Vocabulary: How to Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations 

Making Invitations

Do you want to…?

  • Do you want to go to the movies tonight?
  • Do you want to go to the beach tomorrow?

Would you like to?

  • Would you like to go to the swimming pool?
  • Would you like to play soccer with us ?

Wanna…?

  • Wanna go to the beach?
  • Wanna go to the theater with us?

Let’s … ?

  • Let’s go to the beach
  • Let’s go to the party

Why don’t we …?

  • Why don’t we go to the mall?
  • Why don’t we go to the park?

How about …?

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

Are you…?

  • Are you free tonight?
  • Are you doing anything 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
Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Accepting Invitations

  • 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

  • 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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