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Date Night
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Date Night
约会之夜

Using the Simple Future Tense

Date: Oct 09 2012

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

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For couples that have been together for a long time, it is easy to get in a rut. When you see your partner every day and develop a routine, you might start to feel that your relationship has lost some of the magic it had in the beginning. Everyday stress from working, raising kids, or going to school can also contribute to your relationship feeling stale.

That is what date night is for. A date night is a chance to spend some quality time with your partner and get some romance back into your relationship. Some couples have a regular date night once a week or a couple times a month. Others will take any opportunity they can to go out and enjoy a fun, romantic night together.

But it is also possible to get in a rut with your date night. Some couples get tired of going to the same restaurants or following the same routine when they go out together. Hear Dale give Amy advice about spicing up her date night.

长时间共处的夫妻很容易进入倦怠期。当你天天都和你的另一半见面并形成一种习惯后,可能会觉得你们之间的关系,不再像刚开始时那样充满“魔力”。工作、抚养小孩或上学等日常压力,同样可能导致你们之间的关系逐渐失去新鲜感。

这正是提倡约会之夜的原因所在。约会之夜为你提供了一个机会,能够与另一半度过一段开心的美好时光,并重温两人关系中的浪漫情愫。一些夫妻会定期安排约会之夜,每周一次或每月数次。还有的夫妻则利用任何外出的机会,一起享受有趣、浪漫的夜晚。

但你也可能会对约会之夜产生枯燥乏味的感觉。有些夫妻厌倦了去同一家餐厅,或者对一成不变的约会日程感到腻烦。听听在增添约会之夜情趣方面,德尔给艾米提出的建议。

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Amy

Amy

Dale

Dale

Amy:  Well, it’s another Friday night, and I’ve got my date night tonight.

Dale:  Do you love date night? Does that make you excited?

Amy:  Of course I love date night, but I feel like I’m in a rut. I want to spice things up a little bit.

Dale:  So what do you like to do? Do you want to go to a movie? Do you like to go out to eat?

Amy:  Yeah, I love going out to restaurants, but sometimes I feel like we just tend to go to the same old places, you know?

Dale:  Do you think that date night is important in a relationship?

Amy:  I do think you kind of need that date night in order to, you know, have some time alone, spend some quality time. But on the other hand, making it too much of a routine, then it can start to feel like a chore.

Dale:  That’s true. I mean, I have to admit, I truly love date nights, even before I was married. And now date night is one thing I look forward to because the kids get to be with the sitter and I get to be with my wife and we get to talk about things alone.

Amy:  Adult things.

Dale:  Adult things. We don’t have to talk about little TV shows. So I truly enjoy date night. I think it’s really positive and helps strengthen the relationship.

Amy:  I like that. I’m going to take some inspiration from that.

Dale:  Good luck!

 

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Amy has a date night tonight, but she’s not that excited about it. She feels as if it’s becoming too much of a routine, even though she loves going out to restaurants. She does think date night is important in a relationship, though.

Dale, on the other hand, really loves date night. He loves getting to leave the kids at home and go out with his wife, and have truly adult conversations. He thinks date night helps to strengthen his relationship. Amy hopes to take some inspiration from Dale’s enthusiasm.

Do you have a regular date night with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife? What do you like to do on date night? What do you do if you get stuck in a rut?

 

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Sara97

Sara97

Spain

I think date nights are important, but a good partner must make you feel like every day or even any second is magic and important. Don’t forget that after the day night, you will have to go back to “the real life”.

09:39 AM Nov 17 2012 |

loklokloklok32

Hong Kong

I really agree with that introduction.  anything get in routine that you must get bored… haha Laughing

12:18 PM Nov 04 2012 |

liulin1206@163.com

China

I have never try

12:54 AM Oct 17 2012 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

Yes, I really love dates night.


It’s a moment to enjoy all u have in a romance.. I like this romanctly things sometimes..I think it is important to get up a relashionship. And of course how everything else, date night also can get in a rut, once in life at least. Due that, I think you should do it just sometimes, and ever spice things up..do all things in a different way and try the best of the life..THE LOVE!

01:40 PM Oct 11 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

That’s true date night can really be a magic for couples who are in rut. Routines can be very boring and we need to spice things up once in a while to get new inspiration and move on from relationship stale. Spend some quality time with the beloved one, WOW how romantic, I think date night not only for couple but bestfriend also look forward to do such kinda thing , may be we can call it night out rather than date night. My bestfriend and me tend to go out at night sometime, just for a walk or eat and I think it’s better because the weather is a bit cold, not too hot. Of course it’s just for a short time because we are girls are forbiden to go out at night for too long.

