Lesson Five安排事物 (inviting, accepting, declining, offering, refusing)

  Making invitations
  I would like to invite you to a reception next Sunday at my home.
  I would like to invite you to dinner at the new Chinese restaurant.
  Would you like/care to join us for dessert and coffee?
  Would you like to go to New York with me next month?
  I was wondering if you’d like to go to the beach on Saturday.
  I was wondering if you’d like to come to dinner on Tuesday evening.
  Can/Will you meet me at the mall after class for some shoe shopping?
  Can you come over tomorrow night and watch the game with us?
  How/what about a movie tonight?
  Why don’t you/not jog with me in the mornings?
  Why don’t you stop by for a visit on your way home?

  Accepting invitations
  Thank you very much.
  Thanks for your invitation. I’d be delighted to. /I’d love to.
  Sure. That would be fun/wonderful/great.
  What a terrific idea! I’d really love to.
  Sounds great!
  Sounds like fun!
  Sure thing!
  I’ll see you there.
  Dinner/6:00 it is!
  Why don’t we!

  Declining invitations
  Thank you, but I’m afraid I have other plans for that night.
  Thank you, but I’m afraid I have an appointment that day.
  I’m sorry. I can’t go to the movie with you. I… (excuse)
  I wish I could, but I’m busy. Maybe another time, though.
  I hate to turn you down, but I must…
  I would love to any other time, but I’ve already made plans.
  Thank for asking, but…
  I appreciate the invitation, but I’m afraid I can’t.
  I’m afraid I can’t, but thanks anyway.
  What about a rain check?