SMALL TALK TOPICS AND SUGGESTED SENTENCE
  • Weather1 - "Wow, it's gonna rain all long weekend eh?" "It's sure cold this morning, eh?" "What's the high today?"
  • Politics - "Did you hear what happened to Justin Trudeau?" "It's crazy that Donald Trump may become president, isn't it?/eh"
  • Sports - "The raptors are doing really bad, eh?" "The Jays had quite the interesting game against Texas eh/didn't they?" "The flames were bad this year, eh/weren't they?..."
  • School - "You applied for other schools, didn't you?" "What are you going to do after Columbia College?" "What are the best schools to go to in Calgary?" "What school do your children go to, how do you like it?"
  • Classmates - "Did you do the homework?" "What did you get for question 3?"
  • Shopping - "Did you hear, there's a big sale at Michael's this weekend?" "Things are sure expensive at Safeway, aren't they?"
  • Bus-stop - "Do you know when the next bus arrives?" "The #5 is often late, isn't it?" "Oh, I missed the last bus, that bus driver is sure strict, isn't he?"
  • Traffic - "This morning traffic was sure bad, eh/wasn't it?" "Deerfoot is sure bad coming from the south these days, isn't it?"
  • A Person is Fasting - "Difficult time of year to be fasting, isn't it?" "So hard to fast when the days are so long, isn't it?"
  • Hot - "I wish I had A/C, does your house have AC?" "How do you stay cool?" "It's nice that a breeze blows at night in Calgary, isn't it?
  • Orlando - "It's terrible what happened in Orlando, isn't it?"
  • Muhammad Ali - "He was such an iconic figure, wasn't he?" "It's interesting he had a multi-religion funeral, isn't it?
  • Gordie Howe - "I hear a famous hockey player died, is that true?
  • Weather2 - "It's been chilly these days, hasn't it? "It was sure windy yesterday, wasn't it?"
  • Weather3 - June 27 - "Wow, it sure rained on the weekend, didn't it?" "It was raining on the weekend, wasn't it?" "Do you garden?" Alberta has not irrigation for the farmland. That means if it does not rain, if it is dry, we have no food to eat (traditionally).
  • England - June 27 - "Did you hear that UK voted to leave the EU, that will be interesting to watch, won't it?"
  • Eurocup - July 11 - "Did you hear what happened at the Euro cup?"
  • Tennis - July 11 - "Did you hear what happened with Milos Raonic or the female Canadian playing tennis?"
  • "Did you go stampeding (to the stampede) on the weekend?
  • "Did you have a big thunderstorm at your house?"
  • "Did you hear what's happening in the USA?" "Did you hear that there was a shooting?"
  • "Did you hear what happened in the USA, yesterday?" 3 officers killed by shooter
  • "Did you hear what happened in the Turkey/Nice?"
  • "Did you hear that they are having the Republican Convention in _?"
  • "It's so sad what happened to the little girl."
  • "Did you hear that Justin Trudeau was here on Friday?"
  • "People are afraid that what happened in France may happen here, don't you think?"
  • "Did you hear about how well Stampede was attended?"
  • "Did you hear that it has been the rainiest July in 100 years?"
  • "Did you hear that was yet another shooting in Edmonton/Florida in a night club?"
  • "It's terrible what happened in Munich, eh / isn't it?
  • "Did you go to the Latino festival downtown?"
  • "It's terrible that they can't find that boy who was hiking, isn't it?"
  • Did you hear about Trump's wife's speech?
  • Did you hear about the flooding in Fort McMurrary?
  • Did you hear about the Air Canada flight?
  • I got hail damage on Saturday; how about you?
  • "How's Canada doing in the Olympics?"
  • "Did you hear about our Silver medal?"
  • "Did you hear about the refugee team?"
  • "Did you see Justin Trudeau at the beach, without his shirt?"
  • "Did you go to the Latino Festival?"
  • "Did you hear about the bad accident?"