Eva is in the elevator. The doors open and Peter walks in.

Eva: What floor?

Peter: Lobby, please. Oh, it’s already pressed.

Eva: Ya.

Peter: Sure is cold today. Good that you have your coat.

Eva: Ya, I saw online that a cold front was coming. I’m glad. It’s been so hot recently.

Peter: You can say that again.

The elevator reaches the lobby and Peter walks out.

Peter: Have a good day!

Eva: Thanks, you too.


Discussion Questions



  • "Small talk", or making short conversations with strangers, is quite common in the US. Is it common in your culture?
  • List three places where you might have small talk.