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If I ask you on the very first day of your fitness training to do 30 push-ups and you enthusiastically say ……

Okay! Let’s do it and you started doing.

Great! I am your coach here and I am counting…. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,… & so on…
(After 12 push-ups)

Oh, God! It’s too painful…..
You feel like giving up after 12 push-ups and there you say: I can’t do anymore!
Oh No! What happened to you after 12 pushups? Don’t you have enough strength?


Now if I ask you to keep on doing it on a daily basis, then what will happen after a month?

You’ll be able to do 30 push-ups or even more very easily. Why?

Because now you’ve got enough strength and that’s how you build your stamina.

The same thing applies when it comes to your English communication. You need to practice speaking English daily to improve your communication skills. All I want you to do is to speak English with a new person every day. Whatever words you are learning, call the random person, talk with him/her and use those words. Take the critics, listen to feedback and improve. Keep on doing this for a month and I bet, you will see improvements.


Now you’re wondering how to find a random person to speak English every day, And why a random person? I can talk to my friend or my brother.

So here is another tip:

Doing it daily is important because you gotta build strength, but doing it daily with a new person is as important. And here is why:


Did you ever notice you get super comfortable with your friends and family. And it’s easy to say things and communicate with them. But that’s not what happens when you go for that job interview or meet someone and there you need to talk in English. That new person with whom you need to communicate is a total stranger & it gets weirder when that person doesn’t care about your knowledge but instead how well you communicate in English.


Hey listen, you have been practicing English with your friends and family so far. So your mind is not ready to carry on a conversation in English with a stranger in a comfortable way. You start sweating, panic starts and then you lose control over what you speak or you get quiet for a long time and that makes a bad impression. So the takeaway here is that you’re not ready to communicate in English with strangers.


So in your practice, what was missing? That Stranger was missing.
You need to bring a nice stranger to practice English every day. The good thing is, you don’t need to go on a hunt for a stranger every day. Just call EngVarta and it will find you a nice stranger (verified English experts) who speaks English and is ready to help you improve your communication.


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Top 10 Open Ended Questions | Improve your English Communication

Improve your English communication With These Top 10 Open Ended Questions
Improve your English communication With These Top 10 Open Ended Questions
  • Did this ever happen to you that you are speaking to someone and everything is going right, then suddenly there is an awkward silence and you find out that your mind is totally blank. Also, at that time it becomes a tough deal for you to decide what to speak and you feel that the other person is thinking the same that how to begin the conversation now.
  • That scenario truly sucks- so here I have top 10 open ended questions that you can use in such moments and never run out of things to say in a conversation.

Questions are important to keep a conversation going, but asking questions is an art.

Today we will talk about the top 10 open ended questions that you can use in any conversion to receive a good response.

How would you feel if you could start a conversation – in English – with anyone? You might feel nervous? What can be the first topic that you can pick up without fear, without stress, without worrying about making any mistakes.

It might feel a little impossible. But the good news is, it’s not.


So, here are top 10 open ended questions.


1. What is the most interesting thing you’ve done recently?

When you meet someone for the first time or you don’t know something about that person then this turns out to be the best question. You will always learn something interesting in the answer of this question. Plus, there are so many variations.

You could also ask, “What is the most interesting film you’ve seen recently?” Or, “What is the most interesting book you’ve read recently.”
No matter what topic you’re interested in, this question is perfect.


2. Where are you from originally?

It is easy to ask follow-up questions after you learn where a person is from.
You may use this question when you’re traveling, when you meet someone new in your home city, or at an international conference.


3. What is the most interesting thing about your city?

It’s a perfect follow-up question to, “Where are you from?”
You could ask about someone’s city, their culture, their local cuisine, and so much more. The options are endless.

What do you do?

Everyone asks it. It is almost always the first question we ask someone when we meet for the first time. I know some cultures do not like to talk about their jobs in social situations. But if want to start a conversation with a native English speaker, do not be afraid of this question. Generally speaking, English speakers often feel a strong identity with their job and they like to talk about it, so it’s always okay to ask.


4. What is your very earliest memory as a very little kid?

This will help the person to think about the flashback of their memories.
Open-ended questions are also good because they provoke others to respond.


5. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

Don’t you love talking about travel. You know with this question, you can share stories and favorite memories and maybe you’ll even get an idea about a new destination for your next vacation! You can come up with follow-up questions like “What did you like about it?” Or, “What would you recommend if I decided to go there?”


6. What is your favorite cuisine?

Everyone likes to eat and definitely will relate to this question and loves to answer. Also, you can ask whether he/ she is a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian? Then you can tell about yourself as well.


7. What inspires you? Or Who inspired you?

This will allow anyone to think beyond the parameters and if they can connect that talk about something that you find motivating?


8. Do you like watching films?

Because everyone loves watching films!
Don’t you like it too?
May be you both have a common favorite actor or actress and in that case when you can talk about that for a long duration. And it builds a very healthy and interesting conversation.


9. What are your dreams?

We all have dreams. We always think about them, we work for them. So this open ended question will lead to an endless conversation and might be a good start to take it ahead!

Last but not the least,


10. What is your favorite season?

You can talk about – your likes or dislikes about that weather or even what trends are going around. You know, like Wedding season, with just a few practical steps and the right questions, you can be better prepared to start a conversation.

Open ended are your best way to never run out of things to say in a conversion.
Now you have all these questions – start practicing them with new people you’re meeting to sharpen your English communication skills.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, they are part of your learning journey. And if you don’t want to practice with new people or it’s difficult to find new people to practice such open ended conversations, then you can practice with English experts at Engvarta app.


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5 Simple Tips to follow For Better Communication

Simple Tips to follow For better communication
Simple Tips to follow For better communication
  • In this blog, we’ll talk about 5 tricks which will help you to never run out of things to say in a conversion.
    Yes…..you can talk in English without pressurizing yourself keeping these points in mind.
    How often does it happen that we are talking about something, and turn silent the next moment?
    This might happen with you as well, right?

You just have to keep these 5 points in your mind and you will always find something to
pop up in your conversation.
Are you guys excited? So lets start…


1. Reminds me of.
What you could do is look around yourself and say: hey this reminds me of ——- & then
fill in the blanks with something you see around. It could be anything around you – and that will keep the conversation going.

For example: if there are kids playing say – hey, this little kid looks like my nephew? Or he reminds of that cute boy from a movie which I watched recently?

Oh, this painting reminds me of my last trips to Manali. There can be many variations and it always will give you more things to talk about.


2. Ask open ended questions.
Let’s take an example to understand it.
If you ask someone “Do you like Delhi?” So the answer can be either “Yes, I like Delhi.” Or I don’t like Delhi.

But if you ask How do you like Delhi/ Tell me something about Delhi?
Where you ask “Why” – there is a probability that it will lead to a conversation.
Suppose you meet any teacher, then you can ask, ‘WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A TEACHER?’


3. Use revival question.
When you feel that you don’t understand anything and you suddenly start feeling what to say in certain situations, then this point will help you for sure.


Suppose… you are in a new group…you don’t know anyone and after short introduction. You fail to keep the conversation going then….. You may ask HOW DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW EACH OTHER?

And for sure, some or the other story will come out about which you can talk.
Or on condition that it’s just a conversation between two people, then you can ask, ‘What’s your story?’ Everyone has some story to tell and also it’s an open ended question.

To those people whom you already know, even while talking to them you feel like, ‘What to say now?”

You can ask them about their future plans? What are they working on?

Everyone has some plans and want to make their life interesting- just give
them a chance to talk about it.


4. Give compliments.
You have to compliment something that you have noticed and you liked it?
Like someone’s hairstyle is looking decent then you could ask them “did you get a haircut?” Even if they didn’t, you may talk about what made you think so.


5. Flip the script.
You may take a pause while speaking & make a good eye contact.
It is very important that you give another person the opportunity to speak, or to ask something. If you still feel stuck or nothing to ask – try asking why or how did you feel about the last sentence that person talked about.

For example- If someone went to a museum yesterday, so you can ask,’ DID YOU ENJOY YOURSELF THERE?’

Or ‘awesome! Tell me something interesting about that place?
like the new things you discovered etc.

So friends if you keep these 5 points in your mind this will help your conversation going. But the secret to having a great conversion is to sharpen your skills with regular practice. So go ahead and start practicing these tricks with the friends or new people you’re meeting.


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