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Vocabulary Lessons

“Best Dating Ideas”


Dating can be a fun time in your life if you do it right with some practice. What are some of the best dating ideas you can think of besides going to a movie? Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  1. get your picture taken
  2. go bike riding
  3. go bird watching
  4. go for a drive
  5. go for a stroll at the zoo
  6. go hiking
  7. go to a concert
  8. go to a dance
  9. go window shopping
  10. have a cookout
  11. have a picnic
  12. have dinner together
  13. hold hands
  14. play a board game
  15. prepare a meal together
  16. ride the subway around town
  17. take a walk along the beach
  18. throw a party
  19. visit a museum
  20. watch a movie
  21. watch the sunset


Follow-Up Activity

Describe the ideal date. Where would you go? How would you get there? Who would pay for the meal? Use the Internet to help you find ideas. Think of dates for the following situations: outdoors in the summer, indoors on a rainy day, a romantic evening for two, an outing with a group of friends, and a date on a major holiday in your country.
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