You know those awkward meetings you can have sometimes when you meet a friend’s new girlfriend or boyfriend, and that friend goes to the bathroom and leaves you two together? That’s when you need to break the ice!
In order to do this, you can use some « ice breakers » or jokes, to relieve the tension.
So, to break the ice, means to relieve the tension, or awkwardness of a situation!
You can say:
- I broke the ice by telling her my favorite joke.
- Talking about the latest Netflix series can be a good (or bad!) way to break the ice.
- How about a card game to break the ice?
Now it’s your turn, can you think of any good ways to break the ice?