Use this expression when you meet someone for the first time. = I’m sorry that things are not neat just: recently; a short time ago sister-in-law: a brother’s wife Pleased to meet you. baby-sitter: Parents pay a baby-sitter to watch a child while they are away from home. seventeen twenty: This is one way to say the telephone number 555-1720. one seven two oh: This is another way to say the telephone number 555-1720. reservation: an arrangement to hold a table in a restaurant for a specific time You also make reservations for hotel rooms, theater tickets, and airline tickets. Use this expression when you say Good-bye to a new friend. In each circle, write the letter of the correct sentence to show the sentence of Harry’s actions. CHOOSE YOUR WORDS In these situations, choose the more polite sentence.
VOCABULARY Ma’am reservation starving CPA firm stomach ache nervous occasionally GRAMMAR AND EXPRESSIONS following directions making polite suggestions offering and ordering food changing the subject PRONUNCIATION saying telephone numbers U.
street vendor A street vendor sells food or other things on the street.
• Did you ever have a blind date or arrange one for someone else?
YOUR TURN • Are blind dates common in your country?
They don’t know each other, and this is their first meeting. A friend or a member of the family often arranges this kind of date.
This is an informal word hot dog: a frankfurter date: a plan to meet someone at a specific time ma’am: madam Use ma’am when you speak directly to a woman and you don’t know her name.
Say the last four numbers individually or in two parts.
traffic: many cars on the road parking: trying to find a place to leave the car What pretty flowers! Pronounce the first three numbers of a telephone number by saying one number at a time.
Teenage girls and boys often work as baby- sitters to earn money after school.
It is common for American parents to pay a baby-sitter to watch their children for an evening. «Yeah, nice to meet you.» You are walking out the door with a friend.
LIFE Harry’s daughter Michelle stays with a baby-sitter while Harry is on a date with Susan. «After you.» Your friend is visiting your home, and you are feeling warm.