62 Plans for the night

Listen to what six people have planned for the evening.

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Phil, England
speakerWhat are my plans for tonight? My plans for tonight are watching movies. I live in a guest house with lots of different nationality people and tonight there is a movie night planned, so I think I will watch it. I don't have much money, so staying in is definitely a good idea for me.

Adrienne, The United States
speakerWhat are my plans for the evening? Well, tonight I'm going to go out with a friend for dinner and then afterwards, we're planning to go see a bluegrass band. It's kind of interesting kind of music, not very common, and we're gonna listen to the band and hopefully we'll get to sing with them too. It might be fun.

Mark, England
speakerWhat are my plans for tonight? Well, first of all, I'm going to have dinner with my wife probably in a few hours, and then hopefully we'll go to a local bar. I need to meet a friend of mine. We need to chat about a little bit of business.

Simone, Sweden
speakerI'm really tired today because I was doing stuff yesterday so today I'm just gonna relax with my friends and watch a movie. I don't know which one really but something not too difficult.

Conrad, The United States
speakerWhat am I doing tonight? Well, it's a Friday night so I've got some time because my wife is in California and I think I'm gonna make some Mexican food which is a very popular food in California with all of the Mexicans who live there, and I'll probably make some burritos with salsa.

Barbara, Australia
speakerWhat are my plans for tonight? Well, I think I'm going to watch a DVD and I'm going to open a bottle of wine, sit back and relax and enjoy the movie - take it easy after a long, hard days work.


Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson!

staying in


Staying in is definitely a good idea.

When we stay in, we choose to stay home. Notice the following:

  1. The weather looks bad. Let's stay in today.
  2. I don't feel well. I'm going to stay in.

go out


I'm going to go out with a friend.

"Go out" means do something outside the home. It can be a fun activity or nothing special. Here are two examples:

  1. Tomorrow's a holiday. Let's go out dancing tonight!
  2. I have a lot of homework so I don't go out much during the week.

need to


We need to chat.

"Need to" means we must do something. Notice the samples:

  1. I can't go out tonight. I need to study.
  2. She needs to pass the final exam or she'll have to repeat the class.

doing stuff


I was doing stuff yesterday.

We know that 'Stuff" can mean just about anything. Here, Simone is talking about activities she did. See the other examples below.

  1. There's a lot of cool stuff to do in Rio.
  2. I have many friends, but sometimes I like to do stuff alone on weekends.

take it easy


I like to take it easy after a long, hard day's work.

"Take it easy" means to relax. Here are two sample sentences:

  1. I'm going to stay in and take it easy this weekend.
  2. You look tired. You should take it easy for a few days.
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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
staying in • go out • needed to
doing stuff • take it easy
  1. You just had a baby. You need to .
  2. I'm going out tonight, but I'm tomorrow because I have to get up early the next day.
  3. Sorry I didn't call you back. I was busy all day.
  4. She told me that she finish her paper before she could do anything fun.
  5. We are going to for dinner and then go dancing.