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1. Inviting someone to your home

  • that reminds me
  • by the way

Dialog
[JOAN] Oh, Todd, did I tell you?
[TODD] What?
[JOAN] Al and I just bought a house.
[TODD] Really? Congratulations!
[JOAN] Thanks! Actually, we’re a little nervous about it.
[TODD] I can imagine. Buying a house is a big decision.
[JOAN] Yes, it is. Anyway, we’re having some people over on Saturday night.
[TODD] A housewarming party!
[JOAN] Exactly. Al and I were hoping you and Angela could come.
[TODD] Well, I’m definitely coming … [‘dɛfɪnətli]
[JOAN] Great!
[TODD] But Angela probably can’t come. Her mothers’s sick.
[JOAN] Oh, that’s too bad.
[TODD] Yeah. Angela’s in Las Vegas, taking care of her.
[JOAN] I understand. Well, I’m happy you can come.
[TODD] Ah! That reminds me. Angela’s birthday’s in two weeks. I’m thinking about having a party for her.
[JOAN] Nice!.
[TODD] And I’d like you and Al to come.
[JOAN] We’d be delighted. [dɪ’laɪtɪd]
[JOAN] Great!
Sentence
Zach and I just bought a house.
Carla just got promoted.
Bill just got promoted to vice president.
Did you just go to the grocery store ? [ˈgroʊsəri]
We should get together for dinner this week. What does your schedule look like?
Great! I’m definitely coming.
Thanks - I’d be delighted.
Dialog
DANA: OK, let’s see … Who’s invited to the party?
JONATHAN: Natasha. She is definitely coming.
DANA: Great! How about Michael?
JONATHAN: Probably not.
DANA: Too bad! Anyway, Laurie probably can come.
JONATHAN: Cool.
DANA: And Kylie said ‘absolutely.’
JONATHAN: Nice! Maybe she can bring her tasty, dark chocolate cake.
DANA: Maybe … or maybe not. It’s unlikely . She’s pretty busy.

2. Welcoming someone to your home

  • How was traffic ?
  • Can I get you something to drink?
  • whine [waɪn]

Dialog
[SOPHIE] Hi!
[SOPHIE] Oh, so good to see you. I’ve missed you so much.
[NANI] Me too!
[NANI] hey, Eric.
[ERIC] Hi, Nani, Great to see you.
[NANI] So, come in, come in. Make yourselves at home.
[NINA] Here - you can put those over there.
[NINA] Can I get you something to drink?
[ERIC] That would be lovely, thanks.
[SOPHIE] Yes, Please.
[SOPHIE] Ummm, cup of tea?
[NINA] So how was your trip?
[SOPHIE] Yeah, it was fine, thanks.
[SOPHIE] Except for Eric and his whining. 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet?'
[ERIC] I was just wondering how much further we had to go.
[ERIC] Nina, your flat is lovely.
[NINA] Well, as you can see, there’s not much here yet.
[NINA] No sofa, no curtains.
[SOPHIE] Yeah, that’s OK.
[SOPHIE] We can sleep on the floor.
[SOPHIE] What? Come on, stop it!
[ERIC] No, it’s not right.
[SOPHIE] Of course, we can.
[ERIC] It’s inappropriate.
[ERIC] I really liked the ones with tomato. They were the best.
[SOPHIE] Nina, let’s go and see it.
[SOPHIE] The shop.
[NINA] Really?
[SOPHIE] Yeah !
[NINA] You want to see it?
[SOPHIE] Course, I do.
[NINA] It’s a bit late.
[SOPHIE] No, it isn’t. Come on.
[SOPHIE] I know it’s a big step for you.
[SOPHIE] And, um, speaking of big steps …
[SOPHIE] Eric and I have something we want to tell you …
[SOPHIE] We’re going to have a baby!

make politely offers

Use would you like to politely offer something to your guest

  • Would you like something to drink?
  • Would you like to have a seat?

Use could or may to make a polite request of your host.

  • May I use the restroom?
  • Could I have some water?
Dialog
MRS. KUMAR: Welcome. Nice to see you.
MR. BRADLEY: Very nice to see you, too, Mrs. Kumar.
MRS. KUMAR: Please come in.
MR. BRADLEY: You have a beautiful home.
MRS. KUMAR: Thank you. Would you like to have a seat?
MR. BRADLEY: Yes, thanks.
MRS. KUMAR: And would you like something to drink ?
MR. BRADLEY: Please. Could I have some water?
MRS. KUMAR: Of course.

If you have a drink, you can say to your and cheers to offer a toast.

  • To your new job! Cheers!
  • To your new baby. Cheers!
  • To your retirement. Cheers!

You can use it’s crazy to react to both good and bad news.

  • I was surprised to get this great promotion. It’s crazy.
  • It felt terrible to get fired. It's totally crazy.

Absolutely, It’s right over there

3. Parting at the end of an evening

  • great - wonderful - delightful - 美好的/美妙的/令人愉悅的
  • fun - enjoyable
  • happy - glad - pleased
  • beautiful - lovely - gorgeous - 漂亮的/可愛的/華麗的 [‘ɡɔrdʒəs]
  • delicious - tasty - yummy

Dialog -
[ERIC] Have you got everything? 你的東西都齊了嗎?
[SOPHIE] I think so.
[ERIC] I’ll take that.
[SOPHIE] OK, thanks.
[SOPHIE] Well, that’s us then.
[SOPHIE] Thanks for inviting us.
[NINA] Thanks for coming.
[SOPHIE] Your shop’s really lovely.
[NINA] Thanks
[SOPHIE] We had a great time.
[SOPHIE] You must come to us next time, okay?
[NINA] I will.
[ERIC] It was lovely to see again.
[NINA] And you.
[SOPHIE] take care.
[ERIC] Good luck with the shop.
[NINA] Drive safely.
[NINA] All right, Bye.

Next time, it’s our turn to host.
I’m glad you enjoyed it. enjoyedit

Sentence

  • The price of petrol is really going up.
  • I definitely need some gas.
  • Do you have the car keys?

American & British

American British
restroom toilet
gas petrol
cellphone mobile
That’s exactly right! Spot on!
Do you have a pen? Have you got a pen?

4. Thanking someone on the phone

  • I hope to see you again soon.
  • I hope that I see you again soon.
  • A: I hope to see you again soon.
  • B: I hope so, too.

TODD to Joan
Dear Joan, Thank you for inviting me to your housewarming party.
I had a really good time. Your new home is lovely.
And the food was delicious.
I hope that I see you and Al again soon.
Sincerely, Todd. [sɪnˈsɪəli]
[TODD] Oh, uh, Joan. Your, um, party was wonderful. I really enjoyed myself. Your new home is beautiful. And I loved the food.
[JOAN] Thanks.
[TODD] I hope to see you and Al again soon.
[JOAN] I hope so, too. Actually, you’ll see me very soon. We, uh, have a meeting in five minutes.

uh,um 嗯