Presentation on theme: "Presenters Đỗ Thị Diệu Nguyễn Thị Tường Vi. Content 1.InvitingInviting 2.AcceptingAccepting 3.DecliningDeclining 4.Practice speakingPractice speaking."— Presentation transcript:
INVITING An invitation consists of requesting someone’s presence, stating the specific event, and setting the time and place. Making the invitation in one of two ways: - states what kind of party, excursion, etc., is being planned; or - asks if the listener is free at such-and-such a time and then says why. Invitations are usually made privately, in person or by phone.
PHRASES FOR MAKING AN INVITATION I’d like to invite you to... I was wondering if you’d like to... Would you join us...? Would you like to...? Why don’t you...? How about...? Let’s...
ACCEPTING Express pleasure at being invited and then get details of place and time. Then, ask the host or hostess whether you can help by bringing something, such as a bottle of wine. Should not bring children when being invited out by an American unless being specific invited. Thank the person for the invitation Picnics and barbecues are usually good parties for children.
PHRASES FOR ACCEPTING Thank you. I’d be delighted to accept. Thank you. I’d love to. That would be wonderful. Thank you. I’d enjoy that. Yes, thank you. What time? Sounds great. Ok. All right.
DECLINING If an invitation must be refused, most people expect a reason. The following sequence would be appropriate: apology, reason for refusal, thanks for the invitation, and perhaps a second apology. If someone asks if you are free at a certain time, but doesn’t say what the invitation is for, you are not required to commit yourself until you know what the invitation is for. If this happens, tell the person who invited you that you have to check and that you’ll tell him or her later.
PHRASES FOR DECLINING I’m awfully sorry, but I have other plans. I wish I could, but... I’d love to, but (I’m afraid I can’t). I’d really like to, but... Thanks a lot, but (I’ve made another arrangement). Sorry. I’ve already made plans for Saturday. Oh darn! Have to...
PRACTICE SPEAKING Situation 1 A and B are good friends. They work in the same office. A has just finished moving into a new house and wants to invite B over to celebrate. A Greets B Invites B to housewarming Gives time Accepts or rejects the offer B Returns greeting Accepts invitation, asks about time Offers to bring something Expresses pleasure, thanks A for invitation
Situation 2 A is a professor at a large university where B, a foreign student, is a candidate for the Ph.D. degree. A and B have met each other only once before. Now A wants to invite B to his or her house for a barbecue A Greets B Invites B Gives time Expresses pleasure B Greets A Asks about time Accept invitation, thank A
Role-play 1 A and a friend, B, are standing in the hall talking. C comes up to them and greets them. C wants to invite A to a dinner party, but doesn't want B to come. Useful expressions: A Nice to see you again We were just talking C What’s happening? Just passing by Give me a call A B Haven’t seen you in a long time I think she’s avoiding me
Role-play 2 Work in pairs, A invites B to the birthday party, B accepts and expresses pleasure Useful expressions : A Come over for birthday party Love to have you B Awfully busy schedule Reports to write for the president