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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?

SueHello, it is lovely to see you again. Come in please.
SarahHi, thank you for inviting me to your home.
SueDo you want something to drink?
SarahYes, thank you. That would be nice.
SueWhat would you like to drink? I have pure apple juice, grape juice and orange juice.
SarahWell, orange juice would be nice if it’s not too much trouble.
SueDon’t worry. I go shopping every day and I buy a lot of fruits. Wait a moment. I’ll come back very soon.
SarahThat’s very nice.
SueHere you are.
SarahThank you very much.
SueDo you want to have some ice cubes in?
SarahNo, thanks. I don’t like cold drink.
SuePlease let me know if you want some more fruit juice.
SarahI will. Thank you. By the way where do you buy these oranges? It tastes very good.
SueOh, 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.
SarahIt’s very healthy.
SueWould you like to have one more glass?
SarahNo, 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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1 thought on “Do you want something to drink?”

  1. Parastia Warani

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