Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing socializing matters.
ball - formal gathering for social dancing blind date - a date with a stranger company - a social gathering of guests or companions entertainment - an amusement or diversion intended to hold the attention of an audience or its participants 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 get together - a small informal social gathering guest - a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc. hospitality - kindness in welcoming guests or strangers 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 housewarming party - a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment potluck - a meal at which each guest brings food that is then shared by all reception - a formal party of people; as after a wedding throw a party - have a party, give a party to date - date regularly; have a steady relationship with 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!) 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.
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. Blind date is the name of a British dating game show and an American reality show. The two shows share little except a name. If you do own a backyard, it is probably the most convenient place to throw a summer party. 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. 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. 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. Writing a great toast requires a little creativity, a little patience, some hard work, and some ingenuity. 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.