Guided Lesson Plan – Small Talk and Gossip

Everybody loves a bit of gossip, don’t they? Whether you’re at school or in the office, hearing the latest news and secrets about your colleagues is exciting. An office is also a typical place where small talk happens. Although small talk is about unimportant and trivial things it is an important tool for creating relationships and breaking the ice with new people. It is, therefore, an important tool to teach your students.

Guided Lesson Plan - Small Talk and Gossip

This guided lesson plan contains:

  • Informal/formal/slang greetings
  • Small talk topics and activities
  • Structures for telling a secret
  • A school reunion gossip activity
  • Extra ideas and activities for higher levels
  • Follow up activities