Structurally, extended tellings are conversational sequences with an opening (e.g. “tell me about Paris”), a body, and a closing. A training pattern’s body involves the teller 1) giving the first part of the telling and 2) waiting for a listener cue to continue. These continuation cues may be simple tokens like “uh-huh”, “okay”, “yeah” or gestures like a head nod. The pause for a continuation cue allows the listener to initiate repair if needed, or interrupt or redirect the conversation if desired (taking the floor).