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Inviting Accepting an Invitation Declining an Invitation

• Would you like to …. • That’s very kind of you. • I’m very sorry, I don’t

• I’d very much like • We’d very much like think I can.

you to …. to …. • I’d like to, but ….

• We should be • What a delightful idea. • I’m afraid I’ve

pleased/delighted if • With the greatest already promised ….

you could …. pleasure. • Thank you for asking

• Would you care to …. • Thank you very much me, but ….

• You will … won’t you? for inviting me • Unfortunately, I can’t


Example in dialogue:

Ludi : Hi, Maya. There will be a great film tonight. It’s about vampire. Would you like to go
to the movie with me?

Maya :I don’t think I can. I’m doing my homework. My parents won’t let me out before I
finish my homework.

Ludi : How about tomorrow night?

Maya : Yes, I’d like to very much. When will you pick me up?

Ludi : I’ll pick you at 7.00. Be ready, OK!

Maya : Alright.

An invitation letter is just what the term implies, it’s an invitation to something. It can be an
invitation to:

-a celebration

-a special function

-an open house

-a company function

-an introduction of a new product or program to take advantage of a special offer

1. Inviting someone to come your house for …(informal)

Wanna come over for party tonight?

Wanna pop over for a quick party?

How about coming over for party tonight?

Care to come over for party tonigh ?

1. Inviting someone to come your house for …(formal)

Would you like to come over for party tonight?

Would you care to join us for party at our house tonight?

I was just wondering if you would like to come over for party tonight.

Please come over for party tonight.

We’d be delighted to have you over for party tonight.

1. Accepting an Invitation (informal)

Sure. What time?

Why not? When do you want me to be there?

Sure. When should I be there?

Yes! Want me to bring something?

I’d love to. I’ll bring dessert.

1. Accepting an Invitation (more formal)

Thank you! I’d love to. Would you like me to bring anything?

Thank you very much! I’d be delighted to. What time should I be there?

Oh, certainly1! Thankl you. Do I need to bring anything?

1. Declining an Invitation (informal)

I can’t. I have to work.

Tonight’s no good. I have an appointment.

I’m busy tonight. Can I take a raincheck on that?

(*raincheck : if someone invites you to dinner on a night that you are busy, you can say, “can
I take a raincheck?” this means that you hope they will invite you again on another night.)

1. Declining an Invitation (more formal)

I’d love to., but I’m afraid I’m busy tonight.

I’d love to, but I already have plans tonight.

1. Invitation Letter

Here are writing plan for invitation letter :

Greeting :

- Dear ….

Opening paragraph (say why you are writing)

Main part (describe what you are going to do)

Closing paragraph (restate your invitation and ask for reply)

Signature endings :

- Best,

- Love,

- All my love,

- Best wishes,

Example Invitation letter :

Dear Rismada,

Hi my best friend, what are you doing right now ? Keep busy, right ? I write the letter
because i miss you so much friend and i want invite you to come in my house at 1st June.

Hm, i want visit to your house friend at long holiday. I want know your new house and i want
also meet your friend. But, before i want invite you to my house at 1st June. Can you
remember it ? i hope you remember. Come in my house at 7p.m. i hope you can come. And
you can meet Amaliya, Cristiani, and friends at junior high school.

I hope you can reply friend, i always wait your reply…..

Yayuk sayyidatul H


Berikut ini adalah beberapa contoh birthday invitation, baik berupa surat (letter) atau kartu (card)
yang dapat dijadikan acuan.
Dear, Hilda.
Hello my best friend, I will have a party for celebrating my birthday. It will begin on Saturday,
June 14th, 2014 at 7 PM. It will be held in Light Cafe, Boulevard Street No. 12 North Jakarta. I do
hope that you can come to gather with the other friends. See you!
If you have any questions, call me at 08123456789
Your best friend,
Ways to say it: Inviting someone

Offering an invitation:
• I’d like you to come to dinner.
• I’d like to ask you to come swimming.
• Would you like to go to the theater with me on Saturday night?
• How about going to the football match with me tomorrow afternoon?

