ONE Weekend, THREE Parties: Learn Everyday English – Listening Practice


dHello, everybody! This is Jack from tofluency.com. I’m here outside again, it’s Sunday afternoon, my son is in bed, my wife is doing some work so I thought I should do some work as well and make a
video for you all. Now, last week I made a video on my weekend. It was simple video I, just talked about my weekend but it had fantastic feedback so I thought why not
do another one of those videos. So, it’s been a crazy weekend. Last weekend was
quite boring – this weekend was the opposite and there’s still more to come
as well this afternoon. So on Friday, we tried to get a babysitter because a friend
who lives down the street – it was her birthday – and she wanted to go out and
celebrate. Now a lot of people in the U.S…. when they go out for their birthday
usually they go for a meal and then they go to a bar or a club or something
like that. Now, we live in quite a residential area there aren’t many
opportunities to go to a club near where we live. There is in downtown Asheville
but not where we live here, however, there’s one very cool place to go – I’ll talk
about that in a second. So, because we couldn’t find a babysitter, we decided
that my wife should go to the meal then she came back home and then I went out
to a couple of bars and then to this cool place. So, it was fantastic – I drank
so much. I don’t normally drink a lot but this Friday I had a lot to drink. We went
dancing, we met a lot of people and just basically had a really good time. So,
Saturday morning I was in a terrible state. I found it very difficult to get out
of bed and it very difficult to even drink coffee, so I wasn’t feeling very good, but
I soon recovered around lunch time and then my wife went on a party – sorry went
to a party, so I was gonna say she went to a bachelorette party. So, this is when
somebody is getting married, and before they get married they have a celebration and
this is a good difference between British and American English because in
British English we say a hen party or a hen do and this just means bachelorette
party. So, this is when the woman goes out and celebrates with her friends. So, my
wife went to that party, she had a lot of fun – and by the way, for men it’s a
bachelor party or in British English a stag do – stag do – so very different, very
different, but she had a really good time. She went to a place called wine and
design and this is where you drink wine and also paint at the same time. It’s a very
popular thing to do at the moment then she went to a tapas bar and then I think
she went to another bar after that and came home before midnight. So that was a lot of fun and I don’t know what I’m going to do this afternoon. It all
depends on how my wife feels but because it’s a beautiful day and it’s not too hot, we’re probably going to go out somewhere,
maybe go for a walk and then go somewhere in the evening. So, tell me what
you did last weekend. Hopefully, you found this useful – to get more listening
practice, be sure to check out my other videos on this too. I make a lot of
videos that give you this conversational English everyday English, so be sure to check
those out. Thank you for watching, see you next time!

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Comments

  1. So, last week-end, i went with my friends to the cinema.
    We saw X-Men Apocalypse, a great film ! 🙂
    Finally, on sunday, i celebreted my birth with my parents.
    I hope you enjoy my week-end 🙂
    ps
    Thanks a lot for your video, you have a great pronunciation!

  2. it's amazing hearing from you this, i hope you've had a nice weekend, i remember what i did more or less the weekend, i have been with a friends, we saw at the cinema a terror movie "visions", have you seen it?

  3. I love to hear you telling story, it's so enjoyable and can learn English from it at the meantime, I'm waiting for the next one. Thanks a lot.

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