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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #115801: Vocabulary: social life
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    Vocabulary: social life


    Men are social animals who naturally have "a social instinct" and feel like gathering, have a tendency to do it or at least, try to find opportunities to meet, talk, argue, and share drinks, food and ideas. Any excuse is good to gather, discuss or enjoy oneself together, in groups...

     

                                 

     

    I) What to do, and what to say in "society"? 

    When meeting someone for the first time, the very formal "How do you do ?" (with the answer: "How do you do ?") :pgb is often replaced by:  "Pleased to meet/ meeting you!" = "I'm very pleased to meet/ meeting you!"

    Then, it's much simpler...

     

           To knock at the door    

    To welcome someone:

           "Come in!" 

             How to greet people? 

         

          To introduce John to Jim.     

                   To wave 

                 An invitation card

           

             To schedule/plan

               an appointment

          To pay a visit to

    (you DON't pay £ or $)        

                  A hug


    II) Many verbs and expressions should be known: 

     To come across= to meet to show someone in/out
     To take one's leave  to slip away quietly= to leave
     To shake hands with  I don't know him to speak to= Don't know him enough 
      To make friends with  to hang around with someone= to go out with
     Give her my love...  Here's to your success!= Cheers! 
     To ask someone to dinner  To ask him in for a drink
     Make yourself comfortable!  I cannot make it before...= I'm not free before...  
     I'm tied up all day= I'm not free...  Perhaps another time! 
     To call on someone= to pay a visit to  To drop in on someone= to come unexpectedly 

     

    III) Among the many social events existing, here are some: 

         
                         A reception                      A dinner-party                  To dine out
                    
                         To have fun

                 Make yourself at home!    

                     Going on a date      

                  

            Going to a  Party   

                         To entertain

                 A farewell party       

        

                   A handshake        

                            A meeting

       A "dap" (familiar)= a friendly gesture

     

    I'd fail in my desire to inform you if I didn't mention, (just for the fun of it ! ) the famous expression: « Filer à l'anglaise » (= * to take English leave)  strangely  expressed in English by « to take a French leave »

     

                                                      

                               

    Please, do not leave me in such a way    before confronting the exercise. Thanks a lot!  



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    1. 'Oh dear, today, I shouldn't forget my at the dentist's. I did last week! '

    2. I'm sorry, I can't go to the cinema today... I have a test tomorrow and I'm my books for the afternoon'.

    3. Definitely not! I won't go out with him... I don't even know him ...

    4. , but if you forget to at Lucy's door before entering her room, she'll scream at you...

    5. Of course you're not going to with Clara! She's your cousin... You can give her a big !

    6. «No, Mom! l'm not with Erik, just rehearsing our play with the group and coach.»

    7. I think it's rude to friends unannounced; of course, I'll them, but I'll text or call them before going.

    We should to Jane and Jim so as to their German guest and perhaps together...

                                             

                                                                         Happy together !








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