Lesson Five安排事物 (inviting, accepting, declining, offering, refusing)
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?
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 like fun!
I’ll see you there.
Dinner/6:00 it is!
Why don’t we!
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?