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* 19 Going for a Drink, Eating Out (p.1 of 3)


19.1�� When you invite a person for a drink or coffee


Can I buy you a drink?�� Listen�� AWill you allow me to purchase a drink for you so that we have drinks together?��� (used with can or may or could)�� <Harry told me, �Your presentation was excellent. Can I buy you a drink?�>

Let's go for a drink. Do you have time?�� Listen�� < � �OK. What place do you want to go to?�>

Let's go for a beer.�� Listen�� < � �With pleasure. I like the Irish pub on Santa Monica Boulevard. What do you think?�>

Let's go for coffee.�� Listen�� < � �That sounds good. Let�s go downtown. There is a quaint coffee shop on Main Street.�>

How about a cup of coffee?�� Listen�� < � �Great idea! I�ve developed a relish for coffee since I quit smoking.�>

Let's go get coffee.�� Listen�� < � �I�d rather not. I�m too busy to take a lunch break today.�>

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19.2�� When you ask what alcohol is available


What kind of beer do you have?�� Listen�� < � �We have a variety of domestic and imported beers.�>

What kinds of wine do you have?�� Listen�� < � �We specialize in California wines. But we also carry an assortment of wines from Europe, Australia and South America.�>

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19.3�� When you place an order in a bar or café


Give me a beer.�� Listen�� < � �We carry a wide selection of American brands. What�s your choice?�>

I'll have a beer.�� Listen�� < � �I would recommend you to try the product of the local brewery.� >

I'd like a beer.�� Listen�� < � �Do you have in mind anything in particular? How about Great American?�>

I'd like a mug of beer.�� Listen�� < � �We have a local brand on tap. It�s good.�>

Make mine cold.�� Listen�� <�Bartender! Two beers, please! Make mine cold.�>

I'd like a glass of wine.�� Listen�� < � �Red or white, sir?�>

I'd like a Scotch.�� Listen�� A �I would like a serving of Scotch whiskey.��� < � �Would you like it straight or on the rocks?�>

I'd like a Scotch on the rocks.�� Listen�� A �I would like a Scotch served on ice cubes.��� < � �I believe Johnnie Hiker will be all right?>

I'd like a whiskey with soda.�� Listen�� < � �We carry American, Scotch, Irish and Canadian whiskies. Do you have any preference?�>

I'd like a gin and tonic.�� Listen�� < � �Would you like it garnished with a slice of lemon?�>

I'd like a diet cola.�� Listen�� < � �Would you like Pepsi or Coke?�>

I'd like a mineral water.�� Listen�� A �I would like a glass of mineral water.��� < � �We have French water that is highly mineralized and effervescent. Alternatively, I can offer Italian water that is soft and still.�>

I'd like coffee.�� Listen�� < � �Do you need cream or sugar with your coffee?�>

Nothing for me.�� Listen�� A �I don�t want anything.��� <�We have beer, wine, and hard drinks.� � �Nothing for me, thanks.�>

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19.4�� When you make a toast


Cheers!�� Listen�� <�Jeremy, your victory in the contest was spectacular. Cheers!�>

To your health!�� Listen�� <�Bill, you are a real friend. To your health!�>

Here�s to you!�� Listen�� <�Thanks to your efforts we succeeded. Here�s to you, Mike!�>

Here's to us!�� Listen�� <�We�ve done a good job. Here�s to us!�>

To life!�� Listen�� <�Guys! Life is good! To life!�>

Bottoms up!�� Listen�� A �Raise your glass high so that all the liquor pours in your mouth.��� <�I am drinking for our friendship. Bottoms up!�>

Drink up!�� Listen�� <�Boys! Today we proved that we are the best team in town. Drink up!�>

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19.5�� When a person has drunk too much


That's all for you tonight.�� Listen�� <�Jeremy, we have to go home now. That�s all for you tonight.�>

I think you've had enough.�� Listen�� <�Bill, put the glass down. I think you�ve had enough.�>

I think this is your last one.�� Listen�� <�OK, Mike, drink it up. I think this is your last one.�>

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19.6�� When a person is drunk


He's tipsy.�� Listen�� <�Help me to walk Jeremy to the car. He is tipsy.�>

He's inebriated.�� Listen�� <�Help Bill to get up. He is inebriated.�>

He's drunk as a skunk.�� Listen�� <�Mike is falling asleep. He is drunk as a skunk.�>

He's stone drunk.�� Listen�� <�You have to take the captain of our team home. He is stone drunk.�>

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