19 Everyday Conversational Expressions Going for a Drink, Eating Out p.1


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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 A Will 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. Lets go downtown. There is a quaint coffee shop on Main Street.>

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

Let's go get coffee. Listen < Id rather not. Im 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. Whats 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. Its 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 dont 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!>

Heres to you! Listen <Thanks to your efforts we succeeded. Heres to you, Mike!>

Here's to us! Listen <Weve done a good job. Heres 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. Thats all for you tonight.>

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