How to Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

In this cover, I cover all that you need to know about making, accepting and declining invitations in English. If you want to go with friends  to an event or place, or if you want to get out of a sticky situation, these are some expression that you need to include in your vocabulary list.

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations Expressions

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

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

Declining Invitations

  • I can’t. I have to work.
  • 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

Exercises

Classify the following expressions into one of the three categories:

  • Making Invitations
  • Declining Invitations
  • Accepting Invitations

Make, Accept and Decline Invitations

Classify the different sentences into categories

Exchanges

  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

Pronunciation and Meanings

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Teachers

If you are a teacher interested in a lesson plan about how to Make, Accept and Decline Invitations, consider visiting these two lesson plans:

  1. How to Make, Accept and Decline Invitations Lesson Plan (PPP/PDP Framework)

 

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