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Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing socializing matters.

Listen to ball - formal gathering for social dancing
Listen to blind date - a date with a stranger
Listen to company - a social gathering of guests or companions
Listen to entertainment - an amusement or diversion intended to hold the attention of an audience or its participants
Listen to family reunion - often an annual event which takes place on a specified day each year for the purpose of keeping an extended family intact. A typical family reunion will assemble the survivors of grandparents, great-grandparents and up for a meal, some recreation and dis
Listen to get together - a small informal social gathering
Listen to guest - a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
Listen to hospitality - kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
Listen to host or hostess - a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there
Listen to housewarming party - a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home
Listen to party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
Listen to potluck - a meal at which each guest brings food that is then shared by all
Listen to reception - a formal party of people; as after a wedding
Listen to throw a party - have a party, give a party
Listen to to date - date regularly; have a steady relationship with
Listen to toast - a proposal to drink to someone or something or a speech given before the taking of such a drink (for example To your health! Cheers!)
Listen to visit - the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to A get-together meeting will be organized in London in order to offer the opportunity to the scientists participating in the project to know each other and learn about their work in the frame of the project, as well as to exchange ideas and experience on scientific matters related to the project.
Listen to Blind date is the name of a British dating game show and an American reality show. The two shows share little except a name.
Listen to If you do own a backyard, it is probably the most convenient place to throw a summer party.
Listen to Try to plan the party as soon as your friends move in so they wonít buy too much ahead of your party and itís always fun to make a housewarming a surprise event.
Listen to Choose the type of potluck that will work the best for the guests attending. For example: appetizers only, bring your favourite dish, assign each guest to bring an appetizer, main dish, or dessert, or as the host, you will provide the main dish (a turkey, ham, etc.) and ask the guest to bring appetizer and side dishes.
Listen to A family reunion gives everyone, from the eldest to the youngest, a sense of who they are and how they fit into the family picture, as well as a chance to celebrate the family.
Listen to Writing a great toast requires a little creativity, a little patience, some hard work, and some ingenuity.
Listen to Patients may receive guests throughout the day. Out of consideration for other patients, guests are encouraged to leave by 9 p.m. unless arrangements have been made to stay the night.


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