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  • Hi, my name is Rebecca from

  • In today's lesson, I'm going to show you how to end a conversation.

  • Now, many people know how to start a conversation, but it's not always clear exactly how you can end a conversation politely.

  • So I'm going to show you a three-step technique that you can use anytime you need to leave or end a conversation with someone.

  • So let's have a look at the board.

  • Basically, what you want to do is something like this: You want to give a reason; you want to refer to the future; and then, you want to say goodbye.

  • So, you could combine something from here, here, and here.

  • Let's try it out.

  • You could say: "Oh, look at the time. I'm afraid I have another appointment. Let's get together soon, okay? Bye for now. Take care."

  • So something from here, something from here, something from here.

  • Of course, a person might say something (in)between, but even if you're saying these three things, it's a very polite way to exit the conversation.

  • Another way that you can use, which we often use to be polite to the other person, is rather than indicating that you are in a hurry to go, you turn around, and you say to them: "Well, I won't keep you any longer, you're probably busy."

  • Or, "I'll let you go," something like that.

  • You could then add something from here.

  • "Let's do lunch sometime," or "I'll give you a call next week," and "Alright, see you. Bye for now."

  • Something like that.

  • A little more formal situation.

  • Let's say you've been to a meeting or a cocktail party or something like that.

  • You could say, "It's been a pleasure talking to you."

  • We're in a business situation, right?

  • "It's been a pleasure talking to you;" "It's been a pleasure meeting you, I'll call you next week;" or "May I call you next week?" if you want to, alright?

  • Here, you might skip this part because if it's a very formal situation, you might not be the one who calls them.

  • You might say something like, "I'll look forward to hearing from you," if that's relevant.

  • Or you could just say, "It's been a pleasure talking to you."

  • "Thank you very much."

  • Because in a formal situation that might be enough.

  • So by following this simple three-step rule, you can exit any conversation in a polite way.

  • If you'd like to do a little quiz on this, please go to our website, and you can practice exactly how to do this so you can do it easily in your own life.

  • If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel on YouTube as well.

  • Alright?

  • Good luck with your English.

  • Bye for now.

Hi, my name is Rebecca from

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Conversation Skills - How to END a conversation politely

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