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Socializing and Networking English

B2-Intermediate

Maintaining a healthy social life, and finding the time to network during busy times is not always easy. Check out this course where we talk about the many different ways of finding new friends and acquaintances.

Welcoming a New Neighbor

Seeing a new face in the neighborhood can be an exciting or awkward experience, depending on how you handle it. One of the hardest things is knowing what to say! In this lesson, learn about some ways to greet a new neighbor and what you might talk about if you're new in the neighborhood yourself!...

Topics: relocation, moving, housewarming, giving_gifts, spouse, relationships

How was your Weekend?

Breaking the ice with coworkers can be difficult, but asking about someone's weekend is a good way to get a conversation going. In this lesson, learn to talk about leisure activities and find out what others are doing....

Topics: weekend, weekend_activities, golf, biking, movies, hobby

Asking about Hobbies

Talking about hobbies is a great way to start a conversation and learn more about someone. In today’s lesson, we look at what kinds of questions you can ask. Plus, you can use these great phrases and words to talk more about what you like to do!...

Topics: sports, friends, movies, hobbies, weekends, reading

At a Networking Event

There are many ways to make new business connections. Networking events are just one of the great ways you can meet new associates and exchange business cards. In today’s lesson, check out some great phrases and vocabulary you can use at your next networking event! ...

Topics: job, sales, university, networking, events, new_friends, entrepreneur, startup, study_abroad, graudate

A Party Invitation

Have you ever been invited to a birthday party? In today’s lesson, we will look at words and phrases that will help you invite friends to your next party! Plus, we will look at how to accept or decline an invitation. ...

Topics: party, time, birthday, invitation, days_of_the_week, dates

Where Are You From?

Meeting new people is a great way to practice your English! Asking people questions is a great way to start a conversation. In today’s lesson, we look at asking people where they are from. Knowing these vocabulary words and phrases will help you practice English conversations!...

Topics: friends, nationality, country, self_introduction, America, Russia, coworker

Asking for a Phone Number

Today, we look at how to ask for a phone number. There are some common words and phrases to know. Plus, we will look at how to read numbers and sound like a natural English speaker!...

Topics: phone, phone_number, number, mobile_phone, information

Small Talk with a Co-worker

In the workplace, there are many occasions when small talk is appropriate: when you’re in the elevator with a coworker, waiting for a meeting to begin, at the copier, or in the cafeteria. Complete silence can uncomfortable andconversation of some kind helps! In today’s lesson, we look at some differ...

Topics: work, office, small_talk, weekend, plans, elevator, conversation

Making a Toast

Making a toast at a dinner or a party is a great way to welcome people or honor a special person. In today’s lesson, we look at some words and phrases that are used to make a toast....

Topics: business, toast, business_dinner, entertaining_clients

Exchanging Business Cards

Business cards are recognized around the world as a way to present contact information and do business.  Today you will learn some great words and phrases to help you exchange business cards naturally. Remember to always have enough cards to give others!...

Topics: business, office, apology, business_cards, contact_information

Small Talk with the Boss

What if you have an event coming up with your boss and she suggests that you meet up or travel together? You know that this is a good chance to have some one-on-one time with her, but then what… This can’t be just an hour of silence! Thankfully, in today’s lesson, we look at how to make small talk w...

Topics: work, office, boss, small_talk, elevator, holiday

First Day at Work

A woman from HR is helping a new employee on his first day at work. In today's lesson, you'll learn how to give a new staff member all the information they need....

Topics: office, HR, orientation, onboarding, employee_handbook, company_policies, office_layout, first_day_at_work

Comparing Weather and Seasons

How’s the weather? In today’s dialogue we have two friends talking about the weather in Tokyo and New York. You’ll be learning phrases and words you can use when you are talking about the weather....

Topics: weather, seasons, comparing, preferences, warm, cold, temperature, New_York, Tokyo

How Do You Come to Work?

Two co-workers are talking about how they get to work. One person drove to work and the other walked. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about different forms of transportation....

Topics: work, office, car, commute, bus, train, drive, distance

How Many Children Do You Have?

There are two co-workers talking about how big their families are. One person has four children and the other has one.  In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how to ask, “how many children do you have?”...

Topics: family, children, kids, daughter, son

Welcoming New Coworkers

The new coworker is here! What will you say to welcome him? Listen closely to today’s elementary lesson for some tips....

Topics: coworker, first_day, commas

Congratulations

A friend has good news to share! Find out what the good news is and what to say in today’s beginner lesson....

Topics: new_job, congratulations

Happy Hour Drinks with Coworkers

Had a long day at work? Join us for a happy hour lesson! In today’s lesson you’ll learn how to order drinks, how to ask about specials and which topics to talk about with coworkers....

Topics: socializing, drinks, happy_hour, beer, super_bowl

It’s My Treat

Sometimes you really just want to pay. In this lesson, learn how to insist on paying for a bill when your friend also wants to pay....

Topics: eating, restaurants, clients, paying

How was your Vacation?

We all love vacations, including your coworkers. When you go back to work from your vacation, make sure you know how to talk about what you did with this lesson....

Topics: hotel, small_talk, travel, trip, holiday

Making Business Introductions

Many of us are regularly trying to network ourselves, but sometimes it's our friends that we need to help with the networking. How do you introduce two acquaintances when you think they should know eachother? Check out this lesson to find out....

Topics: business, relationship, marketing, introductions, networking, branding

Dinner Party

The food is ready. The table is set. The guests are beginning to beginning to arrive. Tonight we’re having a dinner party. Don’t forget to bring a little gift for the hosts as we talk about having a dinner party in today’s lesson....

Topics: food, wine, eating, friends, visit, gifts, home, etiquette