American English Conversation: Lesson 91

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: Asking Someone Out on a Date

Dialogue 1

Tom: Hey, Rachel, do you have any plans for this weekend?
Rachel: Not really. Why?
Tom: Well, I was wondering if you’d like to go out with me on a date.
Rachel: Oh, Tom…I’m not sure…
Tom: Don’t worry, it’ll be fun! We could go to dinner and then catch a movie or stroll in the park.
Rachel: That sounds nice, but I don’t know… it’s just that we’ve been friends for so long…
Tom: Sometimes, being friends first is the best way to start a relationship!
Rachel: Okay. Let’s do it! When were you thinking?
Tom: How about Saturday evening? Does that work for you?
Rachel: Yes, that works. Where were you planning on taking me?
Tom: It’s a surprise! Just come dressed up and ready for a good time.
Rachel: Alright, I trust you.
Tom: Great, I can’t wait. I’ll pick you up at 7 pm.
Rachel: Sounds perfect. See you on Saturday, Tom.

Dialogue 2

Jack: Hi, Lucy. Are you free this weekend?
Lucy: Oh, hi, Jack. What’s up?
Jack: Well, I was thinking…would you like to go on a date with me?
Lucy: A date? Sure, that sounds nice. What do you have in mind?
Jack: How about we catch a movie and then have dinner afterward?
Lucy: That sounds great! Which movie were you thinking of?
Jack: There’s a new sci-fi thriller playing at the cinema. It’s had excellent reviews.
Lucy: Okay, let’s do it. But can we skip the dinner part, maybe take a stroll in the park or visit the Japanese garden instead? I’m trying to eat healthier and save money.
Jack: Of course, no problem! The park sounds lovely. We could bring a picnic or something, what do you think?
Lucy: That’s a great idea, Jack. Thanks for being understanding.
Jack: Anytime. So, how about Saturday afternoon?
Lucy: Saturday is perfect. Let’s meet outside the cinema at 2 pm.
Jack: Sounds like a plan. I can’t wait!
Lucy: Neither can I. See you then, Jack.

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