General English Level 2 V 3
UNIT 05 Personal Plans TOPIC 03 Invitations
LANGUAGE FOCUS 03 Inviting
 

1. Inviting

Hiro says:
Would you like to go for dinner sometime this week?

He is inviting Maria to go out.

There are different ways we can invite or ask someone to do something:


Would you like
Do you want

to see

a movie sometime this week?
on Monday?
to go


to the art museum
How about
What about
going bowling
going swimming

  this weekend?
next Friday?

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Click on each example to listen.
3 Practise saying each example.
 

2. Accepting - saying 'yes'


We can accept (say 'yes' to) an invitation in different ways too:

Maria says:
That sounds great!

Here are some ways we can accept an invitation:


Would you like to
go bowling sometime this week?

That'd be great!

I'd love to!

That sounds good!

That sounds great!

Yes, this week's good for me.


Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Click on each example to listen.
3 Practise saying each example.
 

3. Refusing - saying 'no'


Sometimes we cannot accept an invitation.

It is very important to refuse (say 'no') politely.

 


Would you like to go bowling sometime this week?
I'd love to but

I'm sorry

I'm afraid

Sorry

I'm busy this week.

I can't make it this week.

This week's not good for me.

Examples

1 Read the examples.
2 Click on each example to listen.
3 Practise saying each example.
 


Sometimes we cannot accept an invitation because we are busy.
We can suggest another time to meet:

I'd love to go swimming on Tuesday but I'm not free. How about Friday?

Now go to 04 LANGUAGE FOCUS Inviting - task.

 

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