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  • Invitations and reply to invitationsTeaching tasksTalking and Applied WritingUseful sentence patterns in spoken invitations

  • Invitations and reply to invitationsHow to invite people

    What does an invitation consist of

    How to reply to invitations

  • Invitation cardHow to invite peopleSpoken invitationInvitation letter

  • Requesting someones presence What does an invitation consist of Stating the specific eventSetting the time and place

  • Accepting an invitation How to reply to invitationsDeclining an invitation

  • Read and write invitation cardsTeaching tasksInvite people, accept an invitation or decline itWrite an invitation letter and a reply to it

  • SamplesSample twoSample one

  • Sample oneMr. and Mrs. Wang request the pleasure of your company at a dinner party in celebration of their daughter's eighteenth birthday Saturday, the sixth of March at 8:00pm 74 Salisbury Street, Beeston, Nottingham

  • Sample two Dear Mr. Smith, You are invited to attend a hike to the Great Wall on Friday, November 17th. The coach will leave at 7 o'clock.Your family and friends are welcome, too. We would feel honored if you can join us for the wonderful trip. Peter

  • Learn to invite people, accept an invitation and decline itFollow the samplesAct outPut in use

  • Follow the samplesSample oneSample two

  • Inviting Friends to a Party W= Wang, m=WilliamSample 1W:Hello, William. What are you doing tomorrow evening? m:Tomorrow evening? Nothing special, I was thinking of watching TV. W: Drag yourself away from television for a change. Im having a few friends to have a dinner party tomorrow to celebrate my daughters birthday. How would you like to join us? m:Great. That would be super. Congratulations! W: Thank you. How about eight oclock? Is that OK?

  • Inviting Friends to a Party

    m: Oh yes, fine. Would it be all right if I brought somebody with me? W: Yes, of course. m: OK. Fine. Do you want me to bring something to drink? Red wine or white? W: Um, white wine, if you feel you must bring something. But its not necessary. m: Ill do that. Well, indeed, thank you very much for inviting me. W: My pleasure. m: Ill be along at eight. Looking forward to it. W: Yeah, see you then.

  • Declining an Invitation C= Chang, S=SmithC: Are you doing anything special on Friday, Mr. Smith? S: Yes, Mr. Johnson and I have promised to call on some friends at the embassy. C: Oh, what a pity! S: What did you have in mind? C: We were thinking of asking you and Mr. Johnson to go to the Great Wall.

    Sample 2

  • Declining an InvitationS: Id love to and Im sure Mr. Johnson would, too. I wonder if we could make it some other time if it is convenient? C: What about Saturday? But I need to alert you that the coach will leave quite early at 7 oclock. S: Ill ask Mr. Johnson if he has any plans, but I think itll be all right. Suppose I give you a ring this afternoon and let you know. C: That would be fine. Sample 2

  • Task OneTask TwoTask Three

    Task FiveTask Four

    Act out

  • Here is a group of short dialogues. Follow the examples to make more conversations with your partner.

    A: Lets go swimming today. B: Good idea. Where do you want to go? A: Oh, Ive no idea yet. How about going to the downtown pool? B: Okay. Thats fine with me. Task: Suggest going skiing with your friend. Task one

  • A: What are you doing on Saturday night? B: Im not sure. Why? A: Well, I was thinking of going to a movie with you this weekend. B: Sounds great. Task:Invite your friend to go to a concert on Friday evening.

    Task two

  • A: What are you going to do this weekend, Jenny? Got any plans? B: Want to see a movie? Ghost is on at the Marina. A: Yeah, why not? The early show or the late show? B: Lets go to the late show, and we could do something afterward. Maybe go dancing or hear some music. Task:Invite your friend to go to the early show of the movie My Fair Lady. Task three

  • A: Would you like to go roller skating this Saturday afternoon? B: Saturday afternoon? Im afraid I wont be able to. Ive got to help my parents clean up the yard.A: Maybe some other time then. B: That would be nice. We should try and do something together soon. Task: Decline your friends invitation to go dancing next Friday afternoon. Task four

  • A: Well, thank goodness. Its Friday, Jean? B: Yes, it was a long week, Ken. A: Say, I was wondering if you would like to go out to dinner tonight. Id like to take you somewhere really special. B: Oh, thanks, but ... maybe some other time. Ive got so much work to do. Ill be working at the office late tonight. Task: Decline your friends invitation to go out to dinner.

