Practice exercise: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/how/how-not-chat-someone-nightclub
Some people think that ‘chat-up lines’ are a good way to talk to someone you want to know better. Or is there a better approach?
Man: Hello there!
Man: Listen, if I err…if I told you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
Woman: I’m sorry?
Man: I said, if I told… oh forget it… Hey er, did you know there is a mistake in the English alphabet?
Woman: Erm, no. I didn’t.
Man: Yeah! They should have put U and I together!
Woman: (shakes her head)
Man: No, err, seriously though, do you believe in love at first sight?
Man: Then maybe I should walk in again then!
Woman: Or just walk out.
Man: Hey er… do you have any raisins?
Man: Then how about a date?
Woman: I don’t think so. No.
Man: Are we err… are we near the airport?
Man: Then maybe that was my heart taking off.
Woman: (sighs and shakes head)
Man: Is it hot in here?
Man: Then it must be you.
Woman: I don’t think so.
Man: There er… seems to be some problem with my mobile phone.
Man: Yeah, it doesn’t have your number in it!
Woman: Listen, just forget it…
Man: OK, I’m sorry. Listen. What I actually wanted to say was, you know, I think you’re really nice. I’d like to get to know you more.
Woman: Oh. That’s much better! Of course you can! So, what’s your name…?
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