Thứ Bảy, 24 tháng 6, 2023

Talking about First date


Warm-up Questions: 

  1. Have you ever been on a first date? If so, can you describe how it went?

  2. What qualities do you think are important in a person you'd like to go on a date with?

  3. Where would you choose to go on a first date and why?

  4. What are some common activities or places people often go for a first date?

  5. How do you feel when you're getting ready for a first date?

  6. What kind of conversation topics do you think would be suitable for a first date?

  7. How important is it for people to be themselves on a first date? Why?

  8. What are some good manners or etiquette to keep in mind during a first date?

  9. What would you do if you didn't feel a connection or didn't enjoy a first date?

  10. Can you think of any funny or memorable first date experiences (either yours or someone else's)?


Date /deɪt/ (noun) - Example: "They went on a dinner date."

Romantic /roʊˈmæntɪk/ (adjective) - Example: "He planned a romantic evening for their first date."

Conversation /ˌkɑːnvərˈseɪʃən/ (noun) - Example: "They had a great conversation on their first date."

Attraction /əˈtrækʃən/ (noun) - Example: "There was an immediate attraction between them."

Chemistry /ˈkɛmɪstri/ (noun) - Example: "They had amazing chemistry on their first date."

Nervous /ˈnɜːrvəs/ (adjective) - Example: "She felt nervous before going on her first date."

Flirt /flɜːrt/ (verb) - Example: "He couldn't help but flirt with her on their first date."

Compliment /ˈkɑːmpləmənt/ (noun) - Example: "He gave her a lovely compliment during

their date."

Impress /ɪmˈprɛs/ (verb) - Example: "She wanted to impress him on their first date."

Butterflies /ˈbʌtərflaɪz/ (noun) - Example: "She had butterflies in her stomach before the date."

Excitement /ɪkˈsaɪtmənt/ (noun) - Example: "He couldn't contain his excitement for the

first date."

Body language /ˈbɑːdi ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ/ (noun) - Example: "They read each other's body language

Eye contact /aɪ ˈkɒntækt/ (noun) - Example: "They maintained eye contact during their conversation." throughout the date."

Smile /smaɪl/ (verb) - Example: "She smiled at him to show she was enjoying the date."

Laughter /ˈlæftər/ (noun) - Example: "There was a lot of laughter on their first date."

Charm /tʃɑːrm/ (noun) - Example: "He used his charm to win her over." = attraction

Gentleman /ˈdʒɛntəlmən/ (noun) - Example: "He was a true gentleman throughout the date."

Lady /ˈleɪdi/ (noun) - Example: "She acted like a lady on their first date."

Polite /pəˈlaɪt/ (adjective) - Example: "He was very polite and courteous during the date."

Manners /ˈmænərz/ (noun) - Example: "Good manners are important on a first date."

Respect /rɪˈspɛkt/ (noun) - Example: "They showed mutual respect for each other on

their date."

Interest /ˈɪntrəst/ (noun) - Example: "They both had a genuine interest in getting to

know each other."

Compatibility /kəmˌpætəˈbɪlɪti/ (noun) - Example: "They had a lot of compatibility on

their first date."

Sincerity /sɪnˈsɛrəti/ (noun) - Example: "She appreciated his sincerity during their


Curiosity /kjʊəriˈɑːsɪti/ (noun) - Example: "They had a sense of curiosity about each

other's lives."

Honesty /ˈɒnɪsti/ (noun) - Example: "They valued honesty in their conversation."

Reservations /ˌrɛzərˈveɪʃənz/ (noun) - Example: "She had reservations about going on a

first date."

Expectations/ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃənz/ (noun) - Example: "They discussed their expectations for

the first date."

Trust /trʌst/ (noun) - Example: "Building trust was important to them on their first date."

Connection /kəˈnɛkʃən/ (noun) - Example: "They felt a strong connection on their first


Surprise /sərˈpraɪz/ (noun) - Example: "He planned a surprise for their first date."

Companion /kəmˈpænjən/ (noun) - Example: "She enjoyed his company on their first


Enthusiasm /ɪnˈθuziæzəm/ (noun) - Example: "He showed enthusiasm for the date's


Memorable /ˈmɛmərəbəl/ (adjective) - Example: "Their first date was a memorable


Impression /ɪmˈprɛʃən/ (noun) - Example: "She wanted to make a good impression on

their first date."

Admiration /ˌædməˈreɪʃən/ (noun) - Example: "He felt a sense of admiration for her on

their first date."

Anticipation/ æntɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/ (noun) - Example: "There was a feeling of anticipation

before the first date."

Memories /ˈmɛməriz/ (noun) - Example: "They created lasting memories on their first


Blind date /blaɪnd deɪt/ (noun) - Example: "They agreed to go on a blind date arranged

by their friends."

First impression /fɜːrst ɪmˈprɛʃən/ (noun) - Example: "The first impression is important

on a date."

Infatuation /ɪnˌfætʃuˈeɪʃən/ (noun) - Example: "They experienced a sense of infatuation

on their first date."

