USEFUL EXPRESSIONS TO SAY:
Would you please come to _______________?
Would you like to ______________?
Do you want to _______________?
Would you be interested in ______________?
How about _______________ing?
I would like to invite you to ______________.
I’d like you to join me in ______________.
If you are free, please come to ____________.
If you are not busy, please come to _________.
Making a promise:
I promise I’ll __________
I promise to ________
I promise (you) to ________
I guarantee _________
I can assure you ________
I give you my word ________
You can be sure __________
You can depend on me
I won’t let you down
I won’t disappoint you
Oh, my God!
Oh, my Lord!
Answer these questions:
1. Find the expressions of invitation.
2. Find the expressions of promise
3. Find the expressions of accepting invitation.
4. Find the expressions of getting attention.
5. Find the expressions of showing sympathy.
6. Find the expressions of feeling happy.
Make a dialog in a group of four containing some expressions in Exercise 1 above.
Perform it in front of the class.
Accepting an invitation:
Thank you, I’d love to.
That would be great.
That would be wonderful.
Yes, thank you. What time?
Refusing an invitation:
I’m awfully sorry but I have other plan.
I wish I could, but _____________.
I’d really like to, but __________________.
Sorry, I’ve already made plans for Saturday.
Expressing feeling happy:
I am happy.
I am glad.
I am glad you like it
I am delighted to have it.
I am pleased to know it.
Getting one’s attention:
Excuse me. May I have your attention, please?
That’s a shame
That’s a pity.
That’s too bad.
I’m sorry to hear that.
I’m so sorry about that.
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