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Unformatted text preview: look a bit innocuous, bring a textbook of some kind, open it, and put it on the table in front of you; people will think you are doing homework and are less likely to suspect what you are doing. Try to do this at least twice if you canyou may have to do this more than once in order to hear interesting conversations. If you absolutely cannot capture the actual dialogue, take notes on what people are saying and the quality of their conversationsare they animated, boring, upset, etc.? Try to get at least a page of writing for this exercise if you can; you may find you have more if you are lucky and have stumbled across a great conversation somewhere. Another way to do this exercise is to carry a small notebook or piece of paper with you wherever you go, and jot down conversations as they occur if you can do that, OR simply what people are talking about....
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