What do you say to people to pass the time of day? Do you talk about the weather? Do you ask them how they are?
Here are some examples of the kinds of random phrases that I have pulled out of language text books and am making my character say:
- “I steal a few hours now and then for a good book. What do you like to do to enjoy yourself?”
- “Seeing is believing. If your eyes are bad, you ought to have them seen to.”
- “Don’t scratch that spot – it’ll only get worse.”
- “The small electric motors used in vacuum cleaners, hair driers, food mixers, electric drills and so on need very little maintenance.”
Here are some websites for inspiration with your dialogue that tell you how to make polite conversation: