Conversation Starters to Break the Ice


Today’s episode is about quick Conversation Starters (30+ Conversation Starters to help you break the ice) that you can use and incorporate in your daily routine. These phrases are spoken by me, my friends and other native speakers. I’ve created this special Audiobook just for the listeners of the show. You’ll also hear the Repeat After Me in today’s episode. Enjoy :)

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You’re listening to English Made Simple, this is episode number 2-4-0, number two-hundred and forty, numero doscientos cuarenta.

Welcome back everybody, welcome back to the EMS show. This podcast is right for you if you want to improve your listening and speaking skills. It will help you with building a vocabulary of new words and it will also help you improve your pronunciation. And guess what, we achieve all of this ONE conversation at a time. 

My name is Milena, I’m the host of the Enlgish Made Simple show, and you can find me at

A quick question amigos…

Do you have to speak English like a native speaker… and I mean in the sense of using the same intonation of words, having the same accent as a person who was born in an English-speaking country?

Speaking just like a native speaker.

To this say I say: Naaaah. You don’t have to sound the same. I don’t have an Aussie accent.

But here’s what you can do instead is…

You can work on reducing your accents to the level that is as close to that of the native speaker, you can incorporate new words into your life, learn colloquial phrases to help you fit in and integrate faster.

I had always wondered are some of you listening aspiring to sound more like a native speaker?

I don’t know. I kinda like my accent. I like foreign accents in general, there’s always something interesting about the person when you hear they have an accent.

Ok, so where am I going with this?

I’m trying to motivate you to not worry about your accents too much but instead start building your personal vocabulary of words and phrases to resemble how native speakers talk.

Ok, sounds good?

Well, great because today, I want to help you with that.

Today, I’ll tell you about an ebook I created just for you. And we’ll also have the Repeat After Me phrase as well today.

Remember, how I created a speaking challenge called TheConvoStarter challenge, then found out that the majority of you are feeling a bit shy to do the challenge? It’s understandable.

30+ Conversation Starters to Help You Break the Ice

Well, I’ve just created an ebook that has some really cool conversation starters for you to practice by yourself when you’re feeling super confident.

I have also included examples inside the Audiobook.

And you should know, the ebook comes with Audio. I’ll walk you through each phrase.

The book is called “30+ Conversation Starters in Real Life (with Examples) plus you’ll get 5 quick and easy convo starters to practice by yourselves when you are out shopping in the real world.

You can get more info at

And now you have to spell the whole word: CONVERSATION.
Good luck!

The first part of the ebook contains 30+ Conversation starters that I have personally used here in Australia but also, I’ve included some my friends used as well. I’ve asked them for some ideas they were kind enough to share their examples.


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

Podcast Host

Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers.

Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services.

Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.


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