Here are some tips on how to hold a conversation:

1. Start your conversation with an opening statement and a question for your partner to respond to. For example, you can say "Hi, how are you?"

2. Have one or two questions ready beforehand. This way, you won't run out of things to say.

3. Broach some easy topics of discussion. You can talk about the weather, current events, or something that you both have in common.

4. Keep the conversation going by asking follow-up questions and sharing your own thoughts and experiences.

5. Try to avoid awkward silence by keeping the conversation flowing. If you're not sure what to say next, ask another question or share something about yourself.