    Task five

  • Put in UseExercise 1Exercise 2Exercise 3

  • Imagine you are inviting your friend Bill to a concert tonight, but he happens to have to finish a term paper. Complete the following conversation with him by filling out the blanks. Y=YouB=BillY:1 ___________________________, Bill? B: Im not sure. Why? Y:Well, 2 _____________________ if you would like to go to a concert with me? B:Tonight? 3 ______________. But I really have to stay in and 4 _____________________. I was wondering I wish I couldwrite a term paper What are you doing tonightExercise1

  • Y:Thats too bad. B:It is. Going to a concert sounds like a lot more fun than writing a term paper. Y:Oh, maybe 5 _______________________. We should try and do something together soon. B:6 ______________. Lets talk about it together later. Y:OK. See you later.

    some other time then Thats rightExercise 1

  • Imagine you are a friend of Jennifers. Tomorrow is your birthday. You are inviting her to come to your birthday party. Fill in the blanks according to the Chinese version provided. Exercise2

  • You: Jennifer, 1 __________________________? (?) Jennifer: No, nothing special. are you doing anything special tomorrow evening

  • You: 2 __________________________? () Jennifer: Yes, Id love to. Id like to invite you to come to my birthday party. Would you like to join us

  • You: 3 __________________________? (,?) Jennifer: Oh, yes, fine. Do you want me to bring something to drink? Orange juice or lemonade? Good. Will you come at 7:00

  • You: 4 ____________________________________. (,) Jennifer: Ill do that. Thank you very much for inviting me. Lemonade if you must bring something

  • What are you going to do this weekend Y:1 ()Mary? Got any plans? M:Nothing special. Why? Y: Want to see a movie? 2 () M=MaryImagine you are a friend of Marys. You are asking her to go to a movie. Play your role according to the clues given in the brackets.Thunderstorm is on at the Friendship.

    Exercise3Y=You

  • M:Yeah, why not? 3 () Y:Lets go to the early show, and we could do something afterward. 4 () The early show or the late show? Maybe go to KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) or a Coffee Shop.

  • M: 5 () Y:6 () M:Ill come to your house to pick you up at six oclock. Y: 7 () See you then.Id rather go to KFC. When and where shall we meet? Thats very kind of you.

  • an invitation letter and a replyRead the invitation lettersTranslate an invitation letter Write an invitation letterWrite a reply to invitation letterWrite

  • Read the invitation letterTECHNOLOGY IN ENGINEERING CONFERENCE 45 BROUGHTON Street, Brighton J. Higgins Purchasing Manager Zacron Engineering Unit 5 Hempstead Industrial Estate Hemel Hempstead HP2 7FX May 25, 2002 Read

  • Dear Mr. Higgins, We have pleasure in inviting you to our annual () conference. This year it will be taking place at the Metropole Hotel, Brighton, from 24 to 28, July. We enclose details of the conference, accommodation arrangements and an activity program. Last year you gave a very interesting talk on the subject of Purchasing () High Technology. We would be very grateful if you would consider giving us update on this. We would appreciate it if you could confirm your participation () at your earliest convenience. Yours sincerely, P Matthews P Matthews Conference Organizer Read

  • the letter into Chinese June 24 , 2002 Dear Mr. Bool, We have pleasure in inviting you to our annual conference. This year it will be taking place at the University of Nottingham, from 20 to 24, August. We enclose details of the conference, accommodation arrangements and a business activity program. Last year you gave a very interesting talk on the subject of Academic Standards and Expectations We would be very grateful if you would consider giving us update on this. We would appreciate it if you could confirm your participation at your earliest convenience. Yours sincerely, Philip Luford Conference OrganizerTranslate

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  • a reply to the above letter. thanks for the above letter confirmation of your participation request for more information about the program apology for not being able to give another talk (pressure of work no time for preparation) a complimentary close to end the letter Some parts of the letter have already been done for you. Your reply should include the following. Write

  • Dear Mr. Luford, Thank you for your letter of 24 June and I am pleased to confirm my participation in this years conference in August. I would be grateful if you could send me further details about the program. Unfortunately, I will not be able to give an update on last times talk. I am afraid that pressure of work will not allow time to prepare a talk. However, I look forward to attending the conference again. Yours sincerely, H. Bool Key

  • an invitation letteraccording to the following messageWrite

  • dateDearXX: I wish I could attend your graduation party. I know it will be lots of fun. Unfortunately my parents have already invited several of our relatives over for a reunion. I wonder if you could come on Saturday evening so you can tell me all about the party. Yours, XXXKey

  • Useful Sentence PatternsId like to invite you to dinner. Why dont you come and join us for disco?Its very kind of you to invite me. How nice of you! Many thanks. Id love to. That would be great.

  • Oh, dear, Im afraid Im busy tomorrow. Perhaps next week? Could you make it another time, perhaps next Sunday? Its very kind of you, but you see Ill have to prepare for my exam. Im sorry I cant, but thank you all the same.