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Best Dating Ideas! - Love and Marriage

Vocabulary | Practice | Follow-Up

I. Introduction:

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.

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  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

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. I think _____________ is a very romantic dating idea. The evening sky often changes colors as the sun sinks below the horizon.

A. having a cookout B. throwing a partyC. watching the sunset

2. A really inexpensive date is to ____________ downtown at the mall. Even though you don't buy anything, you can still carry on conversation and enjoy each other's company.

A. go window shopping B. go bike riding C. get your picture taken

3. I sometimes enjoy ____________, particularly when a jazz musician or band comes to town. Not all women like this kind of music, but I'm really looking for someone with whom I have things in common.

A. visiting a museum B. watching a movie C. going to a concert


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III. Follow-Up: Top

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.

Online Listening Practice (from www.esl-lab.com, www.dailyesl.com, and www.ezslang.com):


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