Asking Your Friends out for a Movie - Entertainment English Lesson

source: Twominute English        2013年8月2日
We often look for partners to go out for a movie. Sometimes, it may be difficult to persuade your friends to join you for a movie. They might be busy or just don't want to go. On the other hand, we don't want to go alone, right? We need someone to accompany us to the theatre. So, what are the different phrases you can use to ask your friends out for a movie? How can you invite them in a casual manner and persuade them to accompany you for a movie without making them feeling awkward or obligated?
The sentences with the key phrases are highlighted at the end of the video. Practice all the phrases at the end to build your fluency on the subject matter.

# going to a movie with a group of friends
--Hey Andrew, I'm going to see "World War Z" with some friends. Do you want to come?
--Who else is going?
--Just a couple of college friends.
--That would be perfect. Where do you plan to meet?
--Let's meet in front of the movies at ten thirty.
--Great. I'll meet you guys there.
# this movie is a must-see
--I hear "The Lone Ranger" is supposed to be good. Let's watch it tomorrow?
--I have a dinner date with my family tomorrow.
--Err... we can go after that. I really want to see this film.
--That would be great. I should be free after 9 p.m.
--What time can you be at the theater?
--I can be there by 9:40.
--OK. I'll get the tickets for the 9:45 session. Meet me there as soon as you can.
--Looking forward to it.
# a movie to relax
--What are you doing tomorrow night?
--Nothing much. Why do you ask?
--How about going to the movies?
--Which movie?
--I think "Now You See Me" would be a great choice.
--That sounds pretty good. I've seen the trailer.
--Where should we meet?
--I can pick you up. Is 7p.m. alright for you?
# taking a movie break
--Hey Barry, what's up these days?
--Nothing new, just stuck with work.
--Why don't you take a break? Have you seen "White House Down"?
--No. I haven't seen it yet. But I've heard it's a good movie.
--Let's watch it tomorrow. It's the weekend and you should just chill out and relax.
--That sounds good, as long as I finish my work tonight.
--Come on. You shouldn't be working on Sundays anyway.
--OK. You're right. I'll meet you at the mall at 5p.m.