ask Alice was secretly in love with Adam for years. She finally decided to muster up her courage to ask him out. She thought about how to break the ice and weigh her words carefully.
One afternoon after work, Alice walked up to him and said, “Adam, will you go out with me tonight?” Alice couldn’t believe it when Adam said, “Sure!” She was flattered when he even called off the appointment with his boss so he could go out with her.
Definitions 1. ask (someone) out : to ask for a date 2. weigh one’s words : to think about what to say 3. break the ice : to start a conversation 約人家出來 考慮 打破沉默
4. go out with : to have a date with 5. call off : to cancel 跟 … 約會 取消
Exercises 1. Everyone was surprised when Ellen decided to call ____ her wedding. (A) up (B) on (C) off (D) in 2. Mother always reminds us that we should ____ our words before we speak. (A) spend (B) utter (C) mention (D) weigh C) (C) (D) I. Selection
3. Telling a joke is a great way to ____ the ice. (A) break (B) melt (C) crack (D) dissolve 4. Is it true that Albert asked Ann ____ ? (A) out (B) in (C) about (D) with 5. I went ____ with Warren several times and I really enjoyed his company. (A) up (B) on (C) off (D) out (A) (D)
1. Will: Wow, Mary is so smart! Jeff: Why don’t you _________ ? 2. May: Sue, will you ______ with me? Sue: I’m sorry. I can’t. I’m married. ask her out go out II. Fill in the blanks.
Beth: What’s the matter? Mary: My camping trip is ruined! First, a rat bit a big hole through my tent, and now it is starting to rain. Beth: _______________________ Mary: I guess I have no other choice. (A) (A) Why don’t you go out with me? (B) Why don’t you break the ice? (C) Why don’t you weigh your words? (D) Why don’t you call the whole thing off? III. Situational dialogue
IV. Translation 1. 說話前要再考慮。 __________________________________ 2. 因為下雨，划船比賽取消了。 __________________________________ 3. 我們第一次見面時該怎麼打破沉默？ __________________________________ 4. 昨晚，我約 Mary 出來。 __________________________________ 5. 約翰這些日子來常跟瑪莉約會。 __________________________________ Weigh your words before you speak. Because of the rain, the boat race was called off. How could we break the ice at our first meeting? I asked Mary out last night. John often went out with Mary these days.