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  • Hi, everyone. My name's George.

  • And today we're going to learn how to accept and reject invitations.

  • So, yesterday my friend Max invited me to a party, but unfortunately I couldn't go.

  • How did I politely reject his invitation?

  • Do you want to come to my cat's birthday on Saturday?

  • She's turning 15.

  • I'd love to, Max, but I'm hanging out with Mack that day.

  • Thanks for inviting me though.

  • Who's Mack?

  • Mack.

  • When rejecting an invitation, you can start by saying "I'd love to but..."

  • And then you can tell the other person what your plans are, using the future continuous, which is the -ing form of the verb.

  • We use this tense when we have plans with somebody else.

  • For example, I'd love to but I'm hanging out with my friends that day.

  • Also, you can add, "thanks for inviting me though," at the end if you want to sound extra polite.

  • For example: I'd love to but I'm playing football that day.

  • Thanks for inviting me though.

  • How about meeting up on Sunday instead?

  • Sounds good.

  • Whereabouts?

  • My house.

  • Okay, and what...

  • I've got cornflakes.

  • Okay, what time?

  • Nine o'clock.

  • When's the earliest you can get there?

  • To accept an invitation you can say, "sounds good!".

  • And then you can ask for some extra information by asking "whereabouts?" or "where do you want to meet?" or "what time?".

  • If you need to cancel an arrangement with a friend, you can say: "Sorry, I don't think I can make it."

  • Which means I really, really want to go, but unfortunately I can't make the journey or I can't meet you because something's come up.

  • There is an urgent situation.

  • So, you can say: "Sorry, Max, I don't think I can make it".

  • "Something's come up."

  • Oh, okay.

  • Bye.

  • That's all we have time for today.

  • If you have any alternative ways to accept or reject invitations or cancel arrangements, please let me know in the comments section.

  • And don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the channel.

Hi, everyone. My name's George.

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    Estelle posted on 2020/06/21
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