Level A2 – PRE-INTERMEDITE: DINNER PARTY
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- To host a dinner party
- To come round to help
- To cook a delicious meal
- To choose a film to watch
- We can’t watch any films
- Too “girly”
- To moan and to complain
- to admit to liking
- Modern day reimagining
- Is it really?
- It can be quite amusing
- I don’t rate him
- He’ll kill me
- Laughed out loud
- It was really embarrassing
- I won’t say anything
- What do you suggest?
- Would be the best bet
- I like that in a guy.
- He’s a bit chunky
- I didn’t think you liked that!
- Personality can go a long way.
- I wasn’t physically attracted to…
- All wonderful traits
- To make an effort
- To go to the gym
- Well shaved
- Kind hearted
- Went out of your way to help
- Not everyone would do that!
- That’s sweet of you to say!
- They will not approve.
LESSON 44 DIALOGUE
– Dinner party –
Lesson 44 – Dinner Party
Laura has decided to host a dinner party for her friends. Sophie has come round to help cook a delicious meal and choose a film to watch afterwards.
Sophie: We can’t watch any films that are too “girly”. The boys will just moan and complain all the way through.
Laura: I know, although John did once admit to liking “Clueless”, which is a modern day reimagining of Jane Austen’s “Emma”.
Sophie: Is it really? I didn’t know that. I love Alicia Silverstone in that film and Paul Rudd is dishy.
Laura: I think he’s nice and can be quite amusing but I don’t rate him otherwise.
Sophie: Do you think John rates him?
Laura: Oh no, don’t start. He’ll kill me if he finds out I told you that. I nearly laughed out loud when he told me. It was really embarrassing.
Sophie: Okay, I won’t say anything. So what do you suggest?
Laura: I think a comedy would be the best bet. I really like that Jonah Hill. He’s funny, charismatic and quite extroverted. I like that in a guy.
Sophie: He’s a bit chunky though. I didn’t think you liked that.
Laura: I don’t mind so much if they are positive and energetic people. Personality can go a long way.
Sophie: I don’t disagree with you but I couldn’t date someone that I wasn’t physically attracted to. Sure, funny, kind-hearted, outgoing, all wonderful traits but I like my men to make an effort with their body, go to the gym, keep well shaved, things like that.
Laura: The male counterpart of you, you mean.
Sophie: Well that’s very nice of you to say. I do like to keep myself well shaved. Do you really think i’m kind-hearted?
Laura: I think you can be. Look at all that business with the kitten. You really went out of your way to help it. Not everyone would do that.
Sophie: That’s sweet of you to say, Laura. Thank you.
Laura: You’re welcome. Now, enough of the soppy stuff, the boys will be here soon and they will not approve.
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