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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. It�s 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 you�ve 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


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

It�s nice to be here.�� Listen�� <�Thanks for coming!� � �It�s nice to be here.�>

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

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

I�m having quite a time.�� Listen�� <�Are you enjoying yourself?� � �I�m having quite a time.�>

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

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15.32�� When a place is crowded


It's too crowded in here.�� Listen�� <�It�s too crowded in here. Let�s 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. Let�s 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.��� <�It�s getting dark. I have to go now.� � �Are you leaving so soon?�>

I've got to go.�� Listen�� <�It�s late. I�ve got to go. It�s been a pleasure.�>

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

I'm afraid I have to be going.�� Listen�� <�It�s getting late. I�m afraid I have to be going.� � �It�s a pity you can�t stay longer.�>

I've got to be going.�� Listen�� < � �It�s early yet. Why don�t you stay for a little longer?�>

I've got to be running.�� Listen�� <�It�s midnight. I�ve got to be running.� � �Yes, it�s late. Bye.�>

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

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

I've got to run.�� Listen�� < � �It�s early yet. Stay for a while.� � �I�m sorry. I�ve got work to do.�>

I've got to get moving.�� Listen�� <�It�s time to go. I�ve got to get moving.�>

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

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

I'd better be going.�� Listen�� <�I had a good time, thank you. I�d 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�� < � �It�s 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. It�s time to go.�>

It's time to run.�� Listen�� <�I�ve got to get home. It�s time to run.�>

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

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

Well, it's getting late.�� Listen�� <�Well, it�s getting late. I�d 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�� < � �We�re 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�� < � �You�re quite welcome. We�re glad you could come.�>

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

Thank you for a wonderful time.�� Listen�� < � �I�m 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.�>

It�s been a real pleasure.�� Listen�� < � �We�ll 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, that�s a good idea, thank you.�>

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

Are you sober enough to drive?�� Listen�� < � �I�ve had just one beer tonight. I�m 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. I�ll 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, you�re welcome. Thanks for coming.�>

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

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

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

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

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

It's been so good to see you.�� Listen�� <�It�s 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.� � �It�s 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.� � �You�re welcome. Let�s do that again sometime�.>

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

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

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

We have to do lunch sometime.�� Listen�� AI would like to meet with you again sometime and lunch together might be a good idea.��� < � �It�s 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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