1. Saying hello/goodbye; arranging to meet (1)

1. Saying hello/goodbye; arranging to meet (1)

Sam bumps into Jenny

Main practise:
  saying hello/goodbye; arranging to meet
Revision:            Present Perfect  -  how about…?  -  to look forward to  -  (to) come over 


All the expressions are colloquial, (informal) English.

make a date:
agree a date and time to meet, i.e. 
Lets make a date to meet next week.

catch up: to exchange news with a someone you haven't seen for some time, i.e. 
We must meet soon and catch up.

meet up: to meet, i.e.
Shall we meet up some time next weekend?

come over: to go to someone's home, i.e. 
Come over to my place tonight. 

ages: a long time, i.e. 
  • I haven't seen you for ages.
  • She hasn't had a holiday for ages.
  • With ‘since': It's ages since we've been to a party.
  • For ages' can mean days or years depending on the context.

(to) dash: to hurry, leave quickly, i.e 
  • Oh, is that the time? I must dash: I want to get to the supermarket before it closes.

(our) place  -  our home


Sam and Jenny haven't met for a long time. They make a date to meet up at Sam's home so they can catch up with each other's news. 

Sam:    Jenny. Hi, how are you?

Jenny: Hi, it's lovely to see you. I'm fine, how're you?

Sam:    Very well. It's since we've seen each other.

Jenny:  Almost a year I think.

Sam:     At Dave's party, wasn't it?

Jenny:  That's right. And we said we'd for coffee but we never did.

Sam:     Oh, life get's so busy, doesn't it?

Jenny:  Well, look, I must now, but let's make a date to meet.

Sam:     Great, how about Saturday morning?

Jenny:  Fine. Where?'

Sam:      to our place and we can with all our news.
               About eleven?

Jenny:  Great. I'll look forward to it. See you then.

Sam:     Me too. Bye for now. Take care.


Put in the language you've practised in the dialogue.

1. We must meet soon and .

2. Let's some time next week.

3. Oh, is that the time? I must .

4. She hasn't visited us for .

5. Why don't you to my flat for coffee?