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2 Invitation Texts (Formal)

3 E R T he Lord Chamberlain is commanded by Her Majesty to invite President and Mrs. George Bush to an evening party in the Garden of Buckingham Palace from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday the 18 th July , 2002 Morning Dress or Uniform or Lounge Suit

4 E R: Elizabeth Regina

5 On the occasion of the visit to China by His Excellency Chuan Leekpai, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Premier Li Peng requests the pleasure of your company at a banquet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 25 August, 1995 , at the Great Hall of People .

6 Format of the text 1. Inviter 2. Invitee 3. Verb & object 4. Activity 5. Purpose 6. Place & location 7. Time, date & day 8. Dressing 9. Contact details 10. Others

7 Verbs & Objects 1.a. Sb. requests the pleasure of your company… b. Sb. requests the honor of your presence… c. Sb. requests the pleasure of the company of sb. else ( In active voice)

8 2. Sb. invites sb. else (or you)… (Less formal) 3. The honor of your presence is requested… (In passive voice)

9 Wedding Invitation Text

10 Mr. And Mrs. John Smith request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Barbara to Mr. David Clark Tuesday, the twenty-first of October at three o’clock Holy Family Christian Church New York and afterwards at the reception Queen Hotel R.S.V.P.

11 At Home after the first of December 2208 lake Drive, Columbus, Ohio

12 General Rules For Traditional Wedding Invitation Text

13 1. One simple sentence 2. Inviter(s) in the third person(s) 3. The bride’s parents (the inviters or host and hostess) 4. No Arabic numerals for time, date and day, but English 5. To wedding reception or wedding ceremony or both 6. R.S.V.P. (Please reply) 7. Reception (after 13:00) 8. Breakfast (before 13:00) 9. To be sent one month in advance

14 Formal Acceptance

15 Mr. And Mrs. Richard Anderson accept with pleasure Mr. And Mrs. John Smith’s kind invitation to the marriage of their daughter Barbara to Mr. David Clark Tuesday, the twenty-first of October at three o’clock Holy Family Christian Church New York and afterwards at the reception Queen Hotel

16 Partial Acceptance

17 Mrs. John Brown accepts with pleasure Mr. And Mrs. John Smith’s kind invitation for Tuesday, the twenty-first of October but regrets that Mr. Brown will be absent at that time

18 Formal Decline

19 Mr. And Mrs. Richard Anderson regret that they are unable to accept Mr. and Mrs. John Smith’s kind invitation for Tuesday, the twenty-first of October owing to a previous engagement

20 Others (P. 158) Postpone (P. 161) Recalling or calling off (162)

21 Note Writing

22 Asking for sick leave (P. 316)

23 Extension of sick leave

24 Asking for business leave

25 Formats 1. Cause or reason 2. Doctor’s certificate of advice to support application 3. A telegram or something else to support application

26 Useful Expressions 1.I am writing to ask for a three-day sick leave… 2.I am awfully sorry that I can’t … 3.… owing to a severe headache 4.It may possibly a few days before I am able to resume my duties 5.The doctor advises a rest of three more days.

27 6.Please grant me an extension of leave for as many days (as mentioned above) 7. …from the 16 th to 25 th instant, both days inclusive 8. I herewith submit a telegram to that effect… 9. I hope my request will be kindly granted.

28 IOU (P. 323) Homer Writing an I.O.U. note...to himself Dear Homer, I owe you one emergency dollar. Homer(Signed)

29 Poster (P. 310) Phrases only Or sentences

30 Notice writing

31 Notice of Appointment On the proposal of the University Party Committee, the President decided on May 15, 1999 to appoint Professor Fang Jian-ming Dean of Studies. May 20, 1999 President’s Office

32 Notice of Decision It is hereby announced that, upon the decision of the Party Committee, Comrade Li Ming is appointed Director of the Popularity Office. May 9, 1999 Office of the Party Committee

33 Notice of Dismissal It is proclaimed that the Board of the Directors has decided to dismiss Mr. John Smith from the post of the chief of the president’s office. May 20, 2002 President’s Office

34 Useful Expressions: 1. On the proposal of … the committee decided … 2. It is hereby announced that upon the decision… 3. It is proclaimed that…

35 Other Notices (P. 240) Under the auspices of the University Academic Committee, a talk will be given on Modern English Literature by Dr. John Brown, Professor of Trinity College, Cambridge University, in the lecture theatre at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, November 6, 2002 English Department

36 Certificate Writing (P )

37 Gentleman: I beg to certify that Mr. David Brown has been a salesman in this firm for four years, has shown diligence and ability in the discharge of his duties, and has gained the esteem of his colleagues and superiors alike. Very truly,

38 6-1-3 To Whom It May Concern , This is to certify that Mr. … was employed in the Sales Department as chief salesman from January 1989 to the end of October 1995, during which he faithfully attended to his duties, and left this company of his own accord.

39 Marriage Certificate …………. This is to certify that Wang-Wei, male, born on April 2, 1949, and Li Ying, female, born on September 3, 1945, were married on July 15, 1970 at Baoshan County, Shanghai, China. Shanghai Notary Public Office P.R.C (…) Notary: Dong Fang (…) May 8, 1992

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