“SMALL TALK” IS SO IMPORTANT
Do you have any idea what “small talk” is? Most Spanish people try to guess what this means but in general they find it quite hard.
“Small talk” is often used in a business context because it is useful when you meet someone for the first time. Generally “small talk” focuses around very generic subjects like the weather, the traffic and football. These are chosen by most people as subjects for “small talk” because most of the time people will have some knowledge about them and therefore can respond easily.
“Small talk” is often used when you are in the lift or at the start of meetings when people don't really know what to say to each other. In the UK, the best subject for “small talk” is the weather because it changes so often during the day that it is never a dull subject.
Anyway I hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 10 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.