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Party at My Place

Party at My Place

Date: Jun 11 2010

Themes: Friend, Party

Grammar: Be Able To

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Some people are natural-born hosts. They love to entertain and have people over. When they throw parties, the snacks are tasty, the drinks are plentiful, and the music makes you want to dance. They know how to create a good atmosphere and keep a big, crazy party from getting too crazy.

Mason is planning a party at his place. Listen as he and Amy talk about their ideas of a perfect house party.

Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Amy

Amy

Mason:  So I’m gearing up for my new housewarming party. I think it’s gonna be about a month or so before I’m able to open the gates and kick it off with a good rager. You down?

Amy:  Yeah. That sounds awesome. Do you think you’re gonna have any crashers? Any randoms there?

Mason:  I don’t think so. It’s not…you know, I like to keep things pretty invite-only. But I’ve definitely had some parties before where friends of friends start showing up and it’s a little uncomfortable.

Amy:  Yeah. Do you like throwing parties? Do you like having parties at your house?

Mason:  I do on rare occasions. I probably throw about two or three big parties a year, just because, right, I mean you gotta clean up, you gotta prepare, and then, you know, both clean up before and after the party.

Amy:  Yeah.

Mason:  But I always find it’s worth it. You know, keep it kind of mellow, between like…anywhere from 20 to 40 people. That’s manageable.

Amy:  You don’t want to have to end up kicking people out like you’re a bouncer at a bar or something.

Mason:  That’s my great fear, is that I’m always just gonna poop out too early and then I’m gonna be the host who’s like, “Alright you guys all gotta go home because I’m sleeping now.”

Amy:  Yeah, see that’s why I’d rather go to parties, ‘cause then you can leave whenever you want.

Mason:  Right.

Amy:  You don’t have to deal with the stragglers.

 

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Discussion

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Mason is moving into a new house and getting ready to throw a housewarming party. Although he has thrown parties that have gotten out of control in the past, he doesn’t expect this one to be too crazy. For Mason the perfect size for a party is anywhere between 20 and 40 guests.

Throwing a party can be a lot of work. You have to clean up, buy snacks and drinks, and get your house ready before the party. Then you have to be a good host. If the party gets too crazy, you might even have to act like a bouncer and throw people out. Then you have to clean up after the party. That’s why Amy would rather go to a party at someone else’s house than throw a party at her own place.

Do you like having parties at your house? Have you ever thrown a party that got out of control and turned into a rager?

 

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antonio-diaz

Uruguay

Yes is very lovely have a partry in my home. 

07:20 PM Jun 19 2010 |

soko87

soko87

Mongolia

i love parties. but i haven't had any at home. i will do it is possible. ;)

03:57 PM Jun 16 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

i rather a home party than go out to night club , bcs is cheaper than it , i mean , u can buy a bottle of tequila and so on , cheaper than night club bcs they want to earn double  that it cost jejeje , and finally ,wherever u do at someone's house stay there jejej.

11:13 PM Jun 14 2010 |

moon light ***

Kuwait

i love barty in my home with my family and friends somtimes when i go to restaurant i wathcing som people make big barty it interesting

08:50 AM Jun 14 2010 |

moon light ***

Kuwait

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08:42 AM Jun 14 2010 |

AHMAD1

AHMAD1

Syrian Arab Republic

i think it is good and not expensive 

12:04 AM Jun 14 2010 |

▄ █ Daniel▄ █

Costa Rica

i don´t like the parties in my place xD .

11:26 PM Jun 13 2010 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

having parties at home is very hard . u have to clean up home and prepare every things . after party u have to get clean up . so i prefer going to the party than throw party at home .

07:04 PM Jun 13 2010 |

mona.f1985

mona.f1985

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i have thrown aparty but it was not uncontorolable i managed every thing befor that and i  didnt have any crashers .although throwing the party is hard but it put memorable time in my life

09:19 AM Jun 13 2010 |

muneeransari

India

I don't throw parties but i attend parties every month

 

05:19 AM Jun 13 2010 |

muneeransari

India

I don't throw parties but i attend parties every month

 

05:19 AM Jun 13 2010 |

muneeransari

India

I don't throw parties but i attend parties every month

 

05:18 AM Jun 13 2010 |

alexcai

alexcai

China

i did one before,but it's very small and sure very successful

01:17 AM Jun 13 2010 |

yes i can

yes i can

Saudi Arabia

i have a problem wich that i could not reach the last part of eny enlish sentece.. i hope you help me and tell me where is the problem??? even if i know the written word but i cant reach the pronounced one .Cry

10:36 PM Jun 12 2010 |

yolunsonu

yolunsonu

Turkey

meanwhile who is gonna have a party at the house

08:35 PM Jun 12 2010 |

yolunsonu

yolunsonu

Turkey

I bloody like party but not at my house meeting some people people talking to others and seeing some faces smiling and having fun are something very nice but problem is cleaning or tidying everything in the house up again after everbody has gone oo guuuuuys I m so lazyyy!
sorry about myself :):):)

08:29 PM Jun 12 2010 |

yolunsonu

yolunsonu

Turkey

I bloody like party but not at my house meeting some people people talking to others and seeing some faces smiling and having fun are something very nice
but problem is cleaning or tidying everything in the house up again after everbody has gone

08:29 PM Jun 12 2010 |

ZinEfAHSAI

ZinEfAHSAI

Thailand

I know the new words from this lesson.  Thanks Laughing

06:22 PM Jun 12 2010 |

Nanne

Brazil

I like parties but not at my house, mainly when there are crashers there…

 

03:37 PM Jun 12 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

i am wondering why i can not listen to those lessons like before???????????????????????????????????????

02:28 PM Jun 12 2010 |

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