Inviting Someone to Do Something | English Conversation Dialogues

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Learning English Conversations and please practice the dialogues by using useful phrases below:

Useful Phrases For Inviting Someone To Do Something
Could you …?
How/ What about …?
I’d like you to …
Like to …?
Perhaps you’d care to …
We should be very pleased/ delighted if you could …
Why don’t you …?
Would you …?
Would you like to …?

Useful Phrases For Accepting an Invitation
Thank you. I’d like to very much.
That sounds a nice idea.
That would be nice.
That would give us the greatest pleasure.
That’s really most kind of you.
We’d very much like to …
What a splendid idea! Thank you.
With pleasure.
Yes, please.

Useful Phrases For Declining an Invitation
I regret that I shall not be able to accept …
I wish I would, but …
I’m afraid I’ve already promised to …
I’m terribly sorry. I don’t think I can.
No, thank you.
Sorry, I can’t.
Thank you for inviting me, but …
Thank you very much, but …
Unfortunately, … However, thank you.

Examples of English Conversations:

Between Friends

Conversation 1

Ahmad: We are planning to go to Bandung. Would you like to join us?
Brenda: Thank you. I’d like to very much.
Ahmad: My brother Eddy will be 22 on this Saturday and we are going to celebrate his  
 birthday at one of the famous restaurants there. I’d like you to come to our
 house at 6 in the evening.
Brenda: I’d love to, but I’m afraid I can’t. you know I must take my mother to her doctor
 on Saturday night.

Conversation 2

Dom: We’re going on a trekking expedition this Sunday. How about joining us?
Ricky: That sounds a nice idea.
Dom: How about you Nicky?
Nicky: Thank you very much for asking me, but I have an appointment with my girlfriend
 on Sunday.
Dom: How about you Tia?
Tia: With pleasure.

Conversation 3

Armand: I have two tickets for the charity show of The Surabaya Times for tomorrow.
  Would you like to join me?
Jolie: At what time?
Armand: Seven o’clock.
Jolie: I wish I could, but we have a meeting at Sheraton Hotel till eight. Thanks a lot for
  asking me.

Conversation 4

Dave: Hey, Martin. There’s a jazz concert at the Blue Club on Friday. Would you like to 
go with me?
Martin: Yeah, that’s sounds good! What time is the concert?
Dave: It’s at 9 o’clock.
Martin: Great! Let’s go.

Conversation 5

Damien: There is a party in Alan’s House on Saturday night. Would you come with me?
Catty: Wow! That’s sounds interesting, there must be a lot of people there.
Damien: Absolutely yes, C’mon go with me.
Catty: Yeah, but I’m sorry, I can’t come with you. I have to accompany my sister.
Damien: Oh, it’s OK. Maybe next time will be good.

When we want to invite someone we can simply just saying “would you like to go” or “would you like to come”. Both of these sentences are polite to used.

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