Дидактический материал для практических занятий по английскому языку, страница 9

Well I think I'd better go now. I have an appointment/a date/an engagement/a class in a few minutes.

Oh, I've got thinks to do.

I've got a call to make.

Oh, look at the time. I must rush. See you later.

I think I have to leave now. Would you excuse me?

I'm a bit of a hurry. I must be off, I'm afraid.

I won't take up any more of your time.

The most common phrases to show the hosts that you want to sec them again are:

It's been nice meeting you. (formal)

Nice meeting you.

Hope to see you again, (less formal)

It's Ьеей a pleasure.

Thank you for coming.

Keep in touch, (informal)

I'll be missing you.

Keep well.

Hope we meet again.

Hope to see you soon.

Take care of yourself.

Thank you for a nice party.

When shall I see you again?

Hope you'll come to see us some time.

The other most frequently used common parting phrases are;

Good-bye! (formal, informal)



See you later/next year/tomorrow/soon, etc.

All the best. Good luck. - When seeing someone off for a long ne or when leaving a person who is going for an interview or to take i examination.

To ask your friend to remind you to someone else (members of his mily, your mutual friend or acquaintance) the following phrases ust be used:

(Please) give my (kind) regards to... (formal)

(Please) remember me to... (formal, semi-formal)

Give my love to... (informal)


I. Memorize the dialogues:

1. Formal:

-1 must be going, I'm afraid. I've got an appointment for five.

-  Well, 1 won't keep you then.

-  It's been pleasant seeing you. Hope we meet again. Good-bye.

-  Good-bye. Keep in touch.

2. Semi-formal, informal:

- Well, Mr. Tailor, thank you for all you've told me. I won't take up any more of your time.