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15 Everyday Conversational Expressions Visiting p.6

 

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* 15 Visiting (p.6 of 6)

 

 

15.30 When you praise the home of your hosts

 

You have a beautiful home. Listen <Come on in. Welcome to our residence. You have a beautiful home. Thank you. We like it, too.>

You have a nice place. Listen <You have a nice place. Its well planned and beautifully decorated.>

You have a wonderful place. Listen <The guest came in and looked around. You have a wonderful place, he said.>

You have wonderful taste. Listen <When the relatives arrived in our new home, they looked at the mirrors on the walls, crystal chandeliers, tile floors and marble baths. You have wonderful taste, they said.>

I love what youve done with the living room. Listen <I bought a French furniture set and put it in front of a wide-screen TV. I love what you have done with the living room, said my sister when she saw it all.>

The furniture looks beautiful. Listen < I have carefully selected it to match the character of the house.>

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15.31 When you like your visit

 

Its good to be here. Listen A I feel welcome and comfortable in this place. <Im so glad you could visit. Its good to be here. Thank you for inviting me.>

Its nice to be here. Listen <Thanks for coming! Its nice to be here.>

Im having a wonderful time. Listen A Im having an enjoyable time. <How do you like the party? Im having a wonderful time.>

Im having a good time. Listen <Do you like the food and music? Oh, yes. Im having a good time.>

Im having quite a time. Listen <Are you enjoying yourself? Im having quite a time.>

Im having the time of my life. Listen A Im having the best time ever. <Are you having fun? Im having the time of my life.>

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15.32 When a place is crowded

 

It's too crowded in here. Listen <Its too crowded in here. Lets step out for a moment.>

We are crammed in like sardines. Listen A We are packed in a limited space like sardines in a can. <We are crammed in like sardines. I need a break. Lets go to the garden.>

I feel like a sardine. Listen <I feel like a sardine. I need some breathing space.>

This party is jam-packed. Listen <This party is jam-packed. I need a breather.>

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15.33 When you are ready to leave the hosts

 

I have to go now. Listen A I need to depart. <Its getting dark. I have to go now. Are you leaving so soon?>

I've got to go. Listen <Its late. Ive got to go. Its been a pleasure.>

I really must go. Listen <Ive got to get home. I really must go. Well, if you have to, then go.>

I'm afraid I have to be going. Listen <Its getting late. Im afraid I have to be going. Its a pity you cant stay longer.>

I've got to be going. Listen < Its early yet. Why dont you stay for a little longer?>

I've got to be running. Listen <Its midnight. Ive got to be running. Yes, its late. Bye.>

I'm afraid I must run. Listen <The sun is going down. Im afraid I must run. Have a safe trip.>

I need to run. Listen <Its already dark. I need to run. Well, see you next time.>

I've got to run. Listen < Its early yet. Stay for a while. Im sorry. Ive got work to do.>

I've got to get moving. Listen <Its time to go. Ive got to get moving.>

I'd better get moving. Listen A I had better go. <Its starting to rain. Id better get moving. Good night. Thanks for coming.>

I'd better be off. Listen <I have a long day tomorrow. Id better be off.>

I'd better be going. Listen <I had a good time, thank you. Id better be going.>

I must be off. Listen < Do you really have to?>

I better hit the road. Listen <Look at the time. I better hit the road. Drive safely. Bye.>

I've got to hit the road. Listen < Drop by when you are in town next time.>

I've got to take off. Listen < Its been so nice to see you. Drop in sometime.>

It's time to go. Listen A I have to leave now. <Look at the clock. Its time to go.>

It's time to run. Listen <Ive got to get home. Its time to run.>

It's time to hit the road. Listen <The party is over. Its time to hit the road.>

I must say goodnight. Listen < Good night, then. Im glad you could come.>

Well, it's getting late. Listen <Well, its getting late. Id better hit the road.>

I have to get up early tomorrow. Listen < Well, come again when you can stay longer.>

