General English Level 2 V 3
UNIT 02 Different cultures TOPIC 01 Happy birthday!
LANGUAGE FOCUS 04 Socialising at a party
 

1. Would you like…?

Peter and Maria say:

Peter:
Would you like a drink?
Maria:
Yeah, I'd love a wine.

 


Peter offers Maria something to drink. He asks, "Would you like…?"


Peter and Hiro say:

Peter:
Would you like something?
Hiro:
Yes please.

 


Peter offers Hiro something to eat. He asks, "Would you like…?"


When we offer someone something to eat or drink we ask:

Would you like a…?

Would you like an…?

Would you like something to…?

Would you like some…?


Examples

Would you like a lemonade?
Would you like an ice cream?
Would you like something to drink?
Would you like some chips?
 

2. Saying yes

Peter and Maria say:

Peter:
Would you like a drink?
Maria:
Yeah, I'd love a wine.

 


Maria wants a drink so she says, "Yeah, I'd love a wine."


Peter and Hiro say:

Peter:
Would you like something?
Hiro:
Yes please.

 

Hiro wants something to eat. He says, "Yes please."


When we want something to drink or eat we say:

Yes please.

Yes, that would be nice.

Yeah, sure.

Yes, I'd love one.


Examples

Speaker 1:
Would you like a biscuit?
Speaker 2:
Yes please, I'd love one.
Speaker 1:
Would you like some more chicken?
Speaker 2:
Yes please. It's delicious.
 

3. Saying no

Peter and Hiro say:

Peter:
Would you like a drink?
Hiro:
Sorry, but I don't drink alcohol.

 


In English-speaking countries it's okay to say no politely when you don't want something. Hiro doesn't want to drink alcohol. He says, "Sorry, but I don't drink alcohol."


Peter and Maria say:

Peter:
Would you like something?
Maria:
Thanks, but I'll have something in a minute.

 


Maria doesn't want something to eat now. She says, "Thanks, but I'll have something in a minute."


When we don't want something to eat or drink we say:

No thanks, I'm not hungry.

No thanks, I'm not thirsty.

Thanks, maybe later.

No thanks, I'm OK.


Examples

Would you like a coke?
No thanks, but I'd like some juice.
Would you like a piece of cake?
No thanks, I don't eat cake.
 

4. Saying something nice

Maria and Peter say:

Maria:
Wow it's a great party.
Peter:
Thanks, good to see you both.

 


Maria says something nice to Peter: "It's a great party." Maria compliments Peter on his party.


Hiro and Maria say:

Hiro:
Hey Maria, that's a nice dress you're wearing.
Maria:
Thanks a lot.

 


Hiro says something nice to Maria: "That's a nice dress you're wearing." He compliments Maria on her dress.


Examples

You look nice today, Terry.
Thanks.
This is a fantastic flat.
Thanks a lot.
  That's a beautiful ring.
Thanks, I bought it yesterday.

Now go to 05 LANGUAGE FOCUS Socialising at a party - task.

 

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