9 Speaking practice
Complete the following activity to practise your intonation by responding to invitations.
Listen to the suggestions and answer aloud, accepting or declining as you wish. Pay attention to the rising intonation of the questions. You can note any phrasing in the empty boxes if useful. You might like to record your answers and play them back to check your pronunciation.
You hear: ¿Quieres ir a tomar un helado después del examen?
You may answer: No tengo tiempo, tengo mucho trabajo.
Ir a tomar algo
The expression ir a tomar algo conveys the idea of meeting in some establishment to have a drink, although it is less about drinking and more about socialising. Whether you are asked to ir a tomar un café, ir a tomar una cerveza or ir a tomar un helado, the point is to meet up with friends, have a chat and spend some time together.