I have a big day tomorrow. Listen < I know. Come again anytime.>

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15.34 When you leave the hosts

 

Thank you for having me. Listen < Were glad to have you here. Come back anytime.>

Thank you for inviting me. Listen < Well, we have to do this again.>

Thank you for a lovely evening. Listen < Come back when you can stay longer.>

Thank you for a lovely time. Listen < Youre quite welcome. Were glad you could come.>

Thank you for a nice time. Listen < Thanks for coming. Lets get together again sometime.>

Thank you for a wonderful time. Listen < Im delighted you could come.>

I've had a lovely time. Listen < It was so nice to have you. Come again.>

I had a good time. Listen < Will I see you again? Drop by sometime.>

It was a pleasure visiting you. Listen < It was nice to have you here.>

Its been a real pleasure. Listen < Well love to have you here again.>

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15.35 When your guest is about to depart

 

Are you leaving so soon? Listen < Yes, I really have to go.>

Would you like a cup of coffee before you go? Listen < Yes, thats a good idea, thank you.>

Do you need a taxi? Listen < No, thank you. I guess, Im sober enough to drive.>

Are you sober enough to drive? Listen < Ive had just one beer tonight. Im OK to drive.>

Can you find your way home? Listen < I know the road like the back of my hand.>

Will you get home all right? Listen A Are you confident you will get home safely? < I guess so. Ill call you when I get home.>

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15.36 When your guest leaves

 

Thank you for coming. Listen < What a nice evening! I enjoyed my visit. It was our pleasure. Thank you for coming.>

Thanks for coming. Listen <Good night. Thanks for having me. Oh, youre welcome. Thanks for coming.>

I'm so glad you stopped by. Listen <The coffee and cake were wonderful. Thank you. Im so glad you stopped by.>

I'm glad you could come. Listen <I had a wonderful time. Im glad you could come.>

I'm glad you could drop by. Listen <It was good to see you. I had a great time. Im glad you could drop by.>

I'm glad you could stop by. Listen <I hate to run, but I have to get up early tomorrow. Im glad you could stop by.>

It's been a delightful visit. Listen <Thank you for everything. It was fun! Its been a delightful visit.>

It's been our pleasure. Listen <I had a lovely time tonight. Thank you for inviting me Youre quite welcome. Its been our pleasure.>

It's been so good to see you. Listen <Its been so good to see you, said Jane as she let Gordon out the door.>

It's been nice having you here. Listen <Thank you for inviting me. Its been nice having you here.>

Come again. Listen <When we stood at the door ready to leave, the host told me, Come again. And bring your lovely sister, too.>

Let's do that again sometime. Listen <Thank you for the nice party. Youre welcome. Lets do that again sometime.>

We have to do this again. Listen <Its late. I really must go. I understand. We have to do this again.>

Drop by sometime. Listen A Come visit us again sometime. <Bye, dear hosts. Bye, Josh. Drop by sometime. I will.>

Drop in sometime. Listen <Its getting late. I must be off. Thanks for coming. Drop in sometime.>

We have to do lunch sometime. Listen A I would like to meet with you again sometime and lunch together might be a good idea. < Its a good idea. Call me. Bye.>

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15.37 When you go home in the same direction with another guest

 

Are you going my way? Listen A Are you travelling in the direction of my destination? < I think so. Do you need a lift? Get in the car!>

Can I give you a lift? Listen A Can I offer you a ride in my car? (used with can or may or could) < That will be very nice of you. Thanks.>

How about a lift? Listen A Do you need a ride in my car? < Thanks for offering. Joe will take me.>

Could I have a lift? Listen A If you are travelling in the direction of my destination, could I have a ride in your car? (used with can or may or could) < Sure, hop in.>

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15.38 When you are brought to your destination

 

Thank you for the ride. Listen A Thank you for bringing me to my destination in your car. <Here we are. I guess this is your home. Yes it is. Thank you for the ride. Good-night.>

Thank you for the lift. Listen <As Nancy stepped out of the car, she said, Thank you for the lift. Good-bye.>

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