How To
 

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- Asking permission

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- Informal invitations

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- Polite invitations

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- Declining invitations

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- Making an appointment

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- Change someone's behaviour

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- Asking someone out

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- Asking a favour

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- Haggling

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- Borrowing something

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- Asking for the time
A man and a woman in a rowing boat

Asking someone out

In a different episode of How To we looked at how to chat someone up - that is, how to make someone interested in you, in a romantic way! Let's imagine you have succeeded in getting someone interested... now it's time to ask them out. Is it possible to do this in a way that avoids embarrassment?

Don't forget to practise what you've learned with the activity further down this page.

You can listen again to the conversations featured in this programme, below.


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Seeing if someone is free at a particular time

What are you

up to
doing
this weekend?
Making an invitation

Don't embarrass yourself by using the word date!

Do you want to come on a date with me?

Try this invitation instead:

Do you want to meet up
Do you fancy meeting up

sometime for a drink?
outside work?
Inviting someone to join you

I was thinking I might go to the films tomorrow... If you'd like to join me, feel free.
I was thinking I might go to the films tomorrow if you fancy it.

Offering someone your phone number

Why don't I give you my mobile phone number?
Let me give you my mobile number.



WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Quiz
For each question choose the best answer.

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