Unit 3 Arrangements. Communication skills Students activity When you have visitors(colleaues, customers etc.), do you invite them out in the evening? If so, where do you invite them – to your home, to a restaurant, or somewhere else? How formal are these occasions?
4. watch 2 again. At each of the following moments, stop the VCD and anticipate what the person will say:
A Peter invites them
B Maria responds
C Jens responds
D Peter explains it will be informal
E Jens offers to give Maria a lift
We’d like to invite you to…
Would you like to come to…
We wondered whether you could come to…
Is it far?
What’s the best way of getting there
I’d recommend you take a taxi
I’ll send you a map
I’d love to.
That would be nice
I’d be delighted.
I’d love to, but…
I’m sorry but I’ve got another engagement.
I’m afraid I can’t come, I’m going to…
It’ll just be the four of us.
We’ve invited a few friends
There’ll be six people there.
There’ll be another couple from…
So, that’s 7.30 on Wednesday?
Let me just confirm that. Tuesday at 8 , at your place.
I look forward to that/ to seeing you.
Would Tuesday evening suit you?
What sort of time
Shall we say 8 o’clock?
Let’s say 8 for 8.30
You are hosting a business conference at your company. There are number of foreign delegates. One of them is the general managere of a key subsidiary. Invite him/her for dinner in a restaurant.
You are the GM. You are attending a business conference at the HQ of your com. Student A is in charge of the conference and will invite you for dinner. Agree on a suitable evening and make sure you understand all the arrangements.
You are in charge of a visitor. While he / she is in your country, you would like to show him / her somem of the sights. Try to arrange a tour of the city and the surrounding area sometime over the next weekend.
You are visiting A’s country. You are in the country for another ten days. You would very much like to see some of the sights and you are hoping to do this over the weekend.
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