Talking and Applied Writing Invitations and reply to invitations Teaching tasks Useful sentence patterns in spoken invitations
Invitations and reply to invitations How to invite people What does an invitation consist of How to reply to invitations
How to invite people Invitation card Spoken invitation Invitation letter
What does an invitation consist of Requesting someone’s presence Stating the specific event Setting the time and place
How to reply to invitations Accepting an invitation Declining an invitation
Teaching tasks Read and write invitation cards Invite people, accept an invitation or decline it Write an invitation letter and a reply to it
Samples Sample one Sample two
Sample one Mr. and Mrs. Wangrequest the pleasure of your companyat a dinner party in celebration oftheir daughter's eighteenth birthdaySaturday, the sixth of Marchat 8:00pm74 Salisbury Street, Beeston, Nottingham
Sample two Dear Mr. Smith, You are invited to attend a hike to the Great Wall on Friday, November 17th. The coach will leave at 7 o'clock.Your family and friends are welcome, too.We would feel honored if you can join us for the wonderful trip. Peter
Learn to invite people, accept an invitation and decline it Follow the samples Act out Put in use
Follow the samples Sample one Sample two
Inviting Friends to a Party W= Wang, m=William Sample 1 W: Hello, William. What are you doing tomorrow evening? m: Tomorrow evening? Nothing special, I was thinking of watching TV. W: Drag yourself away from television for a change. I’m having a few friends to have a dinner party tomorrow to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. How would you like to join us? m: Great. That would be super. Congratulations! W: Thank you. How about eight o’clock? Is that OK?
Inviting Friends to a Party m: Oh yes, fine. Would it be all right if I brought somebody with me? W: Yes, of course. m: OK. Fine. Do you want me to bring something to drink? Red wine or white? W: Um, white wine, if you feel you must bring something. But it’s not necessary. m: I’ll do that. Well, indeed, thank you very much for inviting me. W: My pleasure. m: I’ll be along at eight. Looking forward to it. W: Yeah, see you then.
Declining an Invitation C= Chang, S=Smith Sample 2 C: Are you doing anything special on Friday, Mr. Smith? S: Yes, Mr. Johnson and I have promised to call on some friends at the embassy. C: Oh, what a pity! S: What did you have in mind? C: We were thinking of asking you and Mr. Johnson to go to the Great Wall.
Declining an Invitation Sample 2 S: I’d love to and I’m sure Mr. Johnson would, too. I wonder if we could make it some other time if it is convenient? C: What about Saturday? But I need to alert you that the coach will leave quite early at 7 o’clock. S: I’ll ask Mr. Johnson if he has any plans, but I think it’ll be all right. Suppose I give you a ring this afternoon and let you know. C: That would be fine.
Act out Task One Task Two Task Three Task Four Task Five
Task one Here is a group of short dialogues. Follow the examples to make more conversations with your partner. A: Let’s go swimming today. B: Good idea. Where do you want to go? A: Oh, I’ve no idea yet. How about going to the downtown pool? B: Okay. That’s fine with me. Task: Suggest going skiing with your friend.
Task two A: What are you doing on Saturday night? B: I’m not sure. Why? A: Well, I was thinking of going to a movie with you this weekend. B: Sounds great. Task: Invite your friend to go to a concert on Friday evening.
Task three A: What are you going to do this weekend, Jenny? Got any plans? B: Want to see a movie? “Ghost” is on at the Marina. A: Yeah, why not? The early show or the late show? B: Let’s go to the late show, and we could do something afterward. Maybe go dancing or hear some music. Task: Invite your friend to go to the early show of the movie “My Fair Lady”.
Task four • A: Would you like to go roller skating this Saturday afternoon? • B: Saturday afternoon? I’m afraid I won’t be able to. I’ve got to help my parents clean up the yard. • A: Maybe some other time then. • B: That would be nice. We should try and do something together soon. • Task: Decline your friend’s invitation to go dancing next Friday afternoon.
Task five A: Well, thank goodness. It’s Friday, Jean? B: Yes, it was a long week, Ken. A: Say, I was wondering if you would like to go out to dinner tonight. I’d like to take you somewhere really special. B: Oh, thanks, but ... maybe some other time. I’ve got so much work to do. I’ll be working at the office late tonight. Task: Decline your friend’s invitation to go out to dinner.
Put in Use Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3
Exercise1 Imagine you are inviting your friend Bill to a concert tonight, but he happens to have to finish a term paper. Complete the following conversation with him by filling out the blanks. Y=You B=Bill What are you doing tonight Y:1 ___________________________, Bill? B: I’m not sure. Why? Y:Well, 2 _____________________ if you would like to go to a concert with me? B:Tonight? 3 ______________. But I really have to stay in and 4 _____________________. I was wondering I wish I could write a term paper
Exercise 1 Y: That’s too bad. B: It is. Going to a concert sounds like a lot more fun than writing a term paper. Y: Oh, maybe 5 _______________________. We should try and do something together soon. B: 6 ______________. Let’s talk about it together later. Y: OK. See you later. some other time then That’s right
Exercise2 Imagine you are a friend of Jennifer’s. Tomorrow is your birthday. You are inviting her to come to your birthday party. Fill in the blanks according to the Chinese version provided.
are you doing anything special tomorrow evening You: Jennifer, 1 __________________________? (你明天晚上有什么特别的事吗?) Jennifer: No, nothing special.
