Language structures – Invitations
To invite someone we can use the following expressions:
- Would you …….?
- Would you like to …..?
- How about……?
- What about …..?
- Would you come to the cinema with me?
- Would you like to come to the cinema with me?
- How about going to the cinema?
- What about going to the cinema?
Accepting an invitation (saying ‘yes’)
- I’d love to.
- It would be lovely.
- It would be great.
- I can’t wait to (go).
- That’s a great idea.
Refusing an invitation (saying ‘no’)
- I’m afraid, I can’t.
- Sorry, I’m busy.
- It would be great but…..
- I’d love to but……
- Joe: Hello Suzann. I’m free at the weekend and I was thinking about watching a new film on Friday. Would you like to come to the cinema with me?
- Suzy: I’d love to but I’m going to a birthday party on Friday.
- Joe: How about Saturday then?
- Suzy: I’m afraid I can’t. I’m travelling to my parents.
- Joe: Ok, and what about Sunday evening?
- Suzy: That would be great.
- Joe: That’s settled then. I’ll call you about the details at the weekend.