Accepting an invitation:
• Thank you, I’d be glad to go.
• Yes, thank you. I’d be happy to go.
• Thank you so much for inviting me.
• Let’s meet at the school canteen.
• Yes, I’d love to.
• Sure.
• Great.
• All right.

Declining an invitation
• I’m so sorry, I’ll be very busy tomorrow night.
• I’m afraid that’s not too good fro me, what about

Ajakan, tawaran atau undangan dalam bahasa Inggris

contoh sebuah "invitation" dalam bahasa Inggris
Topik invitation ini mulai butuh perhatian karena ungkapan dan kosa kata nya sudah
bervariasi. Praktek berbicara bahasa Inggris dengan topic undangan ini meliputi:

How to make invitation

How to accept invitation
How to refuse invitation
How to responding invitation

bagaimana membuat, menerima, dan menolak suatu ajakan dan undangan dalam bahasa
Making and responding any invitation, formal invitation or informal invitation can be
illustrated as follow using some keywords or useful expressions:

Making Invitations
Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

I would like to invite you to dinner next Sunday at my home.

I was wondering if you'd like to come to dinner on Wednesday evening.
Would you like/care to have dinner with us on Saturday?
What/How about dinner tonight?
Let's go to our place for dinner.

Accepting Invitations
Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

Thanks for your invitation. I'd be delighted to.

Thank you. I'd love to.
Yes, thanks. That would be great/wonderful.
Sounds great/like fun.
OK/All right.

Refusing Invitations
Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

I'm awfully/terribly sorry. I have other plans for that night.

I'd really like to, but I have an appointment that day.
Thanks for asking, but I'm afraid I'm busy.
I can't. I've got a lot of work to do.
Sorry. I'm already tied up.

INVITING (mengundang/mengajak)
Undangan/Ajakan Menolak Menerima
- let’s + V1 - Why don’t we - I’m sorry I can’t- I’d - I’d love to - I’d like very
…? - How about…? like to but…- I’m much - I’d be happy/glad to
- I’d like to invite you to… afraid I can’t accept
- Would you like to…? - No, let’s not. - Yes, I’d be delighted to.
- I wonder if you’d like to - That’s good ide

Ungkapan Undangan
Ungkapan-ungkapan yang dapat digunakan untuk
mengundang/mengajak seseorang adalah sebagai
I’d like you to ….
I’d like to ask you to ….
Would you like to …?
How/What about …?
Let’s ….
Apabila kita menerima undangan ajakan/undangan seseorang kita dapat menyatakannya
dengan ungkapan berikut ini.
Thank you, I’d be glad to ….
Yes, thank you. I’d be happy to ….
Thank you so much for inviting me.
Let’s meet at ….
Yes, I’d love to.
All right.
Sedangkan untuk menolak suatu undangan/ajakan kita dapat menggunakan ungkapan-
ungkapan sebagai beri kut.
I’m so sorry, I’ll ….
I’m afraid that’s not good for me, what about …?

Giving and Responding Invitation I

Giving and Responding Invitation

Giving invitation is an expression that is disclosed when there is someone who wants to ask
other persons to come to a place or when there is someone who asks others to do something
for him/her.

Expressions of Giving and Responding Invitation

Giving Invitation Responding Invitation

Receiving Refusing
Would you like to.....? I’d like to I’d love to but....
e.q.: Would you like to e.q.: I’d love to but I have
come to my party? a lot of homework.
Would you mind joining I would. Thank you. I wish I could but....
us to.....? e.q. : I wish I could but I
e.q. : Would you mind have to see
joining us to go to Bali? the doctor.
Shall we...? That would be nice Thank you for asking me,
e.q. : Shall we go to the but....
cinema together? e.q.: Thank you for asking
me, but I don’t have
enough money.
What about.... ? Wondeful/ Great I’m sorry but I think I
e.q. :What about having can’t.
dinner in Shangrilla
Why don’t we..? All right Sorry, I can’t. But thanks
e.q. ; Why don’t we go to anyway.
the zoo?

