Chapter 15- “I’m going to a soccer match!”. Invitations and excuses; leisure-time activities; telephone messages. Making Excuses. Let’s pretend… You are invited to go to a party at a neighbor’s house.
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Invitations and excuses; leisure-time activities; telephone messages
With a partner, discuss the following:
You can describe future events by
Examples of present continous:
What are you doing tonight?
I’m going to a soccer match.
Are you doing anything tomorrow?
No, I’m not.
What is she going to do tomorrow?
She’s going to work until five.
Are they going to go bowling?
Yes, they are.
Take out two pieces of paper.
Tear these pieces of paper in half.
With a partner, decide who is A and who is B.
Look at the schedules I give you.
Ask each other questions using present continuous.
“What are you doing on Thursday morning?”
“What are you doing Friday afternoon?”
When you are calling, and you want to make a statement, use “tell”.
Statement: The meeting is on Friday.
Please tell Ann (that) the meeting is…
Could you tell her (that)….
Would you tell her (that)…
When you are calling, and you want to make a request, use “ask”.
Request: Call me this afternoon.
Please ask him to call me…
Could you ask him to call me…
Would you ask him to call me…
Think of unusual messages for three people in this class.
Write a note to your partner asking him or her to pass on the messages.
What is the difference between “leave a message” and “take a message”?