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Socialising 5: From contact to partner

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While it is natural to focus on the challenge of starting conversations with strangers and keeping these conversations going, the real purpose of socialising is to turn these contacts into partners or even friends. Even a simple task like inviting a person out to a restaurant can cause embarrassment and stress. For this reason, this lesson includes discussions of why such situations are difficult, as well as plenty of practice.

Topic: Socialising and turning new contacts into partners
Level: Intermediate (B2) and above

  • To discuss techniques and potential problems connected with moving from superficial relationships towards friendship and partnership.
  • To introduce a range of functions and exponents for inviting, insisting, accepting, refusing, etc.
  • To practise the language and skills in a series of controlled and freer role-plays.

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By Jeremy Day

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