Key Phrases for Practice:
Excuse me? Sorry?
Can you repeat that, please?
Can you speak more slowly, please?
What does “awesome” mean?
What do you mean?
Oh, I said it costs $3.80.
Oh, I said the party starts at 7:45pm.
Oh sure, let me repeat that.
It means, “great.”
I mean, I don’t like sports.
Al: Hey Steph! What’s up?
Steph: Not too much.
Al: Hey, what are you doing on Friday night?
Steph: Excuse me. Sorry?
Al: Friday night! Do you have any plans?
Steph: No, not really.
Al: Well, we’re having this Happy Hour Social at Departures. You should come check it out.
Steph: Sorry, sorry. Could you speak more slowly, please, Al?
Al: I’m sorry. We’re having a Happy Hour Social at Departures, our bar on Friday night. Why don’t you come?
Steph: Ok, yeah, sounds interesting.
Al: Yeah, yeah.
Steph: What times does it start?
Al: It starts at a quarter to eight.
Steph: Sorry, could you repeat that, please?
Al: Yeah. It starts at a quarter to eight.
Steph: Quarter to eight.
Al: Yeah, seven forty-five.
Steph: Seven forty-five, ok. All right, sure, I’ll put it in my calendar. So Al, when you say “Happy Hour Social”, what do you mean?
Al: Oh, well I mean, “Happy Hour Social” is a time before the busy time when there are a little bit cheaper drinks.
Steph: I see! Ok, Happy Hour! Ah, Happy Hour!
Al: Yeah, Happy Hour!
Steph: I see, Ok!
Al: And actually, it’s…
Steph: Is it only one hour?
Al: Usually, it’s more than one hour. It’s usually a couple of hours, but we, you know, just to make it simple we call it “Happy Hour.”
Steph: I see, Ok.
Al: Yeah, so…
Steph: And “Social”?
Al: Oh, “Social”…that means a lot of people will gather and we’ll just have fun talking and chatting. It’s a lot of fun!
Steph: Sounds good.
Al: Yeah, it’s going to be phenomenal!
Steph: What does “phenomenal” mean?
Al: Oh, sorry, “phenomenal” means it’ll be fantastic, wonderful, great, awesome…
Steph: I see.
Al: Yeah, you should definitely come!
Steph: Ok, I’ll be there.
Steph: Can I bring some friends?
Al: For sure! Of course! You know, as we say, “the more, the merrier.”
Steph: All right! Sounds good!
Al: All right.
Steph: See you then!
Al: See you Friday night!