116 What are your plans for tonight?

Listen as a group of people talk about lies they have told and whether or not they got caught.


Cheryl / Guam
speakerWhat are my plans for tonight? Well, I think tonight I'm going to my friend's concert and probably see her play the piano and sing. It's at a city that I live near, so it's going to be really fun I think.

Antoine / France
speakerRight now, I think I'm going to eat because I'm quite hungry. Then I will go back to my room I have to make some studies for a course I have tomorrow, and then I will probably just chat on the internet with my friends because I am not in France right now and watch a movie and just sleep not that late to be in shape tomorrow.

Nydja / United States
speakerTonight, actually I am in Bangkok right now and I have not had a chance to go out and see the nightlife at all. So I plan to kind of maybe jump on the BTS, the metro station here and get off a couple of different stops and see what's to be seen.

Ray / United States
speakerWhat are my plans for tonight? Well, I wish they were more than interesting than they actually are. I've got a conference that I'm going to be going to and I'm sure the talks are going to be very interesting and I am looking forward to hearing them, but it is a Sunday and I guess I'd rather be doing something that would maybe be a little bit less work related under the circumstances.

Hoa / Vietnam
speakerMy plans for tonight. I'm going to meet some friends and then we're going to have dinner, we're going to make dinners, I'm going to make some Vietnamese food and my friends who are from Austria and from France, they're going to make some general the food called schnitzel in Austrian which is the traditional food in Austria and I think we're going to just have dinner and a little chitchat and then maybe karaoke afterwards.

Jonathan / Canada
speakerMy plans for tonight. Well in fact I have a flight tomorrow morning. So I'm going to be staying by the airport tonight. I'm going to go out to karaoke. There is a bar which is usually filled with flight crews so I can meet and talk to staff of airlines from all around the world and it makes a very fun, international evening.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

night life


go out and see the nightlife

'Night life' talks about fun activities we do in the evening after work or on weekends. Those activities include for instance, the cinema, karaoke or maybe dinner at our favorite restaurant. Notice the samples.

  1. Las Vegas has amazing nightlife.
  2. My home town is very quiet. There's not much nightlife.

jump on


jump on the BTS

We usually use the phrase 'jump on' when we take public transportation to get someplace quickly. Here are two examples.

  1. A taxi is expensive. Let's jump on the Metro.
  2. We can jump on a bus and be there in 15 minutes.

under the circumstances


less work related under the circumstances

The phrase 'under the circumstances' talks about things we cannot control about a situation. The situation is usually negative. Notice the following.

  1. It's raining heavily. Under the circumstances, your parents will understand why we are late.
  2. He missed many classes, but under the circumstances, he did well on the test.



We will have dinner and a little chitchat.

A chitchat is a short, casual coversation between people. Notice the following:

We had a little chitchat between classes about our families.

My mother and sister are alway chitchating on the phone.

flight crew


usually filled with flight crews

The pilot, co-pilot, and flight attendants on an airplane are called the flight crew.

See the samples below.

  1. The flight crew is usually the last to exit the plane.
  2. The crew was tired from the long flight.
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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
night life • jump on • circumstances
flight crew • chitchat
  1. The in Paris is exciting but expensive.
  2. I had a with my father-in-law after dinner.
  3. The must wear a uniform at all times.
  4. She did well under the .
  5. If we a bus it will be cheaper.