AEE 542: Let’s Do Lunch! A New Way to Use “To Do” When You Make Social Plan in English

how to use the verb to doToday learn about a new way to invite someone to make social plans in English using the verb “to do.”

When you want to invite someone out for a coffee or lunch it’s important the way that you phrase your invitation.

You want to sound natural so that you can build the connection between you and the other person.

“I remember Michelle said, “I’ll do pasta” in the past show and I have been looking forward to the show which focuses on this interesting phrase.

If you get a chance can you pick up this phrase again?”

-Erico

 

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When do we use the verb “to do”:

  • Food, a meal that you are preparing (lunch, dinner)
  • Location that you are going (restaurant, specific cafe)

 

We usually say, “Let’s do ____”

 

Examples:

  • “Let’s do lunch”
  • “Let’s do coffee next week”
  • “Let’s do drinks on Wednesday”
  • “Let’s do Plough and Stars” (the bar name)

 

Who uses this phrase?

We think this is more common for young women to use when they make plans but sometimes guys might use this phrase too.

 

We can also use “to do” to say that we are making a kind of food.

For example, “I am doing pasta tonight.”

Don’t get confused! Usually we use the verb “to make” when it comes to cooking but this is a very natural and native way to use “to do” once in a while.

*Listen to the episode to hear the role play and how Michelle and Lindsay use “to do” naturally.

 

Let us know what questions you have in the comments section!

Thanks for listening.

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