How to Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations 

Making Invitations

These are some of the most common ways to make invitations in English

Do you want to…?

  • Do you want to go to the movies tonight?
  • Do you want to go to the beach tomorrow?
  • Do you want to play soccer with us tonight?
  • Do you want to go running with use tomorrow morning?

Would you like to?

  • Would you like to go to the swimming pool?
  • Would you like to play soccer with us ?
  • Would you like to go to the Maroon 5 concert?
  • Would you like to have lunch with us ?

Wanna…?

  • Wanna go to the beach?
  • Wanna go to the theater with us?
  • Wanna play soccer with us
  • Wanna go camping with the smiths?

Let’s … ?

  • Let’s go to the beach
  • Let’s go to the party
  • Let’s go camping with our classmates
  • Let’s play basketball tomorrow afternoon

Why don’t we …?

  • Why don’t we go to the mall?
  • Why don’t we start going to dancing classes?}
  • Why don’t we play chess tonight?
  • Why don’t we go to the park?

How about …?

  • How about going to the restaurant?
  • How about having a coffee later tonight?
  • How about going out tonight?
  • How about watching survivor tonight?

Are you…?

  • Are you free tonight?
  • Are you doing anything tonight?
  • Are you doing anything interesting tonight?

I was wondering if…?

  • I was wondering if you wanted to go to the beach with us
  • I was wondering if watching a movie with me was a great idea
  • I was wondering if you wanted to go to the club with us tomorrow night
Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Accepting Invitations

These are some common ways to accept invitations in English

  • Sure. What time?
  • I’d love to, thanks
  • Sounds good
  • Sounds great
  • That sounds great, thank you.
  • What a great idea, thank you.
  • That sounds like fun
  • That would be nice, thank you
  • Sure, that would be great
  • I’d love to, thanks.
  • That’s a great idea
Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Declining Invitations

These are some common ways to refuse or decline invitations in English

  • I can’t. I have to work.
  • I have to work
  • I have classes at night
  • I have to get up early the next morning
  • I need to stay home with my new puppy
  • My Favorite TV show is on that night
  • My parents are visiting me that night
  • I am not feeling well
  • I can’t find a baby sitter
  • I have an appointment this afternoon
  • I’m busy tomorrow.
  • I have a test tomorrow
  • Well, I’d love to, but I already have plans
  • I’m really sorry, but I have something else to do
  • Maybe another time
  • Thanks for your invitation but I am kinda busy
  • I am afraid I am busy tomorrow
  • Sorry but I can’t accept your invitation
  • I have other plans for tonight

Exchanges: Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

  1. Would you like to go to the beach with us tomorrow?
  2. Sorry but I have a medical appointment tomorrow
  1. How about going to the movies?
  2. Sure, that sounds like a great idea
  1. Do you want to go and watch the game?
  2. I am so sorry but I have to work tonight
  1. Why don’t we go to the mall?
  2. I’d love to. Pick me up at 7

Dialogue: Make, Accept and Decline Invitation

Lynn: Say,Miguel,what areyou doing tonight? Do you want to go bowling?

Miguel: I’d love to,but I can’t. I’m going to a soccer match with my brother.

Lynn: Oh,well,maybe some other time.

Miguel: Are you doing anything tomorrow? We could go then.

Lynn:  Tomorrow sounds fine.I’m goingto workuntil five.

Miguel: Solet’s go around six.

Lynn: OK.Afterward, maybe we canget some dinner.

Miguel: Sounds great.

Exercises

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Classify the different sentences into categories

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