LEVEL A2 - COMPANY DINNER
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- It’s seven o´clock
- To start
- To get ready
- You seem keen
- To attend the dinner party
- a company dinner
- I thought you'd… / I thought you would...
- To be dreading it
- a promotion
- It will be good.
- Social setting
- It’s a great opportunity.
- Wouldn’t they be more interested in...?
- Your skills
- It seems unlikely...
- Going to help them
- To make a decision
- It can’t hurt my chances!
- The management
- Social group
- They are always planning
- To plan
- Company functions
- Various activities
- Those sort of things
- It is going to be strange
- Attending one of these events
- Something that I have to do...
- The buses are going to be...
- Full of drunken students
- On their way in to town...
- To order a taxi
- It’s 10 miles away.
- I’ll order the taxi.
LESSON 20 DIALOGUE
- Company Dinner -
Lesson 20 - Company Dinner
Jeff: It's seven o'clock. We should start to get ready!
Polly: You seem keen on attending the dinner party. It’s a company dinner, I thought you'd be dreading it.
Jeff: There is a possible promotion coming up. I think it will be good to let the management see me in a social setting. It's a great opportunity!
Polly: Wouldn't they be more interested in your skills in the office? It seems unlikely that a dinner party is going to help them make a decision.
Jeff: It can't hurt my chances though! The management are quite a social group. They are always planning company functions, paintballing, bowling, and various activities...
Polly: But you never bothered with those sort of things before.
Jeff: I know. It is going to be strange attending one of these events. But I think it is something that I have to do if I want a shot at that promotion!
Polly: I guess so. What time do we have to be there?
Jeff: The dinner starts at 10pm.
Polly: Okay, well it's Saturday so I think the buses are going to be full of drunken students on their way into town. Do you want to order a taxi?
Jeff: Good idea! It’s going to be busy and it’s 10 miles away so I’ll order the taxi for 9:15.
COMPREHENSION QUIZZES (3 TO COMPLETE)
Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1:
Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2:
Drag and Drop Quiz 3:
GRAMMAR PRACTICE: PRONOUN IT
The use of it:
It is a pronoun that applies only to objects and animals.
The alarm clock is ringing.
It is ringing.
The dog is barking.
It is barking.
The plural of it is they.
The alarm clocks are ringing.
They are ringing.
The dogs are barking.
They are barking.
Other use of it:
It can also be used to describe atmospheric conditions:
When you ask a question about distance, we also use it in the answer:
How far is it?
It's a long way.
Also when we want to know the distance between places:
How far is it from Paris to Rome?
It's 687 miles.
We can use it when we talk about dates:
It's my birthday.
And also with time:
It's 7 o'clock.
When we talk about hours, we must apply the following rules. For time of the hour, we have to use o'clock:
It's six o'clock.
To mark 30 minutes after on the stroke of each hour, we say half past before the time.
It's half past nine.
To indicate fifteen minutes after on the stroke of each hour, we say a quarter past before the time.
It's a quarter to four.
To express an assessment of a specific situation, we use it’s + adjective + to:
It's + Adjective (difficult, nice, dangerous, interesting, terrible etc.) + To
It's not easy to learn English.
It's nice to visit Spain.
- Related Pronunciation Video Lesson and interactive exercise(s): /eə/ Gliding Vowel Sound