04:38 AM Oct 11 2012 |

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corey055327

Taiwan

yesterday was our country’s birthday that we called Double Tenth Day, so i took a trip with my girlfriend and ate some delicious food at the nice restaurant.

04:32 PM Oct 10 2012 |

Jullieta

Jullieta

Russian Federation

I would like to have a date night, but it`s a pity my husbant is not romantic. And routine live in our house. Perhaps I should do this date night. I think I should try.

05:42 AM Oct 10 2012 |

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Ahshan

Ahshan

China

no i do not have a date night.

10:21 PM Oct 09 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

When it comes to romance  ,for a man nothing better that invite  his date to  a restaurant to have  a cocktail or  a fancy dinner, the problem  is if it is  the season of the great leagues . To  attract customers  to his business  ,the owner of a  restaurant  hung on the  wall a big plasma TV airing  a football match .I have seen it with my own eyes , the place was only candle lit and couples  inside were lovingly   drinking  and chatting ,the atmosphere was perfect, the only thing that was out of place was the plasma, I  couldn´t help but smiling  thinking that in the middle of the  conversation the man cut short to his date saying… sorry dear , my team is about to score ,let me watch  the game , Big grin of the woman.Undecided


08:54 PM Oct 09 2012 |

Orchestra

Orchestra

Russian Federation

I’m kinda romatic too, yet perhaps not as hopeless as Irene and her fellow-countrymen=)))


It’s occured to me, there might be certain situations when going out for night dates are not only all about your own wishes. I’ve been living ina typical suburban town where there haven’t, alas, been so many places for going out provided. Therefore, youth has to party in and go out to this set of the same places what gets one sick за it at last. So, no romance in it at all(

08:29 PM Oct 09 2012 |

Minsang

Minsang

Ecuador

well..I liked to be at home to talk about differents thems with him ..or go out to wacht a good movie, to delicious food in a restaurant.

08:05 PM Oct 09 2012 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i do like the subject.

05:48 PM Oct 09 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Irene – I think i want to move to the Ukraine! :)

05:24 PM Oct 09 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Hi all!


This is a nice article. There is one word in it that might be unfamilair. 


“I do think you kind of need that date night in order to, you know, have some time alone, spend some quality time. But on the other hand, making it too much of a routine, then it can start to feel like a chore.”



If chore is new for you, here is its definition: “an unpleasant but necessary task that is routine.”


Removing trash from the household is an example of a chore.


Washing dishes is a chore.




When relationships become “stale” from being routine, spending time together may feel like a chore.  (That is something I have never felt in any relationship or friendship, but others may feel that way.)


Stale is usually used to refer to food that is not fresh, mostly bread.


I’m single, but my relationship with my two cats never gets stale. :) Animals are such loving, loyal companions!

Lubomusl

Lubomusl

Russian Federation

I don’t have a regular girl,on the other hand,I go out with different girls on Friday or Saturday.I look forward to wait for every date,because every girls contain sometning new for me.

03:56 PM Oct 09 2012 |

SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

Great

02:31 PM Oct 09 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

  You can plan a fabulous today, for example or just go on-the-spur-of-the-moment decision and hope for luck if it works.

01:50 PM Oct 09 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Everyone try to be frugal today, even hopeless romantics. I’m very romantic but I think about the price before choosing the restraunt and the deals too. So when you get dinner, imagine it doubls your happiness that the place is nice and you didn’t have to spend a fortune on it. Thinking about the future makes you happy :)

01:36 PM Oct 09 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

I plan during the week for the whole weekend to do something. It’s got to be planned for me just not to get dissapointed after by a cheesy restaurant or not-as-expected-to-be show. Some men are romantic, some not, even though they’re Ukrainians ;)). Work, commuting, everyday chores just kill that renaisance and the only thing you want to do is to get home and rest :) But it’s in-a-rut condition and it’s better to get it out of your system as there’re so many interesting things to see around, to experience, to eat or just to go somewhere where you’ve never been. 

01:03 PM Oct 09 2012 |

bellaboo2422

Pakistan


being a muslim it is not encouraged in our socity between g.f and b.f but if we talk about wife and husband it is presume to be a good thing. i think a couple need a break from frustrating and hectic routine of daily grind. people usually spend their lives in bringing up kids making money to earn livelihood and its a kind of orgy i feel. date night is a way to add some spice in life it makes our relations strong when we have some quality time with each other. it is not necessory to spend time in any resturant or some other place out side of your house, its even possible on our terrace with a coffee mug or in our own lawn in the evening while strolling to and fro with all the heart to heart things. we should spice things up in our married life to keep its flavours constant. its a great privilege for wife and husband to share some time togather literally.

01:02 PM Oct 09 2012 |

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