I’d like to invite you to come to my birthday party. Would you like to join us You: 2 __________________________? (我想请你参加我的生日聚会。你愿意来吗？) Jennifer: Yes, I’d love to.
Good. Will you come at 7:00 You: 3 __________________________? (好的,你在七点钟来好吗?) Jennifer: Oh, yes, fine. Do you want me to bring something to drink? Orange juice or lemonade?
Lemonade if you must bring something You: 4 ____________________________________. (如果你一定要带什么的话,就带柠檬汁吧。) Jennifer: I’ll do that. Thank you very much for inviting me.
Exercise3 Imagine you are a friend of Mary’s. You are asking her to go to a movie. Play your role according to the clues given in the brackets. Y=You M=Mary What are you going to do this weekend Y: 1 (问对方这个周末打算做什么)，Mary? Got any plans? M: Nothing special. Why? Y: Want to see a movie? 2 (告诉对方友谊电影院正在放映“雷雨”。) “Thunderstorm” is on at the Friendship.
The early show or the late show? M: Yeah, why not? 3 (询问看早场还是晚场。) Y: Let’s go to the early show, and we could do something afterward. 4 (建议去肯德基或咖啡馆。) Maybe go to KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) or a Coffee Shop.
I’d rather go to KFC. When and where shall we meet? M: 5 (表示要去肯德基。) Y: 6 (询问在什么时间和地点见面。) M: I’ll come to your house to pick you up at six o’clock. Y: 7 (表示同意与感谢。) See you then. That’s very kind of you.
an invitation letter and a reply Write Read the invitation letters Translate an invitation letter Write a reply to invitation letter Write an invitation letter
Read the invitation letter Read TECHNOLOGY IN ENGINEERING CONFERENCE 45 BROUGHTON Street, Brighton J. Higgins Purchasing Manager Zacron Engineering Unit 5 Hempstead Industrial Estate Hemel Hempstead HP2 7FX May 25, 2002
Read Dear Mr. Higgins, We have pleasure in inviting you to our annual (年度的) conference. This year it will be taking place at the Metropole Hotel, Brighton, from 24 to 28, July. We enclose details of the conference, accommodation arrangements and an activity program. Last year you gave a very interesting talk on the subject of “Purchasing (采购) High Technology.” We would be very grateful if you would consider giving us update on this. We would appreciate it if you could confirm your participation (参加) at your earliest convenience. Yours sincerely, P Matthews P Matthews Conference Organizer
the letter into Chinese Translate June 24 , 2002 Dear Mr. Bool, We have pleasure in inviting you to our annual conference. This year it will be taking place at the University of Nottingham, from 20 to 24, August. We enclose details of the conference, accommodation arrangements and a business activity program. Last year you gave a very interesting talk on the subject of “Academic Standards and Expectations” We would be very grateful if you would consider giving us update on this. We would appreciate it if you could confirm your participation at your earliest convenience. Yours sincerely, Philip Luford Conference Organizer
Key 亲爱的布尔先生： 很荣幸邀请您参加我们的年会。 今年的会议将于8月20日到24日在诺丁汉大学举行。 随信寄去会议的详细内容、住宿安排及临场安排。 去年您做了题为“学术标准及展望”的非常有趣的报告。如果您这次能就此专题的最新发展给我们做一发言，我们将非常感激。 如果您能在您方便的时候尽快通知我们您能否出席此次会议，我们将不胜感激。 您忠诚的 菲力浦·卢伏特 （会议组织者） 2002年6月24日
a reply to the above letter. Write Your reply should include the following. thanks for the above letter confirmation of your participation request for more information about the program apology for not being able to give another talk (pressure of work— no time for preparation) a complimentary close to end the letter Some parts of the letter have already been done for you.
Dear Mr. Luford, Thank you for your letter of 24 June and I am pleased to confirm my participation in this year’s conference in August. I would be grateful if you could send me further details about the program. Unfortunately, I will not be able to give an update on last time’s talk. I am afraid that pressure of work will not allow time to prepare a talk. However, I look forward to attending the conference again. Yours sincerely, H. Bool Key
an invitation letter Write according to the following message 我很希望能参加你的毕业聚会。我知道这一定会很有意思。遗憾的是，我父母已经邀请了几位亲属来我家里吃饭。我想知道你是否可以在星期六晚上来我家，告诉我有关聚会的情况。
dateDearXX: I wish I could attend your graduation party. I know it will be lots of fun. Unfortunately my parents have already invited several of our relatives over for a reunion. I wonder if you could come on Saturday evening so you can tell me all about the party. Yours, XXX Key
Useful Sentence Patterns I’d like to invite you to dinner. 我想请你吃晚饭。 Why don’t you come and join us for disco? 你为什么不和我们一起跳迪斯科？ It’s very kind of you to invite me. 谢谢你邀请我。 How nice of you! Many thanks. 你真好！多谢。 I’d love to. That would be great. 我很愿意去。太好了！
Oh, dear, I’m afraid I’m busy tomorrow. Perhaps next week? 哦，亲爱的，明天我很忙。下周也许可以吧？ Could you make it another time, perhaps next Sunday? 你能改个时间吗，下个星期天怎样？ It’s very kind of you, but you see I’ll have to prepare for my exam. 非常感谢，可你知道我得准备考试。 I’m sorry I can’t, but thank you all the same. 真抱歉，我不能去。可还是要谢谢你。