INVITING SOMEONE

INVITATION

BASIC COMPETENCY:

Mengungkapkan makna dlm percakapan transaksional (to get things done) dan interpersonal (bersosialisasi) resmi dan tak resmi secara akurat, lancar dan berterima dgn menggunakan ragam bahasa lisan sederhana dlm konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan melibatkan tindak tutur; berkenalan, bertemu/berpisah, menyetujui ajakan/tawaran/undangan, menerima janji, dan membatalkan janji

INDICATOR:

Students are able to respond and express how to invite someone, to confirm, to accept and refuse an invitation, to promise and to cancel it .

 

LANGUAGE FUNCTION

v      INVITING SOMEONE

Would you like to … (neutral situation)

What about …? / Come and … / Why don’t you …? (informal situation)

We should be very pleased if you could … / We should be delighted if you were able to … (formal situation)

 

For example:

Would you like to join me for a lunch? (neutral situation)

What about going to the beach? (informal situation)

We should be very pleased if you could come and have dinner with us this evening. (formal situation)

 

v      ACCEPTING AN INVITATION

(Thank you). I’d like to (very much). / That would be very nice. / That sounds a nice idea. / With pleasure. (neutral situation)

All right (then). / I won’t say no! / Great/Lovely. / You’re on! / OK! / I’d love to …  (informal situation)

I’d very much like to …/ That’s really very kind of you. / What a delightful idea. (formal situation)

 

For example:

Would you like to come and play a new game with me?

Thank you. I’d like to very much. (neutral situation)

Great. (informal situation)

I’d very much like to join you. (formal situation)

 

v      DECLINING AN INVITATION

Thank you very much, but …/ I’d like to, but …/ I’m sorry, I can’t. / Thank you for asking me, but … (neutral situation)

I’d love to but…/ Sorry, I can’t. (informal situation)

Much to my regret, …/ That’s very kind of you, but… /Sadly … (however thank you for inviting me) (formal situation)

 

For example:

Would you like to join me to watch the newest movie tomorrow?

Thank you very much but I have many assignments. (neutral situation)

I’d love to, but I have got an exam tomorrow. (informal situation)

Much as I should like to, I’m afraid I already promise to accompany my sister tomorrow. (formal situation)

 

VOCABULARY

Invite, accept, decline, refuse, like, regret, sorry, join, come, etc.

 

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