Unit 2 – I like the Nightlife

Part 1 – A Night Out


Scenes from a busy restaurant

Think / Answer

Think about the following questions. Answer them in a notebook.

  1. Do you like to go out to bars and clubs? Why or why not?
  2. Where’s your favorite place to go for fun at night?
  3. How often do you eat in restaurants or drink in bars with friends?

Exercise 1

Terms and Expressions

Write the following terms or expressions in your notebook.

Word or Expression (Part of Speech) meaning

  1. drop (verb) to let go of something and it falls to the ground.
  2. go ahead (idiom) “start or do something”
  3. lifelong (adjective) something that lasts your whole life; usually used with friendly relations.
  4. lose (verb) to be unable to find something you had
  5. lost and found (idiom) a place where a business keeps customer’s lost items.
  6. one of a kind (idiom) original, not like anything else in the world
  7. pop into (idiom) to quickly visit a place. Note: use ‘into’ when it’s followed by an object and just ‘in’ when it’s not.
  8. promise (verb) to say you will do something
  9. straw (noun) a long, plastic tube used for drinking
  10. your guess is as good as mine (idiom) I don’t know either

Exercise 2

Listen and Read

Listen to the dialogue and read along. When you are finished listening, read it aloud for practice.

Harold: Hi, is this the nightclub’s lost and found?
Hostess: Yes, it is. How can I help you?
Harold: I was here last night and I lost something. Do I need to fill out a form?
Hostess: No, just tell me. Where did you drop it?
Harold: Your guess is as good as mine. Could have been by the pretty hostess or cute bartender or beautiful DJ…
Hostess: Okay, what area of the club did you last see it?
Harold: It was at the bar when I popped into the bathroom.
Hostess: Can you describe it?
Harold: I’ll try, but do you promise you won’t think I’m crazy?
Hostess: I promise I won’t. Go ahead.
Harold: Well, it’s thin, sweet and one of a kind.
Hostess: Thin like a straw?
Harold: No, thin like a model.
Hostess: Sweet like candy?
Harold: No, sweet like a lifelong friend.
Hostess: One of a kind like a cake?
Harold: No, one of a kind like a beautiful snowflake.
Hostess: Wait a minute, sir. Did you lose your girlfriend?
Harold: Yes!! Was she turned in?