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  • Hi, I'm George, and today we're going to learn how to politely exit a conversation.

  • Did I tell you about my cat's birthday last week?

  • Some of the local cats came round, and we had a little party.

  • We actually had some cat cake.

  • Did you know that cats don't even eat cake, bet you didn't?

  • Max is a nice guy, but he does waffle a lot.

  • Hey!

  • And I'm a busy man.

  • How can I exit the conversation without being rude?

  • Did I tell you about my cat's birthday last week?

  • Er, bye, Max.

  • What do you mean?

  • I'm leaving this conversation.

  • Tell me you don't mean that.

  • This would be too rude.

  • I needed another way.

  • Anyway, I've started giving her this new type of food.

  • Before, we'd always used dried food, but then someone

  • It's been nice chatting to you, Max, but I've really got to get back to work.

  • Oh, okay.

  • See you later.

  • Yeah, speak soon.

  • -Bye. -What a nice guy.

  • When exiting a conversation in a formal situation, for example, at work, you can start by saying: "Well, it's been really nice chatting to you."

  • Or :"Well, it's been nice talking to you, but …"

  • And then you can explain why you need to leave the conversation.

  • For example, you can say: "I've really got to get back to work," or "I've really got to finish my essay."

  • That day, Max continued to try to talk to me about his cat.

  • I couldn't avoid him any longer.

  • I needed to exit the conversation.

  • George, I was just trying to tell you before, we've actually got her on the dry food now.

  • Max, I'm really sorry, I've gotta run.

  • Oh, okay.

  • Yeah, I should actually get going now.

  • Okay.

  • Alright.

  • Sorry.

  • Speak to you soon.

  • Yeah, bye.

  • If you're trying to exit a conversation in the street, you can apologize first, and then explain that you urgently need to be somewhere else.

  • For example: "I'm really sorry, but I've gotta run."

  • In this sentence, we push got to together to make gotta.

  • "I'm really sorry, but I've gotta run."

  • Or you can say: "I'm really sorry, but I should probably get going."

  • "Should probably" in this sentence, makes it sound like you don't want to leave the conversation, but you have to.

  • Hi, George.

  • This is a picture of my cat.

  • This is actually her third birthday, and we got her

  • Have you met my friend, Ben?

  • This is Max.

  • Oh, hi, Max.

  • Hello, Ben.

  • Do you have any pets?

  • Yes, I do.

  • I've got a cat.

  • If you want to leave the conversation, but you aren't going to leave the room, you can introduce the person to someone else by saying,

  • "Oh, have you met my friend… ?"

  • That's all we have time for today.

  • If you enjoyed the lesson, please like the video and subscribe to the channel.

  • Also, if you're interested in learning how to start a conversation, you can check out Greg's video linked in the description below.

  • See you next time.

  • Bye.

Hi, I'm George, and today we're going to learn how to politely exit a conversation.

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