What are some examples of informal English you can use to greet your work mates? How do you make friendly chitchat with your colleagues? What kinds of topics can you talk about? Weâ€™ll be looking at some answers. In particular, weâ€™ll cover informal greetings and how to chat about movies. As almost everyone loves to go to the cinema, movies are usually a good topic for small talk.
Key Language: Informal Greetings & Talking about Movies.
This is a slang expression. â€œVegâ€ is short for vegetable. As Brenda says, â€œto veg outâ€ means to relax. It usually refers to doing something that requires no mental effort, like watching TV. Imagine yourself sitting on the couch like a vegetable.
â€œCriticsâ€ are professional film watchers (journalists) who write reviews for magazines or newspapers. As Brenda explains, they didnâ€™t pan it â€“ that is say it was really bad â€“ but they didnâ€™t rave either â€“ that is say it was really good.
Brenda drinks coffee with no cream and sugar, but she likes Equal, which is a sugar substitute with no calories.