Chatterbox #94 -Party time

Parties can be thrown at any time of the year in North America, but they are especially common over the holidays. At this time of the year, there are all kinds of gatherings with family, friends, and colleagues. In this episode, Harp and Maura talk about the different kinds of parties you might be invited to. Harp also talks about planning parties and about all the details you may need to consider. The girls also talk about a bunch of expressions with the word party in them. People love to party, so there are many expression about it!


Expressions included in the learning materialspartytime

  • A holiday party
  • Extended family
  • A potluck
  • A Secret Santa
  • A housewarming party
  • Finger food
  • To take the pressure off
  • Decorations and décor
  • A tasting
  • To throw a party
  • To crash a party
  • To be the life of the party
  • To break the ice
  • To party hard
  • A party pooper

Sample transcript

Harp: Yes. So today we’re gonna talk about parties.

Maura: Yay! I love parties.

Harp: Me too. And I love how many parties there are during the Christmas season.

Maura: That’s right. There are so many parties. There are Christmas parties, parties for New Year’s as well, and really all kinds of other holiday parties.

Harp: Yes. So today we’re gonna break it down by first talking about different types of parties.

Maura: And then we’re going to talk about planning parties. And to be honest, it’s mostly Harp who’ll be talking and I’ll be asking the questions.

Harp: Yep. And then we’re gonna talk about expressions with the word party in them.

Maura: Yes. You heard right. This episode is all about partying.

Harp: Let’s get started.

Maura: All right. So first we’re going to talk about different kinds of parties.

Harp: Yes. So obviously, this is the holiday season, so you have a holiday party.

Maura: That’s right. There are lots of parties at this time. There are parties with family and there are parties with friends.

Harp: And I would say almost every company has some sort of a work holiday party.

Maura: Yeah. I know my family always gets together around Christmas and most of my family gets together for other holidays too, like Thanksgiving and Easter.

Harp: Yeah. Same thing for my family. We have a lot of parties during the holidays.

Maura: Oh, really. Usually, my mom and my dad’s families, they just have one big party with everyone who’s invited.

Harp: Yeah. I see a lot of people doing that.

Maura: Yeah. It makes sense because everyone is together. Everyone gets to see each other at the same time.

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast