Hello, Eight Graders. What’s up? Hope everything is alright. This time you will learn about inviting someone to do something (Kd 3.4 & 4.4).
I believe that you have invited or been invited by someone to do something, haven’t you? Saya yakin kalian sudah pernah mengundang atau mengajak (invite) seseorang untuk melakukan sesuatu, misalnya mengundang teman untuk datang ke pesta ulang tahun atau mengajak makan siang. Bagaimana kalian melakukannya? Dalam, bahasa Inggris, bagaimanakah biasanya orang mengundang seseorang untuk melakukan sesuatu? Mari kita simak penjelasannya.
In English, we can use the following expressions to invite someone to do something.
- Do you want to get lunch on Saturday? (If you want to be more natural you can contract ‘want to’ to ‘wanna‘ and you can say, “‘Do you wanna get lunch on Saturday?’) Apakah kamu mau makan siang besok hari Sabtu?
- Will/would you come to my house for having dinner tomorrow night? Apakah kamu bersedia ke rumah untuk makan malam besok?
- Are you free for dinner tomorrow night? Apakah kamu bisa makan malam bersama besok malam?
- Do you want to come to my friend’s birthday party? Apakah kamu ingin datang ke pesta ulang tahun temanku?
- Are you doing anything for lunch after school? Apakah kamu mau makan siang setelah sekolah?
- What are you up to this evening? Apakah kamu ada rencana acara petang ini?
- Come going a picnic with me. Ayo pergi piknik bersamaku.
- Why don’t we study tonorrow night? Mengapa kita tidak belajar bersama besok malam?
- Wanna grab a coffee? Mau ngopi?
- How about we make a cake? Bagaimana kalau kita buat kue?
When someone invites you to do something, you can accept or refuse it. Ketika seseorang mengajak atau mengundang kalian, kalian dapat menerima (accept) atau menolak (refuse/ decline) ajakan atau undangan (invitation) itu.
The following are expressions used to accept an invitation.
- Thank you.
- Thank you for the invitation.
- That is so kind of you.
- Thanks for thinking of us.
- That sounds great.
- How wonderful/ awesome/fun!
- I’d love to come.
- We will be there.
- I’m in/ I’m down/ Sure thing (Casual)
The following expressions are used to decline an invitation.
- Thanks for the invitation but I am not able to come.
- Thanks for thinking of us but we are afraid we can’t make it. We will make it up to you another day.
- That’s so kind of you but unfortunately I already have plans.
- I wish I could join you but I can’t be there. I leave for my trip this afternoon.
- I’m so sorry I can’t come. I have a clash in my schedule.
Now, it is time to do the tasks.
Task 1. Watch the video and listen to the dialogue to answer the questions below.
- What is the boy doing?
- Why does the girl ask the boy to call her?
- What is the relationship between the two speakers?
- What does the girl probably feel when the conversation happens?
Task 2. Watch the video again and listen to the dialogue and write down the expressions used to invite and respond the invitation in the table provided.
Task 3. Find two dialogues from any resources and write down the expressions of invitation and responses in the table below.
Task 4. Complete the following dialogue using the appropriate expressions.
Task 5. Write a dialogue based on the situation below and act it out with a friend.
Situation: You invite your friend to come to your house for dinner but your he/she cannot come because he/she has a clash schedule. He/she promises to come on another day.
Oke, Dears. That’s all about inviting someone to do something and how to respond. I hope it is clear for you. Thank you very much for joining. See you again next time.