How to take note:

There are several tips for getting the information about note taking in listening.
1. Read the question carefully first
2. Listen to the recorded tape carefully and notice for the statements related to the question
3. Note down the important statements. Do not write in complete sentence; write only the
important words and phrases.
4. Using symbols in your notes will help you write more quickly. Here are some symbols you
can use: &: and, @: at, w/: with, w/o: without, 2: two, to, too, e.g. : example, etc.


Tika: Sherly
Arief: Charles

Listening script
Summer Vacation

Arif : Hi, Tika.

Tika : Hi, Arif. What’s up friend?

Arif : Hmmm, are you doing anything for next week?

Tika : Nothing. Why?

Arif : Hmm, like you know, next week we will have summer vacation to

Bali and I think that I need you to be my date. Would you mind to come along with me?

Tika : Really? I’d love it so much.

Arif : Well, I will pick you at 7 a.m next week at school.

Tika : OK. Thanks Arif.

Arif : You’re welcome. Bye Tika and see you next week.

Tika : See you, too. Bye-bye.

Expressions of giving invitation

o Would you mind to come along with me?

Expressions of responding invitation

 Receiving
o Really? I’d love it so much.

I’d like you to….
Please, come to….

Dialogue 1
Hani : My sister will get married day after tomorrow. My family want you to come to my
sister’s wedding party!
Gita : Really ? What a surprising news!. I promise I will come.
Hani : Great, my family will be glad to hear that. By the way, if you have time I also invite
you to join dinner with my family tonight!
Gita : I’d love to, but I’ve had a promise with my aunt tonight. I’m so sorry.
Hani : It’s okay.

Possible expressions.
– I’d like to invite you to…..
– I invite you to…..
– I want you to come to…..
– Please, come to….
– Please join us in…..
– I’d like you to come to…..

Some kinds of responses

– Great, it will be pleased/fun
– Really? I can’t wait!
– I promise, I will
– I’d love to
– I am sorry I can’t…..
– I can’t promise it
– I’d love to but….
– I doubt I can….

Translate the Indonesian dialogue into English!

Omar : Minggu depan adik saya akan ulang tahun. Saya ingin kamu datang pada pesta ulang
tahun adik saya.
Kurdi : Saya suka, tetapi saya harus pergi ke Bandung minggu depan.
Omar : oh sayang sekali. Bagaimana kalau besok, saya ingin kamu datang ke rumah saya
untuk makan siang bersama
Kurdi : Saya senang sekali mendengarnya, saya pasti akan datang


Invitation adalah ungkapan yang digunakan untuk mengundang seseorang atau beberapa orang ke
suatu tempat, suatu acara atau laiinya. Sedangkan acceptingadalah ungkapan yang dipakai untuk
menerima undangan dan declining adalah ungkapan yng digunakan untuk menolak undangan karena
suatu sebab.
Berikut adalah contoh ungkapan-ungkapannya:

 Would you like to ….
 Could you come to…
 I’d very much like
 Would you care to ….
 I’ll really happy if you come to….
 I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed to come to….

Accepting an Invitation
 Thank you for inviting me.
 I would/will ….
 That would be very nice.
 I’d like to love to come.
 That’s fine.
 Sure. Why not?

Declining an Invitation
 I’m very sorry, I don’t think I can.
 I’d like to, but ….
 Thank you for asking me, but ….
 Unfortunately, I can’t ….


1. Expression ” Giving Invitation”

Berikut adalah eksperesi “Giving invitation” yaitu ekspresi yang biasa digunakan dalam
bahasa Inggris ketika kita ingin “mengajak”/ kalimat-kalimat ajakan.
1) Words and expressions used in giving an invitation.
- Would you like a dance with me?
- Do you want eating out with me?
- Would you come to my place for dinner tonight, please?
- Would you mind coming over on Saturday night?
Berikut ini adalah ekspressi untuk merespon ajakan diatas
2. Words and expressions used in responding and invitation.
a) Accepting an invitation (menerima ajakan)
- with pleaseure
-I’d love to very much
-Thanks for your invitation
-Yes, it would be nice
-Yes, it would be very kind of you
b) Refusing an invitation (menolak ajakan)
-I’m sorry I can’t. I have another boy friend
- Thanks but I’m affraid I can’t
-Oh, I’d love to but I have to work.

