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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119147: Vocabulary: meeting and inviting people
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    Vocabulary: meeting and inviting people


    Living in society, you have to know what to do and what to say when meeting people or being introduced to them. There are codes, and they should be known. 




    I)  MEETING and INTRODUCING people: 

     To meet, I met, met  To show * somebody in/ out 
     To welcome To wave to somebody
     To receive a poor welcome  To shake * hands with 
     To nod to somebody a handshake
     To kiss someone To slip away
     To kiss somebody goodbye   To blow * somebody a kiss

    * to show, I showed, shown.

    * to shake, I shook, shaken. 

    * to blow, I blew, blown. 

    - May I introduce Tommy Parkson (to you)? 

    - Do you know my uncle Tim? 

    - Have you met Susan? 

    - Make yourself comfortable!/ at home!  



                                                                                   A meeting

    II) INVITING people: 

     To invite someone to dinner To ask somebody in for a drink 
     "Would you like to come to dinner...?"  "How about coming for a drink?"
     "Are you free for lunch on Friday?"  "Do come in for a moment!..."
     "It's so kind of you to invite us."

     "We accept with pleasure..." 

     "I have no plans for next week..." "I look forward to seeing you again..." 
     "I'm sorry I can't accept your invitation."  "I can't make it before 10 o'clock."
     "I'm afraid I have a previous engagement..."  "I'm tied up all day..."

    III) Entertaining. 

     To entertain friends  a host/ hostess//a guest  
     A house-warming party  a fancy dress ball 
     To call on somebody To drop in on somebody 
     A gathering/ a go together   To throw a party
     dull/ boring  To be bored stiff 



                                                                         To shake hands/ a handshake



    To speak to/ to address someone   To talk to somebody about 
    To listen to somebody To ask after someone 
    To confide in somebody To ask whether/ enquire after 
     To answer/ to require/ to retort   To start up a conversation 
     a chat/ to have a chat with To gossip
     To buttonhole= monopolise small talk 
     To talk for the sake of talking To be articulate
     To be talkative/ chatty/ garrulous  To be at a loss for words 
     To abuse someone= insult To be tongue-tied

    - As far as I'm concerned...

    - I'd like to point out that...

    - I don't see what you're driving at... 

    - I reckon that...

    - It depends on how you look at it.


                                     A chatterbox                                                                        To be at a loss for words


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    1. 'I’ve just texted her about my visit... I’d hate to her unannounced.'

    2. 'Yes, I’ll have dinner with you, but you must be patient; I before 9; I hope it won’t be too late for you...'

    3. The picture of these two leaders exchanging a in front of the whole world, is part of History.

    4. 'Well, I’m sorry but... I’m , and will go back home, now... That’s enough...'

    5. 'I hate the tendency he has to and spread rumors... A terrible habit...'

    6. 'Sorry! I can’t go out with you tonight... I’ m baby sitting my niece.'

    7. 'Lucy is invited to a and she insists on being Batman... Can you talk her out of it?'

    8. When I left her home, little Susy , and then ran to give me a hug.

    9. 'I know she’s sick and alone at home. I’ll her to try and help...'

    10. 'I really to you again. Just tell me when we can meet again next week.'

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