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How To
 

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- Asking permission

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- Informal invitations

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- Polite invitations

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- Declining invitations

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- Making an appointment

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- Change someone's behaviour

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- Asking someone out

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- Asking a favour

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- Haggling

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- Borrowing something

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- Asking for the time

Two men looking puzzled

 
Decline invitations

We've already looked briefly at how to accept invitations in our programme on making informal invitations. In this programme, we look at how to say 'no' to an invitation: how to decline an invitation.

This programme is suitable for elementary/pre-intermediate learners.

When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quiz below!


Declining invitations
I'd like to but ...I'm meeting a friend
I'd love to but ...I'm really busy this weekend
Ah, no.. sorry ...I've got to meet a friend


Other expressions from the programme
Maybe another time?

Maybe next time?

I really appreciate the invitation (or 'invite')

I can't make it




WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Activity
Choose the one correct answer in the quiz below. Click 'next' to go to the next question.

download script If you don't have flash, you can download a printable version of this activity (18 KB)

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