What do you do when you’re out with friends?
All of us love spending time with our friends. Friends make life so much more exciting! There are so many things one could do with friends, have you ever done anything exciting with a friend? We’re sure you all have. Reminiscing and talking about those memories can be a lovely way to catch up with your friends too.
Sometimes though, we all face problems while trying to say exactly what it is we want to convey.
Read on to learn exactly what to say to your partner, to make them understand what you do when you’re out with friends. You could be referring to a particular situation, or make it general.
So, let’s start by taking a basic situation that all of us can relate to, and work from there.
*You’ve just gone to a theme park with your friends, and are telling your cousins about it*
Read on to find the overall flow, specific vocabulary, phrases, and expressions that can be used for an effective and fluent conversation on this topic. Right below is your guide to having an engaging conversation!
A conversation has specific phases that it goes through. Here is a quick look at what we suggest, to guarantee you a smooth conversation.
Content : What is it that you are going to talk about?
Use the wh questions along with the keywords to help you put together the content.
- Who did you spend the day with? – Names of friends.
- What did you do? – Hiking, Shopping, Partying etc.
- Where did you go? – Hills, Mall, Friend’s house etc.
- When did this day happen? – Yesterday, Last week, Last month etc.
- Why did you enjoy the day? – Exciting, Refreshing, Relaxing etc.
Choosing Contextual Vocabulary
Choosing contextual vocabulary to suit the scenario you’re talking about can be very important when it comes to giving depth and clarity to what you’re trying to say, as well as piquing* your partner’s attention. In this case, you’re talking about a day.
Listed below are a few words and phrases that could come in handy while elaborating on the person you like. Additionally, the meanings of a few starred (*) words are given at the end of this article that you could also use!
Similarly, given below are a few descriptive words and phrases that you could use to make your conversation more interesting!
- Relaxing day
- Fun games
- Late-night sleepovers
- Junk food
- Trying new recipes
- Quality entertainment
- Nostalgic* memories
- Short vacations
- Quaint* picnics
- Exciting adventures
- Cooking new dishes
- Road trips
- Sampling restaurants
- Healthy exercise
- Reading books
Organizing the Content : Putting it all together to create a comprehensive picture
Now that we know what to talk about and the words to use, let us put them in a logical order.
Initiate the conversation by talking about how nice your day was.
Yesterday was the best day ever! I had a lot of fun.
Talk about why you liked your day – here are 5 examples of things you could say
- My friends and I visited the new theme park that just opened up, it was amazing!
- We sampled a new burger joint down the street, they had the most delicious burgers.
- My friend and I went shopping today after ages, I found a lovely dress on sale.
- My friends surprised me yesterday by throwing me a surprise birthday party!
- My friends and I tried cooking a new dish last week, we had a lot of fun and it turned out very tasty!
Suggest things your partner could do based on what you did – here are 5 examples of things you could say (optional)
- You should definitely go visit the theme park, I can guarantee you will have loads of fun!
- You have to try the new burger joint, take some friends along.
- You should go to Naidu Hall, they’re having the biggest sale, you’ll definitely find something you like, at a bargain price too!
- Isn’t X’s birthday coming up? We should throw her a surprise party too!
- I will cook the dish I made with my friends for you, I’m sure you’ll love it.
A model answer would be as follows :-
Yesterday was the best day ever! I had a lot of fun. My friends and I visited the new theme park that just opened up, it was amazing! The rides were very thrilling, the food stalls also had delicious food at very cheap prices. Each ride had a theme based on a fictional character, it was really colourful and interesting to watch. You should definitely go visit the theme park, I can guarantee you will have loads of fun!
Meaning of starred (*) words
- Pique – Arouse interest
- Excursion – A short journey or trip, especially one taken as a leisure activity.
- Nostalgic – A sentimental longing for a period in the past.