By: Miss Rowena L. RosalejosSakon Nakhon RajabhatUniversity
What are the occasions wherein people make invitations1. a reception 2. a lunch, a luncheon3. a cocktail 4. a farewell party5. a farewell party 6. a dinner7. a buffet 8. a wedding reception
How to make invitations?1. I would like to invite you to have lunch at my home next week.2. I would like to have you come to my birthday party this evening.3. Would you like to go to the movies next Sunday?4. Won’t you come in and have a cup of tea?
How to make invitations?5. Will you be able to go to the rock concert with me tomorrownight?6. How about having lunch with me tomorrow?7. Can you have dinner with me today evening?8. I would like to invite you to have dinner with me thiscoming Sunday.9. Are you free on Monday? I should like to invite you to havelunch with me.
How to reply to invitations?-Accepting an invitation 1. Thank you. I shall be glad to. 2. Thank you. That’s very kind of you. I’dlove to. 3. Thank you. I’d be delighted to go. Hownice! 4. It’s very nice of you to invite me.
How to reply to invitations?-Accepting an invitation 5. That would be very nice. I would definitelyjoin the party. 6. That would be wonderful. I can assure youthat I won’t miss such a lovely party.
How to reply to invitations?-Refusing an Invitation 1. I’m sorry but I have another engangement. 2. I’m awfully sorry, but I must meet my bossat the airport. 3. I should like to, but I have an appointmentwith the doctor.
How to reply to invitations?-Refusing an Invitation 4. I’d love to come, but I’m afraid I can’t. Ihave an urgent meeting. 5. Oh, I’m sorry. I’d love to come but I’vealready accepted another invitation.
ConversationA : If you are free this Sunday. Would you like to havedinner with me?B : I’d love to, but I have an appointment with myfriend. I hope you’ll invite me again sometime.A : Surely, I’ll.B : It’s very nice of you to invite me.
Example Mr. Sean Robinson, Managing Director requests the pleasure of your attendance at the dinner party on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Games Power Company on Friday, June 25th ,2010 at 18.00 hoursat Jade Ballroom, Siam Royal Convention Hotel Dress:Formal R.S.V.P. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ExercisesUsing the invitation card in the previous slide, take apartner and make your own replies of acceptance anddecline to the invitaion. 1. Accepting the invitation 2. Declining the invitation