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The Experiment is a collection of short series that are a little different to our usual programmes - but still help you improve your English.

Our fifth series, Bad Dates, helps you learn the language you need to survive in the sometimes strange world of dating. Join Daniel as he battles his way through one bad date to another. He'll teach you some useful language along the way!

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Bad Dates: Episode 4 - Flirty date

Bad Dates - The flirty date

In this episode, Daniel is on a date with someone who shows a little too much interest in the waiter. What phrases does he use to move the conversation along? Watch the video to discover some key dating language.

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Daniel
Hello!

Laura
Hi!

Daniel
How are you?

Laura
Good, thanks. How are you?

Daniel
Very well. Sorry, you are Laura?

Laura
Yes, yes. Sorry, I should have made that clear.

Daniel
She was very chatty. She came in. She had a big smile on her face. I mean, what more could you want?

Laura
Right.

Daniel
Should we get some drinks?

Laura
Yeah, yeah. Let’s, erm…

Daniel
Glass of white?

Laura
Yeah!

Daniel
Yeah.

Laura
Two glasses of white.

Daniel
That’d be great. Excuse me?

Waiter
What can I get for you?

Laura
Oh, I haven’t, I haven’t seen you here before. I’ve been here quite a few times.

Waiter
Oh, I’m quite new.

Laura
OK.

Waiter
Can I get you anything?

Laura
Sorry, yes. Two glasses of wine.

Waiter
Two glasses of white wine, absolutely. Coming up.

Laura
Oh, thank you.

Waiter
It’s my pleasure.

Laura
Oh, no. It’s my pleasure!

Daniel
Thank you very much.

Daniel
I wouldn’t say it was a good date. Well, she seemed a little bit more interested in the waiter than she did in me.

Laura
Anyway, so what do you do for a living?

Daniel
I work in advertising.

Laura
Oh, nice. Cool.

Waiter
There you are. Two glasses of white wine.

Laura
Oh, thank you! That was so prompt. You’re obviously very good at your job. How long have you been doing it for?

Daniel
Advertising?

Laura
Sorry, I was just… I was talking…

Daniel
Oh, sorry you’re talking to the waiter.

Laura
Sorry.

Daniel
If anything, it got worse. She kept finding excuses to call him over. She wouldn’t stop looking at him. I felt like I wasn’t there.

Laura
Yeah.

Daniel
Oops, sorry you dropped your fork.

Laura
Oh God I have…erm…

Daniel
Let me get that, let me get that.

Laura
No, do you know… no, don’t put yourself out. Do you know what? I’ll ask the waiter to get it. He seems so friendly, I’m sure…

Daniel
He looks busy

Laura
Let’s just find out. Excuse me?

Waiter
Sorry?

Laura
I’m so sorry to trouble you, would you mind… I dropped my fork.

Waiter
There you go, actually let me get you another one. This one’s dirty.

Laura
That…thank you! That is so sweet of you. I’m sorry I’ve taken you away from another table, and you’ve come all the way here and picked up my fork.

Waiter
That’s not a problem. I’ll be back in two seconds.

Laura
Thank you. That was nice, wasn’t it?

Daniel
Picking up your fork?

Laura
And getting me a new one.

Daniel
That’s true, yeah. You did call him over.

Laura
He came very quickly, didn’t he? Sorry?

Daniel
You just keep looking over there?

Laura
I just thought I saw someone I know.

Daniel
The waiter?

Laura
Do you know what? Now you say it. It’s just the waiter, but I thought he was someone else I know, but he must just have one of those faces…very attractive faces.

Daniel
Oh… oh, I totally forgot.

Laura
What?

Daniel
I’ve got to meet a friend.

Laura
Oh no!

Daniel
Yeah, I’m gonna have to run off.

Laura
Oh no!

Daniel
Sorry, I’ve double booked you. I’m really sorry.

Laura
Erm… well I’ve still got all my food, so I might stay.

Daniel
OK.

Daniel
I don’t think so, no if I’m honest. She’s not for me.

Useful dating language

Confirming the date's name

Sorry, you are Laura?

Suggesting what to order

Should we get some drinks?

Expressing pleasant surprise at seeing someone

I haven't seen you here before.

Making small talk

What do you do for a living?

Complimenting someone

You're obviously very good at your job.

Politely asking for help

I'm so sorry to trouble you, would you mind...

Making an excuse to leave

Oh, I totally forgot. I've got to meet a friend!

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Try our quiz to see what you've learnt about language related to dating:

Bad Dates quiz

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End of Session 21

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