People Skills (Social Skills)
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Conversation Skills
Conversation & Social Skills
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100

You want to talk to your friend. What should you do first? 

1. Interrupt what they're doing to tell them a story

2. Gain their attention & greet them. 

2. Gain their attention & greet them. 

Demonstrate this with a classmate.

100

Which question word do we use to find out the person?

Who

100

Your friend says, "I went to the arcade this weekend." What can you say to respond?

Option 1:  Why do you like chocolate chip cookies?

Option 2:  That's cool! What was your favorite game?

That's cool! What was your favorite game?

100

You should follow this conversation rule to show that you are interested in the topic that someone is talking about. If you don't follow this rule, people might think you are rude or self-centered. 

Option 1:  What is talking only about my favorite things?

Option 2:  What is "staying on topic"?

What is "staying on topic"?

100

You find a cat and want to be allowed to keep it.  Think of 3 different things you could say to your mom to convince her to let you keep the cat. 

Mom could we keep this lost cat.

I will help take care of the cat.

If we can't keep it, can we find a good home for the cat?

200

After you greet a peer, what is the best way to continue the conversation? 

1. Ask a question 

2. Give them a compliment and walk away 

1. Ask a question 

Examples: How's it going? How are you? How's your day been? 

200

Which question word do we use to find out the time?

When

200

Your mom says, "I have had a hard day." What can you say to respond?

Option 1:  What happened? 

Option 2:  What's for dinner?

What happened?

200

Talking to someone while looking down or around the room means that you are not using this important people skill?

Option 1:  What is "I'm doing my own thing and that's ok!"

Option 2:  What is "whole body listening"?

What is "whole body listening"?

200

There is a new student in your class.  You've already said "Hello," "How are you," and you've introduced yourself.  Think of 3 different things you could say next. 

300

This skill is used to figure out what people around you are thinking and feeling. If you use this skill correctly, you can give a good guess about what others in the room might be thinking or feeling about you. 

Option 1:  What is daydreaming?

Option 2:  What is "thinking with your eyes"?

 "thinking with your eyes"?

300

Which question word do we use to find out the place?

Where

300

You want to play with your sister. She says, "I want to play Pop the Pig" but you want to play Monopoly. What can you say to respond?

Option 1:  Why do you hate me?

Option 2:  Let's compromise! First, we'll play Pop the Pig, then we'll play Monopoly.

Let's compromise! First, we'll play Pop the Pig, then we'll play Monopoly.

300

When someone is talking and you show that you are listening by saying comments like, "Same! Cool! or Wow!" you are using this conversation skill. 

Option 1:  What is "active listening"?

Option 2:  What is ignoring the person and rolling my eyes?

What is "active listening"? 

300

Your grandma asked you to call her once a week so the two of you can chat.  Think of 3 different questions you could ask her when you call her next. 

400

You're having a conversation with your friend, but it is time for you to leave for lunch. How could you end the conversation? 

1. Walk away

2. I'll talk to you later . I have to go to lunch.

"I have to go to lunch. I'll talk to you later!"

400

Which question word do we use to find out the reason?

Why

400

You are having a conversation with your teacher about the spring break coming up. Your teacher is asking you questions about where you will go, what you will do and who you will be with. How do you keep the conversation going? 

Option 1: Walk away

Option 2: Ask your teacher questions about his/her break

Ask your teacher questions about his/her break

400

Make sure you do this before starting any conversation!!!!

Option 1:  What is dance?

Option 2:  What is say "Hello"?

What is say "Hello"?

400

You didn't turn in your math homework because you didn't undertand what to do.  You are hoping to get some help with the assignment so you can at least turn it in late. Think of 3 different things you could say to your teacher. 

500

You want to join a conversation with two of your friends who are talking. What do you do?

1. Walk away

2. Start talking about anything

3. Wait for a pause in conversation and make a connected comment or ask an on-topic question.



Wait for a pause in conversation and make a connected comment or ask an on-topic question.

500

Ask a classmate a question about one of their interests. 


Examples:

"What shows do you watch?"

"What games do you like to play?"

"Why do you like monopoly?"

500

Your friend says, "I can't wait to go to Florida for vacation!" 

What wh question can you ask him about his trip?

1. Who are you going with? / Who are you going to visit? 

2. What are you going to do in Florida? / What do you like about Florida? 

3. Where in Florida are you going? 

4. When will you be going to Florida? / When are you coming back? 

5. Why do you go to Florida? / Why do you like to go to Florida?

500

When starting a conversation, if you don't know a person's interests you can always ask them a question about these things...

Option 1:  What do they like to play, read, do outside?

Option 2:  What is asking them really personal questions that make them feel uncomfortable?

What are what do you like to play, read, or do outside?

500

Your friends are talking about playing soccer but you really want to talk about the new Mario video game. What should you do? 

Talk about soccer with them and then say ask them if they have seen the new Mario video game.

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