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Unit 1: Inviting someone for dinner
Transcript of Unit 1: Inviting someone for dinner
Slangs & Idioms Inviting someone to come to your house for dinner Informal
Wanna come over for dinner tonight? (Wanna = want to)
•How about coming over for dinner tonight?
•Care to come over for dinner tonight? •Would you like to come over for dinner tonight?
•Would you care to join us for dinner at our house tonight?
•I was just wondering if you would like to come over for dinner tonight.
•Please come over for dinner tonight.
•We'd be delighted to have you over for dinner tonight. Formal Accepting an invitation Declining an invitation • Sure. What time?
• Why not? When do you want me to be there?
• Sure. When should I be there?
• Yes! Want me to bring something?
• I'd love to. I'll bring dessert. •Thank you! I'd love to. Would you like me to bring anything?
•Thank you very much! I'd be delighted to. What time should I be there?
•Oh, certainly! Thank you. Do I need to bring anything? Informal Formal •I can't. I have to work.
•Tonight's no good. I have an appointment.
•I'm busy tonight. Can I take a raincheck on that? •I'd love to, but I'm afraid I'm busy tonight.
•I'd love to, but I already have plans tonight. Informal Formal Activity Which of the following is answer is not appropriate?
A: Wanna come over for dinner?
B: _____________________ A: Sure. What time?
B: Why not? When should I be there?
C: Why? A: My A: Husband and I were wondering if you'd like to come over for dinner this Saturday?
B: _______________________________ A: Thank you very much! I'd be delighted to.
B: I'd love to, but I'm afraid I'm busy this Saturday.
C: I don't go out on Saturdays. A: Tonight is no good. Can I take a rain check?
B: __________________________________ A; Ok. No Problem.
B: Sure. Let's do it some other time.
C: No, you can't Dialogue 1 Dialogue 2 Dialogue 3 Dialogue 4 •Ann: Bob and I are having a little get-together at our place tonight . Wanna come over for dinner tonight?
•Jim: Sure, why not? What time do you want me to be there?
•Ann: Around 6.
•Jim: OK. Want me to bring something?
•Ann: No. Just bring yourself. (between 2 co-workers (between 2 friends) •Sam: Wanna come over for a quick meal tonight?
•Tom: Tonight's no good. I have a date. Can I take a raincheck?
•Sam: OK. No problem. Enjoy your evening!
•Tom: You too (a parent is making an invitation to her son's teacher) •Jan: Mr. Brown, my husband and I were just wondering if you would like to come over for dinner this evening.
•Brown: Oh, thank you! I'd be delighted to.
•Jan: Great! Could you come over at around 6?
•Brown: Sure. Do I need to bring anything?
•Jan: No, but thanks for asking.
•Brown: OK. See you this evening then. (a parent is making an invitation to her son's teacher) •Jan: Mr. Brown, my husband and I were just wondering if you would like to come over for dinner this evening.
•Brown: Well, I'd love to, but I have another appointment tonight.
•Jan: Oh, that's too bad. Well, maybe next time then.
•Brown: Yeah! Thank you for asking. Enjoy your evening! a. common scenario: greet the student and rapport
b. you can ask them to read the objective of the lesson
c. Ask them to read the Expression Check or you can read it for them then explain. a. Ask the student to describe the picture while helping them with their pronunciation and grammar.
b. Then go to the questions next to the picture.
c. Ask the question/s and encourage the students to give 2 or more reasons for their answers. Ask follow up questions based on a real life situation of the students.
1. how about you...or when was the last time you were invited for dinner?...)
2. how about in your country, how do you usually invite a friend to dinner in your house?
3. Are there any famous stories of friendship in your culture?
4. In your country, do you have to pay for dinner when you invite someone or do you go dutch?
(Note: Always try to incorporate these questions into their culture. The goal is to have them express their thoughts and opinion about the question.) -Ask the student to think of his/her favorite celebrity.
-Imagine you’re given a chance to invite your favorite celebrity to dinner.
-Do the dialogue
-Ask the student about table manners that he knows. Tips: •When eating soup, the motion of the spoon should be away from you. If eating dessert the motion of the spoon is towards you.
•If you have to get up to get something for yourself, ask if others at the table need anything. Never!!!
•Rest elbows on table.
•Brushing hair or applying makeup at table.
•Putting your purse on table. Make a two lines conversation of the following phrases using the pictures as your guide.
1. This weekend
2. Saturday night
3. A half past five. Importance of dining etiquette Ask the student about the importance of dinning etiquette. People notice everything. This is particularly true in business relationships. In addition to great job performance, having good dinning etiquette helps to establish your credibility and reputation. It also helps to make you an accepted member of the business group. And if you think about it, it helps build your self confidence. It's another skill to add to your professional repertoire. Vocabulary:
Goblet - It usually has a cup that holds the liquid, a narrow stem, and a wide base.
Cutlery - Cutting instruments collectively, especially knives for cutting food.
Mouthful – the amount a mouth can hold.
http://victoriapilate.com/files/free-download-dining-etiquette.pdf Situation 1 Situation 2 Situation 3 You play soccer every Sunday Morning. You would like to have dinner with one of your teammates at your place. Invite him/her and arrange the best for dinner.
You have no plans this weekend and you want to invite your friend over to your house for dinner. Ask him/her about his weekend plans and invite him/her to your place for dinner. You want to invite your next door neighbor over to your house for dinner. Call the neighbor and invite him/her for dinner. Let's talk about food 1.Are you allergic to any food?
2.What are those foods that you often serve to your guests?
3.You are inviting a friend of your for a dinner, she/he is a vegetarian while, you don’t vegetables. What should you do?