Chivalry /ˈʃɪvəlri/ (noun) - Example: "He displayed chivalry by opening the door for her

on their first date."

Intimacy /ˈɪntəməsi/ (noun) - Example: "They shared a sense of intimacy on their first


Rejection /rɪˈdʒɛkʃən/ (noun) - Example: "They feared the possibility of rejection on

their first date."

Hope /hoʊp/ (noun) - Example: "They approached their first date with a sense of hope

for a meaningful connection."


  • Love at first sight - This idiom refers to the phenomenon of falling in love with
    someone immediately upon first seeing them, often used to describe intense
    romantic attraction experienced during a first encounter.
  • Break the ice - This idiom means to initiate or start a conversation in order to ease tension or awkwardness, especially during initial interactions with someone,
    such as on a first date.
  • Lovey-dovey - This idiom describes a couple who openly display their affection for each other in a sweet and romantic manner, often seen in the early stages of arelationship, such as on a first date.
  • Hit it off - This idiom means to instantly establish a good connection or rapport with someone, indicating a positive and harmonious interaction between two people, which can happen during a first date.
  • Head over heels - This idiom describes being completely and deeply in love with someone, often used to convey intense feelings experienced during the early stages of a romantic relationship, including the excitement of a first date.
  • Love is in the air - This idiom suggests that love or romance is strongly felt or sensed in a particular environment or situation, often used to describe a romantic

    atmosphere experienced on a first date.

  • Butterflies in one's stomach  - This idiom means to entertain someone lavishly, often by taking them out for a fancy meal, which can be a common practice on a first date to create a pleasant and memorable experience.
  • Lovebirds  - This idiom means to have a strong mutual attraction or connection with someone, often used to describe the compatibility and spark felt between two individuals, which can be evident during a first date.
  • Have chemistry - This idiom means to have a strong mutual attraction or connection with someone, often used to describe the compatibility and spark felt between two individuals, which can be evident during a first date.


Part 1:

  1. Do you think first impressions are important when going on a first date? Why?

  2. What qualities do you think are important in a potential partner for a first date?

  3. How do you usually prepare yourself before going on a first date?

  4. Have you ever been on a memorable first date? Can you describe it?

  5. Do you think it's better to go on a first date with someone you already know or with a complete stranger? Why?

Part 2 (Cue Card): Describe a memorable first date you have had. You should say:

  1. When and where the date took place
  2. Who you went on the date with
  3. What you did during the date
  4. And explain why it was memorable for you.

Part 3:

  • What are some common activities or places people choose for a first date in your country? Why?
  • In your opinion, what factors contribute to a successful first date?
  • How important is effective communication during a first date? Why?
  • Do you think it's necessary for people to have similar interests to have a successful first date? Why or why not?
  • In your culture, are there any specific customs or expectations related to first dates? Can you describe them?


  1. What is your idea of a perfect first date?
  2. Do you prefer a casual or formal first date?
  3. What is the most important factor for you on a first date?
  4. Have you ever had an unforgettable first date experience? If so, what happened?
  5. Do you believe in love at first sight?
  6. What are your favorite activities for a first date?
  7. How do you feel about splitting the bill on a first date?
  8. What is your go-to conversation starter on a first date?
  9. Do you prefer a planned or spontaneous first date?
  10. What is the best way to end a first date?
  11. Are you comfortable with physical contact on a first date?
  12. How important is dressing up for a first date?
  13. Do you have any deal-breakers on a first date?
  14. What is your favorite place to go on a first date?
  15. Are you more interested in getting to know someone's personality or their appearance on a first date?
  16. What qualities do you look for in a potential partner on a first date?
  17. Are you open to a long-distance relationship after a successful first date?
  18. Do you prefer a quiet or lively atmosphere for a first date?
  19. How soon after a first date do you typically expect a follow-up message?
  20. What is the most awkward moment you've experienced on a first date?
  21. How important is humor on a first date?
  22. Are you comfortable discussing past relationships on a first date?
  23. What is your favorite icebreaker question to ask on a first date?
  24. How do you handle nervousness on a first date?
  25. Do you believe in making the first move on a first date?
  26. What is your opinion on going to the movies for a first date?
  27. Are you more interested in talking or listening on a first date?
  28. Do you prefer a daytime or evening first date?
  29. How do you feel about PDA (public displays of affection) on a first date?
  30. What is the best location for a first date, in your opinion?
  31. What is the most important aspect of a person's behavior on a first date?
  32. Are you comfortable discussing controversial topics on a first date?
  33. How soon after a first date would you be open to meeting again?
  34. Do you believe in giving second chances after a disappointing first date?
  35. What is the ideal duration for a first date, in your opinion?
  36. How important is it for you to have similar interests with your date?
  37. Do you prefer a phone call or text message to arrange a first date?
  38. How do you handle disagreements or differences of opinion on a first date?
  39. Are you comfortable being set up on a blind date?
  40. How do you know when a first date was successful?

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