Do you want something to drink?

English Speaking Topic

Sue is inviting Sarah to visit her new house. Listen to the conversation and learn how to offer in English. Pay attention to Sue’s offer a drink to Sarah. Do you find any phrases for offering in the conversation? Do you know any other phrases for offering something?

Sue Hello, it is lovely to see you again. Come in please.
Sarah Hi, thank you for inviting me to your home.
Sue Do you want something to drink?
Sarah Yes, thank you. That would be nice.
Sue What would you like to drink? I have pure apple juice, grape juice and orange juice.
Sarah Well, orange juice would be nice if it’s not too much trouble.
Sue Don’t worry. I go shopping every day and I buy a lot of fruits. Wait a moment. I’ll come back very soon.
Sarah That’s very nice.
Sue Here you are.
Sarah Thank you very much.
Sue Do you want to have some ice cubes in?
Sarah No, thanks. I don’t like cold drink.
Sue Please let me know if you want some more fruit juice.
Sarah I will. Thank you. By the way where do you buy these oranges? It tastes very good.
Sue Oh, I usually go shopping at the local shop and the end of this building. They sell a lot of fresh fruits from their own farm.
Sarah It’s very healthy.
Sue Would you like to have one more glass?
Sarah No, thanks. It’s enough for me. That’s very kind of you.


Language Note

Would you like…?

When you want to offer or to invite something to a friend or other people, you can say “Would you like…?” This is a polite way to ask someone whether they want something.

Would you like to have a cup of coffee?
Would you like to go to cinema with me tonight?
Would you like to reserve a superior or a deluxe room?

Do you want … ?

This phrase is a bit less polite than “Would you like?”. You can use this phrase to talk to a friend, a family member or to talk in an informal context.

Do you want to have a ride to the city?
Do you want to sing a song?
Do you want to drink something?

What would you like …?

This phrase is the same as “Would you like?”. But you use this phrase to ask for more information.

What would you like to play?
Which car would you like to drive?
When would you like to visit our company?
Who would you like to talk to?

Let me know if you want …

Use this phrase to encourage someone to feel more confident about what they want.

Let me know if you want to have a rest?
Let me know if you have to much work to handle.
Let me know if you feel cold.

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