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* 15 Visiting (p.4 of 6)

 

15.17�� When you offer a visitor a seat

 

Have a seat.�� Listen�� <�Please come in. Have a seat.�>

Please sit down.�� Listen�� ATake a seat.��� <�Please sit down. Let me get you something to drink.�>

Please take a chair.�� Listen�� <�Please take a chair. This one is comfortable.�>

Take this chair. It's more comfortable.�� Listen�� <�Come in and sit down. Take this chair. It is more comfortable.�>

Would you prefer a more comfortable chair?�� Listen�� < � �No, I am all right here.�>

Would you like to sit over here?�� Listen�� < � �Yes, let me sit by the fireplace.�>

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15.18�� When you offer a visitor a drink

 

Would you like something to drink?�� Listen�� < � �Gin and tonic, please. I need to relax.�>

Would you care for a drink?�� Listen�� < � �Yes, I would. A glass of wine, please.�>

Can I get you something to drink?�� Listen�� (used with can or may or could)�� < � �Just a soda pop, if you don�t mind.�>

Would you like to freshen up a bit?�� Listen�� < � �Do you have ginger ale?�>

What would you like to drink?�� Listen�� < � �Oh, just a cup of hot tea. That�ll be all right.�>

The bar is over there. Please help yourself.�� Listen�� < � �I�ll grab a beer.�>

I hope you don't mind getting yourself a drink.�� Listen�� < � �Not at all. I�ll get something.�>

Get yourself a drink and something to eat.�� Listen�� < � �Thank you. It�s very kind of you. I�ll get a sandwich and some red wine.�>

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15.19�� When you invite a guest to stay for dinner

 

Can you stay and have dinner with us?�� Listen�� < � �That would be great. Thank you for your hospitality.�>

Would you care to stay for dinner?�� Listen�� < � �Oh, sure. What could be better than to share a meal with friends.�>

Can you stay for dinner?�� Listen�� < � �I am very grateful to you, but not this time. I have some work to do tonight.�>

Can you have dinner with us?�� Listen�� < � �It�s very kind of you, but I really have to go.�>

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15.20�� When you direct a visitor to a particular room

 

Would you like to join us in the backyard?�� Listen�� ADo you want to join us�?��� < � �Oh, I didn�t know everybody was there.�>

Would you care to join us in the living room?�� Listen�� < � �With great pleasure.�>

Please come into the living room.�� Listen�� < � �Oh, there everybody is!�>

Come on in the living room.�� Listen�� < � �What a delight to see everyone.�>

Everyone is in the living room.�� Listen�� < � �OK, let me introduce myself to everyone.�>

Everyone seems to be in the kitchen.�� Listen�� < � �Great! Let�s help the hostess prepare the food.�>

The other guests are in the garden.�� Listen�� < � �Let me join them.�>

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15.21�� When you want a visitor to meet with other guests

 

Please feel free to mingle with the other guests.�� Listen�� < � �Thank you. I believe I know some of them.�>

Please go around and introduce yourself to everyone.�� Listen�� < � �Thank you. What a terrific gathering!�>

Can you just introduce yourself to the other guests?�� Listen�� < � �Yes. I have been introduced to some of them already.�>

Just go in and meet everyone.�� Listen�� < � �Thank you. What a lovely group of people.�>

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15.22�� When you meet with other guests

 

May I join you?�� Listen�� AWill you allow me to sit with you and share your conversation?��� (used with can or may or could)�� < � �Sure. Pull up a chair.�>

Do you mind if I join you?�� Listen�� < � �Get a drink and sit on the sofa.�>

Hello, my name is Bob.�� Listen�� < � �Nice to meet you, Bob. I am Jane.� � �Nice to meet you, too.�>

Hello, I am Betty.�� Listen�� < � �Nice meeting you, Betty. I am Mark.�>

So, how do you know Jack and Alice?�� Listen�� < � �We grew up together.�>

I work with Jack.�� Listen�� < � �How interesting. I know that your work is highly scientific.�>

I am a friend of Alice's.�� Listen�� <�I am a friend of Alice�s. We met in college and maintained friendly relationships since.�>

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