11. Asking for Help


A: Can you help me plan the office party?

B: Sure. What do you need the most help with, the food or entertainment?

A: I need help with food.

B: OK, well, let's coordinate our efforts. Should this party be formal or casual?

A: I think it should be casual.

B: I agree. Next, we have to decide on food. We have a choice of Chinese or Continental Cuisine. Which one should we have?

A: I would prefer Chinese food for this party.

B: Perfect choice. For music, should we have a live band or a DJ?

A: I think we should hire a live band.

B: OK then. Well, I will work on my part and get back to you with my progress on Friday.


A: I need help with the office party.

B: Yes, of course. We could split it. What part would you like to do, the food or the entertainment?

A: I have no idea what the entertainment should be.

B: Let's make sure we are on the same page. Do we want a formal or informal gathering?

A: Let's make it a formal affair.

B: Yes, that would be best. Now, for food should we have Chinese or American food?

A: American food would be the best choice.

B: That would be great. What kind of music would you like, a band or recorded music?

A: We should bring in a really good DJ.

B: That works for me. Let's see what we can each do about planning our part and meet again on Friday.


A: Would you help me figure out what to do about the office party?

B: I would be happy to help. What would you like me to help with, food or entertainment?

A: I would like to help you with both.

B: That will work out fine. To make sure everything goes together, do you think this party should be casual or dressy?

A: A dressy party would be fun!

B: That will work out fine. Do you think that Chinese or Continental food would be best?

A: We should probably have both.

B: Yes, that will work out fine. Should we hire a band or bring in a DJ?

A: Maybe we could do both!

B: Everything sounds great then! I'll meet you back here on Friday to discuss the details.

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