(By the way, comments like the comment above about the weather are a *good* way to make small talk. Just saying, "Its hot outside" *isn't* a good way to make small talk in America. Reason: Statements like the one above have a lot of detail to them. They are interesting statements and opinions about the weather. They have a lot of feeling and emotion. People's opinions and emotions are very important to Americans. Look at our talk shows on TV and our TV shows like "The View" and "Good Morning America" and our American football commentators and our how--to shows--even our sitcoms are loaded with our cultural opinions, beliefs, and emotions.)
Check out these videos of me--one of me eating some bangin' chicken biryani, cooked by Mani, the mother of one of my students:
Also, check out this video of me eating a special kind of dosha made with bean sprouts, also made by Mani. I ate this with upma.
As always, if you want to call me to talk to me about ESL, accent reduction, or related topics, (or to find out how YOU can get your FREE phone consult and FREE trial lesson) give me a call @ (732) 807-5424. Or check out David Berlin's ESL and Accent Reduction Training website or my American Idiom of The Day twitter feed or my YouTube channel for information on my services offered and free tips and tricks and techniques on ESL and accent reduction. Call me today!
'Til next time!