Hi, everybody, and welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk! One way to invite someone to something is with the phrase “do you want to…” and in this episode we’ll be using that to invite someone to eat out. Enjoy this lesson by Scott, teacher from Fluency Academy

The Dialogue:

A: Hey, do you want to go to a steakhouse this weekend?
B: Oh, man. No, thanks! I’m a vegetarian!
A: Really? Since when?
B: Since January. I stopped eating meat, but I still eat eggs.
A: Wow, that sounds difficult! I simply love a good steak.
B: Well, I’m used to it!

Expand your Vocabulary:

A steakhouse is a restaurant that specializes on serving an excellent selection of meat. Here are some examples using that word:

My family was out to dinner at a steakhouse.
Most steakhouses don’t offer vegetarian meals.
Outback Steakhouse also includes a large selection of gluten-free items.

We use “since” when we are mentioning a time or event in the past and indicating that a situation has continued from then until now. Check out some examples:

He has been a member of this club since 2007.
He hasn’t won a game since last year.
He has been here since 9am.

Stop + ing
“Stop” is a special verb in English because we can follow it with either a gerund (ing form) or an infinitive. So stop to do and stop doing are both possible. Here we’ll talk about stop + ing and it means that the action is not happening anymore, when we stop doing something we don’t do it anymore. Look at some examples:

He stopped eating meat in January.
I need to stop drinking so much coffee.
Can you stop playing that game and come help me?

We hope you don’t stop learning English and put your new skills to good use! Don’t forget that you can listen to it as many times as you want and that the more you practice, the more confident you will feel. See ya!


Nova turma em breve!
Garanta sua vaga!