! Thanks!

Monday, August 8th 2016

Thanks Jade, it’s my first lesson with you. I liked it

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Thanks Ms.Jade,such a good lesson,i love it.

Thursday, August 18th 2016

I just cannot like your video more: )

Thursday, August 18th 2016

Thank you Jade!

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Thank you Jade

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thank you, Jade! Your lesson helps a lot!!!

Monday, September 12th 2016

Thank you!

Thursday, October 13th 2016

Hi Jade! your lectures are really helpful,I AM GETTING USE TO YOUR ACCENT. its give me joy to listen to your lecture and then try to speak that way.

Saturday, November 19th 2016

    it gives me joy.

    Saturday, November 19th 2016

useful lesson

Thursday, November 24th 2016

It’s very important for us to hear another accent other than canadian. Thank you so much!

Saturday, December 17th 2016

Thanks a lot, very useful

Thursday, December 29th 2016

Hi! Sounds very familiar! Cool

Thursday, January 26th 2017

Thanks Jade! it is really a useful lesson to improve my english skills.

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Thanks teacher! I liked so much this lesson. I hope I will go to a international conference one day and certainly I’ll use this useful tips.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Good stuff, thank you

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

it was very useful!

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Thanks for the lesson, Jade! I have a question, is there any difference in asking “What DID you think about the last presentation?” and “What DO you think about the last presentation?”?

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

it’s very helpful and Jade’s accent is lovely I like her very much.

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Good ! I got 100%

Saturday, July 8th 2017


Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Thanks !!

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

Thank you

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

JADE It was great! Thank you

Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Hi jade, Really good lesson but I think it is more appropriate for advance learner.I appreciate your efforts and ideas you are bringing for all of us in order to improve us in english, regards

Thursday, December 14th 2017

Jade,thank you for your practice.I appreciate the option to switch on text on your video.Havea nice day!

Thursday, January 11th 2018

Great instructor. I have impressed by Jade’s way of teaching. Her true potential and skills are revealed when you increase the speed of the video to 2.0(if you could catch up).

Monday, February 12th 2018

Jade, your speech is absolutely ununderstandable! Please, say clearer!

Wednesday, April 25th 2018

Very useful. Thanks.

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

I really loves this website and its English Teachers it’s fun easy to understand and convenients

Friday, August 24th 2018

It’s really helpful, Thx

Monday, August 27th 2018

Thank you, Jade. You are a pretty girl~~

Friday, October 26th 2018

Thank you, Jade, it was a wonderful lesson.

Friday, May 17th 2019

ten out of ten!YEAH

Thursday, June 27th 2019

Very good explanation helped me get 10/10

Monday, December 30th 2019

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