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* 15 Visiting (p.3 of 6)

 

15.11�� When you are surprised to meet a person at a public gathering

 

What a delightful surprise!�� Listen�� <�What a delightful surprise! I didn�t know you are friends with the Johnsons.�>

What a nice surprise!�� Listen�� <�Hi, Ben! What a nice surprise!� � �Likewise.� >

What a surprise to meet you here!�� Listen�� <�What a surprise to meet you here! Didn�t you move out of town a while ago?�>

I never thought I'd see you here!�� Listen�� AI didn�t expect that I would meet with you here. What a surprise.��� <�Is this you, Bob?� � �Mary? I never thought I would see you here.�>

What brings you here?�� Listen�� AWhat is the reason for your being here?��� < � �I received an invitation from the hostess, probably like you did.�>

What brings you to this neck of the woods?�� Listen�� < � �I visit my good friend Cindy once in a while.�>

What are you doing in this part of town?�� Listen�� < � �Just visiting friends.�>

What are you doing here?�� Listen�� < � �I�m here on business and for pleasure.�>

To what do I owe the pleasure of this unexpected visit?�� Listen�� < � �Grandpa, I thought you would like to see your granddaughter.�>

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15.12�� When you invite a visitor to come in

 

Welcome.�� Listen�� AYou are cordially invited to enter.��� <�I�m glad to see you. Welcome. Make yourself at home.�>

Won�t you come in?�� Listen�� AWhy don�t you enter?��� <�I hope I�m not intruding.� � �Not at all. Won�t you come in?�>

Come on in.�� Listen�� APlease enter my house.��� <I knocked at the door and saw Jane. She said, �Hello, Mark. Come on in.�>

Come right in.�� Listen�� <The host ushered me in saying, �Come right in.�>

Please come in.�� Listen�� <�I hope I�m not too early.� � �Not at all. Please come in.�>

Come in and sit down.�� Listen�� ACome in, have a seat, and make yourself comfortable.��� < � �Thanks. Oh, it�s nice and warm in here.�>

Come in and make yourself at home.�� Listen�� < � �Thank you. Can I sit by the fireplace?�>

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15.13�� When you want a person to leave

 

You are not welcome here.�� Listen�� <�Please leave. You are not welcome here.�>

You are not invited.�� Listen�� <�I don�t consider you a friend. You are not invited.�>

Who invited you?�� Listen�� <�Sir! Who invited you? This party is by invitation only.�>

We don't want your kind around here.�� Listen�� <�This is a traditional gentlemen�s club. Our members are honest, respected people. You have a reputation for cheating. We don�t want your kind around here.�>

What do you think you are doing here?�� Listen�� A �Why are you here?��� <Cindy saw a lizard trapped in an empty cage and said, �What do you think you�re doing here?� >

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15.14�� When you don't want a person to enter

 

These premises are for the use of members and guests only.�� Listen�� <The manager instructed the personnel, �These premises are for the use of members and guests only.�>

No admittance without proper identification.�� Listen�� <There is a sign on the gate of the building �No admittance without proper identification�.>

No admittance.�� Listen�� ADo not enter.��� <There is a sign on the fence �No admittance�.>

No trespassing.�� Listen�� ADo not illegally cross the boundaries of this property.��� <There is a sign on the fence �No trespassing�. >

Members only.�� Listen�� AAdmittance is only permitted to the members of our club.��� <There is a sign on the door of the club �Members only�.>

Employees only.�� Listen�� <There is a sign on the door of the warehouse �Employees only�. >

Keep out.�� Listen�� ARemain outside.��� <There is a big sign on the fence of a military base �Keep Out�.>

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15.15�� When you want to help a visitor with clothes

 

Can I take your coat and hat?�� Listen�� < � �Yes, please. Put my umbrella somewhere to dry.�>

Can I help you off with your things?�� Listen�� < � �Yes, thank you. It�s damp and windy outside. My things are wet.�>

Let me help you off with your things.�� Listen�� < � �Please be careful. My coat and hat can be wet.�>

Would you like to take off your coat?�� Listen�� < � �Let me hang it on this clothes rack.�>

Here, let me take your coat.�� Listen�� < � �Take my hat, too. Thank you.�>

Why don't you take off your coat and make yourself comfortable?�� Listen�� < � �I�ll do that with pleasure.�>

Put your things somewhere and sit down.�� Listen�� <�OK, let me sit by the fireplace.�>

Just drop your coat anywhere.�� Listen�� < � �Let me put it on this chair.�>

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15.16�� When you want a guest to feel comfortable

 

Please make yourself comfortable.�� Listen�� <�I hope I�m not too early.� � �Not at all. Come in. Please make yourself comfortable.�>

Make yourself at home.�� Listen�� AFeel here as if you are at home.��� <He ushered me in and said, �Make yourself at home.�>

My house is your house.�� Listen�� <�Thank you for inviting me. It�s nice to be here.� � �My house is your house. Can I get you something?�>

If there�s anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.�� Listen�� <�Make yourself at home. If there�s anything you need, don�t hesitate to ask.�>

If there's anything I can do for you, just ask.�� Listen�� <�Your house is lovely.� � �I�m glad you like it. If there�s anything I can do for you, just ask.�>

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