In this lesson, we will focus on collocations that are used to describe conversations.
How can you describe a conversation you have had or heard? Well, there are many collocations that can help you do that, so let's look at the most common ones.
exchange greetings (= say hello to each other)
drop a hint (= give a hint; when you say something in an indirect way)
a snatch of conversation (= when you hear a short part of a conversation)
make small talk
a quick chat | a brief chat
a little chat
a cosy chat (British English) | a cozy chat (American English)
(= a relaxed, private conversation)
a quiet chat (= when you don't want to be interrupted by other people)
go into detail(s) (about/on) (= give a lot of details about a situation)
a long discussion (about/on) | a lengthy discussion (about/on)
English collocation lessons:
English Lesson: Collocations for Success
English Lesson: Collocations for Feelings
English Lesson: Collocations for Rural Life
English Lesson: Collocations for Urban Life
Collocations and Expressions for Childhood
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