Russian in conversational topics
Practicing spoken language is not as simple and easy as it seems to those who think that the conversation is mostly about shopping and ordering in a restaurant. In fact, it all depends on the purpose of the conversation and the person with whom the conversation is conducted.
Sitting in a restaurant with a person you are interested in, you will not have time to blink as the conversation from the polite formula is to move to very complex topics in order to "better understand
the interlocutor as a person". Add to this the trend of holding business meetings in a restaurant. As well as modern networking clubs where you can find yourself meeting top managers and investors and, over a glass of wine, telling them about your project. Your ability to speak and keep the conversation on track and at the right speed will cost you dearly. That's why you have to train yourself in advance.
If you have had such an experience, then you already understand that language is not what is written in textbooks or what teachers talk about. Language is your ability to say everything you think is important and relevant to any person you intend to talk to, and about topics that are interesting and promising to you.
But if so, then you have already noticed that it is important not to only know how to say the first kind phrases, it is important to control the conversation, to say what is useful for you and to bring understanding to the final success for you and your interlocutor.
Conversation is always a negotiation, although sometimes it is a mini negotiation. From this, we draw the following conclusion: it is important to follow a certain life cycle of a probable conversation, to understand what a conversation can come to and through which arguments. This may include etiquette and protocol, as well as knowledge of mentality and intercultural differences, as well as knowledge of intelligence types, and most importantly, the ability to express oneself on a range of general human and professional topics, taking into account all of the above.
Because people are different, conversations can be divided into conditional types. For example, a conversation with the owner of the restaurant you came to - you will be surprised, but it is possible when you are in Italy, for example. And such a conversation can consist of exchanging recognition, who was born and raised where, in which city. This is how Italians understand how to communicate with a visitor and what price to charge. And if it turns out that you are compatriots, or you just like a place that the owner of the restaurant likes, then the price on the bill may look a little different. Another example is a business club organized by British businessmen. At such meetings in the restaurant, you can meet lawyers, politicians, investors, computer scientists, engineers, doctors, builders, bankers and others, and all of them will look like nice, decently trained people with a smile on their face. At least at the beginning of the conversation. That is why we say that a conversation is always a kind of negotiation.
Knowing all this, on our website we offer conversational topics on video, which were created exactly as scenes of "life negotiations". These recordings have everything that happens in real situations: kindness and rudeness, wisdom and stupidity, the development of events, the consequences of conversations, life lessons learned. You will see that talking is much, much more than just ordering a meal in a restaurant.