Is the party here? If you have been invited to a party or a night of happiness with your new English friends, you will undoubtedly want to make the most of the night and get along well with the company. An essential condition for having fun is knowing how to communicate and maintain a conversation. If you also have the opportunity to meet new people, the night will become even more interesting.
How is your English? Could you spend the night chatting away in English? Do you know how to ask for a drink, offer someone something to drink, or order a cocktail? Here is a useful selection of phrases so that you can have a great time at the party.
Arriving at the Party
When you arrive, you should thank the host or the person who invited you. Here are some phrases you could use.
Thank you for the invite.
I am glad to be here.
I am so happy to see you!
Asking for Something to Drink
At parties, you will often have the opportunity to go to the bar and choose something to drink. For that reason, it is good to know the correct names for drinks.
Can I get you something to drink?
What would you like to drink?
No ice, please.
Two shots of tequila, please.
Having a Conversation
It is not always easy to start a conversation, especially in a language that is not our own and perhaps with someone that we either do not know well or have just met. Here are some sentences you can use to start a conversation with someone you have met for the first time.
Breaking the Ice
Hi, I’m Juan. Who are you with?
How was your week?
I am John. Nice to meet you.
It is nice to be here, isn’t it?
How long have you known Marcos for?
Do you know Marcos?
How are you doing?
How are you?
Are you here with someone?
Finding a Topic of Conversation
Nice weather this week!
I hope it is not going to rain. I have a long trip home tonight!
What do you do for a living?
Have you lived in London for a long time?
How long have you lived here?
Where are you from?
What is your job?
I think we have met before. Is that possible?
I have been here for three years.
I work as a barista.
The music is nice, isn’t it? What kind of music do you like?
Thank you for the nice evening. It was lovely!
Amazing party. Thank you!
The ideal way to always feel comfortable speaking with others is by knowing the language well, both at work and in private life. If you need to improve your English conversation skills, why not try the online course at ABA English? We offer 144 free video classes as well as short films and highly-qualified native teachers.