Starting a conversation is rarely easy, especially in a foreign language. There is a variety of ways to ease into a conversation. These may be questions, jokes, statements or even games that help you to get other people to talk (and to keep talking). Today we will be talking about icebreakers.


Sarcasm is used to express true meanings through opposite words and phrases. However, differently from irony, which simply is used to say one thing with the word of the opposite meaning, sarcasm can be deceitful and much more twisted.


Irony is a big part of cultural concepts in the English language. Learn what irony is, how and when it is used, and find useful examples.