How to Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

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How to Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Lesson Plan – Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Contents and Language

  1. Let’s go to a restaurant,cafe, and the movies, to the Theatre.
  2. How about a  play, a concert.. 
  3. At eight p.m. at noon,.. 
  4. On Monday, on the weekend, Friday night.
  5.  It’s a birthday party, baby shower, Prom party.
  6.  Invitation Cards: a party,ceremonies, and others. 
  7. Would you like/ do you want to go to the movies?
  8. I ‘d love to, Sure. What time?
  9.  No, I can’t, I have to study    I’m sorry, but I have to babysit.
  10. Maybe another time, ..
  11. Can I make a Reservation..?
  12.  Is Susan there? 
  13.  How about  going, shopping.    
  14.  Telephoning: Is Susan there?


  1. Inviting someone out.
  2.  Accepting or declining an invitation
  3. Making a reservation on thphone.

Values and Attitudes

  1. Politeness when interacting with others.
  2. Respect for other people’s preferences and decisions.
  3. Friendliness when sharing with others.
  4.  Punctuality to attend activities.
  5. Responsibility towards appointments, dates, and others.
  6. Capacity to interact socially, without discrimination.
  7. Equity to treat women and men the same way.


  1. Different oral and written ways to invite people out.
  2. Different activities people do for fun in Costa Rica and other countries.
  3. Ways to accept or decline invitations.



  1. Understanding specific information from passages.
  2.  Responding to written petitions or invitations.


Teacher introduces vocabulary about accepting and declining invitations

  1. Would you like to … on Tuesday?
  2. Are you free on Wednesday afternoon?
  3. I’m sorry. I can’t then. How about Saturday?
  4. Yes, that sounds great. Sure, I’d love to.
  5. Do you want to … on Sunday?
  6. Sorry. I’m busy then.
  7. What about in the evening?
  8. Let’s … this weekend.
  9. OK. What time?
  10. I’m afraid I can’t. I have other plans.

Teacher introduces vocabulary about plans

  1. Play tennis
  2. Go out for breakfast
  3.  Take a drive
  4.  Go to a party
  5.  See a movie
  6.  Play golf
  7. Go hiking
  8. Eat Indian food
  9. Have coffee
  10. Go shopping
  11. Go out for pizza
  12. Go fishing

During- reading

Task #1 Students read the phrases introduced and classify them in sentences to make,accept and refuse invitations using the Making-Plans-Worksheet

Task #2 Students use the phrases to make, accept and refuse invitations and the vocabulary about plans and make simple phrases with a partner

 Post- reading

In this stage, students create a dialogue and practice it with a partner. As soon as they feel prepared, they present the dialogue in front of their partners

Evaluation of Learning Outcomes:

The teacher by means of a rubric will evaluate Ss oral ability to respond to invitations during a dialogue



  1. Understanding details from texts.
  2.  Asking for and giving information. 
  3. Understanding familiar phrases in contexts


Teacher introduces the title of the tracks and ask them to predict what the dialogues will be about


Task#1: Students listen and unscramble the sentences to form a conversation

Task#2: Students listen the recording again and  highlight the phrases to accept invitations and decline invitations

Task#3: Students listen the dialogues for the third time and complete some of the missing words


Students do a role play  in which invitations are declined  and accepted

Evaluation of Learning Outcomes

The teacher by means of a rubric will evaluate Ss oral ability to respond to ask for  and giving information during a role-play



  1. Writing requests and responses.


Teacher introduces the vocabulary and structures commonly found in invitation cards


Task #1: Student check  a template of  a invitation  and make sure they understand the vocabulary presented there.

Task #2: Students work in pairs and create an invitation adding  their personal details and other important information.

Task #3: Students drill  how to extend an invitation using the card  sometimes accepting and refusing it


Using the invite that the pair of students extend the invitation to the classmates

Evaluation of Learning Outcomes

The teacher by means of a rubric will evaluate Ss oral ability to respond to offer requests and responses during a group speaking activity.



  1. Using basic language to make proposals.
  2. Responding to stated information.
  3. Taking part in dialogues and telephone conversations.


Teacher introduces some key vocabulary about events where people can invite or be invited to such as graduation, prom, travel, dance and so on.


Task#1:  Students classify a set of expressions that are used during face to face conversation and the ones used during a phone conversation and the ones that can be used in both

Task #2: Students unscramble sentences to form  conversations about people inviting other to an important event by phone and in person.

Task #3:  Students also identify in the dialogues and practice the dialogue with a partner


Student choose an event and create a conversation in which they extend an invitation by phone  to their classmate.

Evaluation of Learning Outcomes

The teacher by means of a rubric will evaluate Ss’ oral ability to take part in short conversations during a role play

Learn More

If  you want more lesson plans, considering visiting the Conversational English page in this site. recommends the Cambridge Online Dictionary to look for meanings and pronunciation