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English Skill: Ending a Discussion

It’s great to be able to have a conversation with someone in English, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a way to end it. You just keep on chatting away, unsure of what you could say to finally end the conversation and not offend the person you are speaking with.

Take a look at the situation below. You have probably experienced it (or something like it) before. The picture that follows it provides you with some common phrases that native English speakers often use to end a conversation.  Maybe next time you find yourself in a similar situation, you could try using some of them!

Situation: You are walking down the street in your city/town and you see an old friend who you have not seen for a while. You approach him/her, engage in conversation and chat about family, work, friends, etc. After a chatting for a little while, you really need to get on with your day, but how do you end the conversation? Take a look at the picture below to find some common expressions to end a discussion (politely) with someone.

Common phrases to end a discussion.

Common phrases to end a discussion.

Are there any other phrases to end a discussion that you can think of? Do you sometimes find it difficult ending a discussion?

Mr TESOL.