Test your social skills in English

How good is your English when it comes to everyday social skills?

It’s easy to miss the small details if you haven’t lived in an English speaking country. For example, Swedish has the very useful word ‘varsågod’, which is used in a whole host of situations.  But how do you replace this in English and what is appropriate to say in other common situations?

Why not take our quick test of social skills, which is based on taking care of visitors at work.


1. Your visitor says ‘How do you do?  You say…
2. Your visitor says ‘How are you?  You say….
3. Your visitor says ‘Pleased to meet you’. You say….
4. You want to say ‘Välkommen’. You say….
5. You can’t both go through the door at the same time.  You say…
6. You are now in your department. He still has his coat on.  You say….
7. Take him to the conference room.  You say…
8. You want him to sit down.  You say….
9. Perhaps he’s thirsty?  You say…
10. You serve some coffee. There is a plate of biscuits.  You say…
11. Your visitor asks you to pass him a spoon.  You say….
12. Your visitor asks if he can make a quick call using the phone in your room.  You say…

Unsure of the right response?

If you are not confident that you know how to respond correctly in the social situations outlined above, you may be interested in some English language training. We offer customised tuition to meet your needs and the needs of your colleagues. See www.londonschool.se for details of our courses.

The London School of English offers high quality English language training for motivated adults from all professional backgrounds. We give you the tools and skills you need to communicate successfully in your field of expertise and to expand your business and career opportunities. Call us on +46 8 5999 4000 or email us at info@londonschool.se for more information about our tailored tuition or simply take our online test to check your English level

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