Level C1 – Lesson 79
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- Dialogue in English (video format)
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- List of Vocabulary
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- Comprehension Quizzes (3 to complete):
I) Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz
II) Summary Statements
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- Pronunciation Practice: video tutorial(s) + interactive quizzes
1/ Dialogue in English (video format)
2/ Transcript in English
Lesson 79 – Party Time
Sophie and John’s party is in full swing and everyone is enjoying themselves. The drinks are flowing freely and the buffet, that the couple spent hours slaving over, is going down very well, especially the vol-au-vents. Sophie and Julia have found themselves a little corner of the kitchen to gather together and catch up with each others news.
Sophie: I’m surprised I never caught that horrid flu that you had. We had so many people come to the hospital sick as dogs.
Julia: Well it was pretty awful. I’ve never felt so bad in my life. On a plus side, if you hadn’t postponed your party, there was no way we could have made it.
Sophie: John said there was no way we weren’t having a party. He loves all this hosting. I think he likes showing off a bit, especially with the house and all. He’s like a big child at times, what with all his boys toys. I had to buy him a Scalectrix for Christmas, he wouldn’t shut up about the thing.
Julia: I don’t think he’s finished yet. I heard him talking to Paul about it. I’m sure they’ve gone upstairs to have a play of it.
Sophie: That wouldn’t surprise me at all. He said he wanted to clear out the attic so he can set up a giant race track. What am I going to do with him?
Julia: I say that you let him get on with it. It’ll be your trump card when you want to get that patio. He won’t be able to say no when you suggest that gazebo too.
Sophie: That’s a good point. It’s his birthday next month so that’ll be an easy present to buy.
Julia: When were you looking to start work on the patio?
Sophie: I was thinking in March. That way I can plant some nice flowers and it will be ready before the summer.
Julia: I’m sure it’ll look great. The house is beautiful, by the way. You did well to get it so cheap.
Sophie: I know. Our agent is brilliant. We invited him to the party but he couldn’t make it. I wish you could have met him. I think you’d have liked him. Still, if you decide to invest in some property I will put you in touch with him.
Julia: Oh, I don’t think that’ll be for a while. I have some boxes to tick with regards to travelling that I really want to get out of the way before I commit to a mortgage. Me and Steph have booked a couple of weeks in the Maldives in August. We’re just finishing paying that off.
Sophie: Very nice! I suggested The Maldives to John, but he said he wanted to go where the people were, Rome or the like. We ended up going to the South of France, which was beautiful. No holidays for us for a while now though.
Julia: I’m sure, but you have a beautiful house. You‘ll have this for life.
Sophie and Julia chatted for a bit longer before returning to the party. Steph was being chatted up by one of John and Sophie’s co-workers whilst John himself had disappeared with several of the guests, likely playing the boy racer on his Scalectrix. The girls clinked their glasses of wine together and smiled on at everyone enjoying themselves. Another successful party!
3/ List of Vocabulary of the Lesson
- It is in full swing
- Enjoying themselves
- Flowing freely
- They spent hours slaving over
- It is going down very well
- They have found themselves
- A little corner of the kitchen
- To gather together
- To catch up with
- That horrid flu
- So many people
- Sick as dogs
- It was pretty awful.
- I’ve never felt so bad in my life
- On the plus side
- You postponed your party
- There was no way we could have made it
- We weren’t having a party
- Showing off a bit
- He’s like a big child
- His boys toys
- I had to buy him a
- He wouldn’t shut up
- I don’t think he’s finished yet
- I heard him talking
- They’ve gone upstairs
- That wouldn’t surprise me
- To clear out the attic
- So he can set up a
- What am I going to do with him?
- Let him get on with it
- Trump card
- When you want to get that patio
- He won’t be able to say no
- When you suggest
- That’s a good point
- An easy present to buy
- When were you looking to
- I was thinking
- I can plant some nice flowers
- It will be ready
- It’ll look great
- You did well
- To get it so cheap
- Our agent is brilliant
- We invited him to the party
- He couldn’t make it
- I think you’d have liked him
- I will put you in touch with him
4/ Downloadable PDF of the Lesson
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7/ Pronunciation Practice (video tutorial(s) and interactive quizzes)
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