BEP 77 – Happy Hour: After-Work Socializing

In this business English podcast lesson we explore language that you can use to socialize with colleagues during happy hour or during other informal occasions.

Whether you drink alcohol or not, in many places around the world you will likely be invited to the bar or pub with colleagues. It’s important to know how to offer to buy drinks for others and how to make polite excuses when you’ve had enough or when it’s time to go. The same skills are also useful for other types of after-work social activities.

In the dialog, we join Greg, a manager, and three people in his team – Joanna, Gary, and Ben – as they order.

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Study Notes

Phrases & Practice
BEP 77 INT – Happy Hour – Quiz

BEP 77 INT – Happy Hour – Gap-fill

BEP 77 INT – Happy Hour – Dialog & Vocab

BEP 77 INT – Happy Hour – Language 1

BEP 77 INT – Happy Hour – Language 2

BEP 77 INT – Happy Hour – Language 3

BEP 77 INT – Happy Hour – Flashcards

Listening Questions:

1) Who is paying for the first round of drinks? How can you tell?

2) Who is the person who doesn’t drink?

3) When it’s time for her to go, what excuse does Joanna make?

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