How to start a conversation with strangers?

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2017年3月17日

# At a Party
Can I offer you a drink?
Do you know anyone here?
You're a great dancer.
Saying something nice about someone is a good start
I like your jacket - where did you get it?
Of course you don't only have to talk about jackets: tops, shirts, shoes, blouses anything will do!

# At a Public Place- Garden/ Beach
"The weather is so nice today. Are you from around here?"
(It’s a general topic so you can expect a positive response)
Caution: After you make your first sentence, you should see by their reaction if they want to continue the conversation or not. If they appear a little rude, then stop talking to them. You don't have to say anything to stop talking. They don't expect you to. They expect you to not say another word.
But if they ask a question back, and they seem friendly, then you can continue with the conversation.
"Are you here with your family?"
An easy way to start talking is when you notice something such as their kids, family, or a dog they might be with.

# At a Tourist Location
"Are you on vacation here?"
"Yes. I'm taking a vacation from Korea."
There are many opportunities to talk with strangers. If you are waiting for a bus, or if you are waiting in line, strangers start talking to each other. Another opportunity is if you are on a ferry or in the park sitting on a bench. Basically, opportunities can come everywhere. You should practice these English conversation phrases if you want to talk with different people. Speaking in English with strangers require a lot of small talk.