Follow US:

Practice English Speaking&Listening with: #100 Going out in NYC - How to order a drink in English - ESL (rep)

(0)
Difficulty: 0

welcome to speak English now podcast

with your host Georgiana the podcast

that will help you to speak English

fluently with no grammar and no

textbooks hi everyone I'm Georgiana

founder of speak English podcast comm

and I'm here to help you to speak

English fluently and with confidence in

today's episode I'll talk about going

out at night I'll point out the most

emblematic places where you can hang out

in New York City at night and I'll teach

you how to order a drink I've also

prepared a point of view story so you

can practice your grammar and vocabulary

I'm not sure if you've noticed but today

you're listening to episode 50 of the

speak English now podcast it may not

sound like a big deal to you but in

approximately one year I've posted 680

minutes of free material and it's

available everywhere on iTunes Spotify

SoundCloud YouTube etc thank you so much

for helping me share the podcast with

your friends and family remember to

leave a comment on iTunes about the show

it would mean a lot to me let's start

the lesson today's gonna be fun it's

Friday night and you call your friends

and ask them what are we doing tonight

and they say let's go party or let's go

clubbing the expression let's go party

doesn't mean going to a specific party

but simply going out usually it means

going to a club or music pubs people in

their 20s and 30s usually have a drink

in a bar first and then go to a club

clubs are often pricey and you don't

just pay for the drinks you also need to

pay for the club admission which is also

expensive now let me tell you where to

go out a night in New York I suggest

different locations for instance if you

want to party in Manhattan

surrounded by fashion model

celebrities professional athletes and

musicians visit one of the city's

exclusive nightclubs it can be difficult

to get into these places but it's

definitely not impossible

the trendy places seem to change almost

weekly but these are three of the most

popular places amongst celebrities

provocateur is one of the favorites of

sophisticated international elite and

successful fashion models if you plan to

go there make reservations in advance

and expect to pay a lot for the

privilege or partying at such an

exclusive club and the third option is

Avenue this small club hosts some of the

most elite parties in New York if your

hipster looking for nightlife you should

check out the Lower East Side

it's the perfect area for you to eat

drink shop and hang out after dark

currently the hottest area for bars and

nightclubs is the Meatpacking District

located on the west side of Manhattan

one of the most emblematic places in

this district is the Hotel Gansevoort

here you can enjoy a 45-foot outdoor

heated swimming pool on the rooftop with

underwater music isn't that amazing and

while we're on the subject of parties

let's see how you should order a drink

these are some of the types of drinks

that you can find in bars nightclubs or

restaurants I'll start with a well drink

which is a drink made with the cheapest

liquor available happy hour specials are

almost always well drinks so when you

ask for gin and tonic you get the

cheapest gin and tonic by the way happy

hour it's a time at a bar when drinks

are sold at a lower price than usual a

call drink is a drink made with the

liquor you want here you can choose the

brand of the liquor and remember to say

the liquor right at the beginning if you

want to order a called

try a Bacardi and coke and how about

beer draught beer or tap beer is beer

drum from keg which is a simple metal

container with plenty of beer all beer

brands can come in a keg with the

exception of specialty beers or you

could order a premium drink or the

top-shelf drink these are the best

drinks available because they are made

with expensive liquors they're often

called top-shelf drinks because they are

held at the top for clients to see

sometimes you may have some special

requests when ordering a drink one of

the most widely used terms when you

order a liquor is on the rocks

it simply means with ice people may

order whiskey on the rocks margarita on

the rocks etc if you'd like to shots of

liquor in one drink just order a double

shot of tequila or whiskey dry means

with the dry vermouth and it's used in

gin or vodka martinis you could ask for

a dry martini or a dry vodka when you

order a frozen margarita you're ordering

a blended margarita not a margarita on

the rocks a neat or straight-up is a

drink that has no ice you may want to

order a Scotch neat or a whiskey neat

ordering the right type of drink depends

on how much you want to venture start by

ordering a call drink and then you can

gradually experiment with other types of

drinks okay now let's move on to the

point of view story this is the way it

works I'm going to tell you a short

story from two grammatical points of

view to practice I'm gonna tell you

Sandra's story in the past present and

future just listen carefully I recommend

you to listen to the story several times

sandra was a girl who used to go

clubbing every weekend every Saturday

she would dress up in her best clothes

and hang out with her friends they

always went to the top clubs in town she

didn't like drinking any alcoholic

beverages though Sandra was beautiful

and all the guys wanted to meet her but

she just wanted to dance all night long

she thought she would remain single

until the day she met Fred the world's

most famous dancer shortly after they

met they got married and they founded a

dance academy called love of dance we

just listened to the story in the past

tense now let's listen to it one more

time in the present sandra is a girl who

goes out partying every weekend every

saturday she puts on her best clothes

and goes out with her friends they go to

the best clubs in town

she doesn't like drinking any alcoholic

beverages though Sandra is beautiful and

all the guys wanna meet her but she just

wants to dance all night long she thinks

she remained single until one day she

meets Fred the most famous dancer in the

world they marry shortly after they meet

and found a dance academy called love of

dance and now let's go into the future

Sandra will be a girl who's gonna be out

partying every weekend every Saturday

she'll dress up in her best clothes and

hang out with her friends they're gonna

go to the best clubs in town she won't

like drinking any alcohol beverages

though Sandra will be beautiful and all

the guys will want to meet her but

she'll just want to dance all night long

she'll think she'll remain single until

one day she'll meet Fred the most famous

dancer in the world they'll marry

shortly after that and found a dance

academy call

love of dance all right it's the end of

this point of view story in past present

and future tense there are many kinds of

point of view stories for example I can

alternate between plural and singular I

may use the conditional etc it's really

useful and I recommend you to listen to

the story several times now you can

improve your speaking and grammar with

my enchanted course only by listening go

to enchanted course calm and start

speaking English fluently once and for

all

well that's it for today remember to

help me spread the word about the

podcast tell your friends and family

about the speak English now podcast and

leave some comments on iTunes when you

have some minutes that would make me

very happy see you next week bye bye did

you enjoy today's episode get the

transcript now at speak English

podcast.com speak English podcast calm

you

The Description of #100 Going out in NYC - How to order a drink in English - ESL (rep)