10 янв. 2017 г.

Inviting and making arrangements

To be able to invite your business partners or arrange meeting with foreign friends you need to learn some phrases.

1.Learn the phrases:

Checking someone is free
Are you free?
Are you doing anything?
Is (Sunday) any good for you?

Making invitations
Would you like to…?
Do you fancy + verb + ing?

Accepting invitations
Sounds great!
Yeah, I’d like/love to…
That’s be lovely!

Refusing invitations (apology + reason)
I’m afraid I can’t make it because…
I’m really sorry, but I can’t … because…

Suggesting a time/place to meet
Shall we meet outside the restaurant at eight?

Suggesting a different time/place to meet
How about +  ing… instead?

Could we meet… instead?

2 янв. 2017 г.

Nationality idioms

 Sometimes English people use the name of nationalities in their common everyday phrases.

1. Learn these idioms:
to go Dutch
=everyone pays for himself in a pub or a restaurant.

Dutch courage
= confidence gained after you drink some alcohol