Contoh percakapan bahasa Inggris expressing invitation mengundang seseorang

Julio : Hi Ann, how are you?
Ann : I am okay, what about you?
Julio : I;,m, fine too. I got a brochure yesterday that there will be a dog and cat contest on Sunday.
Ann : whoa, why I don’t get that brochure?
Julio : That’s why I am telling you now, because I know that you are a cat lover.
Ann : Thanks Joe.
Julio : It’s ok. Then, what is your idea? Will you join the contest?
Ann : of course I will. I’ve been waiting it for a long time, I won’t miss it. But where’s the
contest be held?
Julio : In Marcopolo Hotel. hmm, what about going together? I’ll accompany you there.
Ann : Are you serious? That’s very kind of you Joe, thanks so much.
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Julio : Hai Ann, Gimana kabar kamu?

Ann : Aku baik-baik saja, kamu sendiri gimana?
Julio : Aku juga baik. Kemarin aku dapat brosur, akan ada kontes anjing dan kucing lho pada
hari minggu ini.
Ann : Wah. Kenapa aku nggak dapet brosurnya ya? *pensive
Julio : Makanya aku ngasih tau kam. Karena kamu kan pecinta kucing.
Ann : Terima kasih Joe.
Julio : Ok. terus, apa rencana kamu? Mau ikutan kontes kah?
Ann : Tentu saja. Aku sudah lama menunggunya. Aku gak akan melewatkannya. Tapi
dimana tempatnya?
Julio : Di hotel Marcopolo. Hmm gimana kalo kita pergi bersama-sama. Aku akan menemanimu.
Ann : Serius?? Kamu baik bener si Joe. Thanks yaa..

Undangan dalam Bahasa Inggris

Berikut adalah beberapa kalimat yang sering digunakan dalam menyampaikan undangan dalam bahasa
I'd like to invite you for a barbecue party Saya ingin mengndang anda di pesta barbekyu
this Sunday hari minggu ini
Would yo go to the movies with me on Apakah kamu bersedia menonton film bersamaku
Saturday night? sabtu malam nanti?
I would like to invite you to dinner Saya ingin mengundang anda untuk makan malam
tomorrow night besok malam
How about going to the market with me Bagaiaman kalau Anda pergi ke pasar dengan
Let's go to the bookstore tomorrow Mari kita pergi ke toko buku besok
Thank you, I am glad to Terima kasih, saya senang sekali
Thanks, I'd be happy Terima kasih, dengan senang hati
Thank you for inviting me Terima kasih telah mengundang saya

Contoh 1:
A : Do you have any plans for this weekend, Amy?
Apakah kamu ada rencana di akhir pekan ini, Amy?
B : No, Jack. Why?
Tidak, Jack. Kenapa?
A : Well. I'd like to invite you to my niece birthday party.
Aku ingin mengundangmu ke acara ulang tahun keponakanku
B : When is it held and what time?
Kapan acaranya akan diadakan dan pukul berapa?
A : 5 pm this Saturday, can you come?
Pukul 5 sore hari sabtu ini. Apakah kamu bisa datang?
B : Sure. I'd be glad to come
Tentu saja, saya akan datang dengan senang hati.

Contoh 2:
A : Can you come to my house at around seven? We're having surprise party for John.
Bisakah kamu datang ke rumahku sekitar pukul tujuh? Kami akan mengadakan pesta kejutan untuk John.
B : Sure. But what should I give John as a present?
Tentu. Tapi apa yang harus kuberikan kepada John sebagai hadiah?
A : You can give him anything you like, I am sure John will like it.
Kamu bisa berikan apapun yang kamu mau, aku yakin John pasti menyukainya.
B Okay, see you then.
Baiklah, sampai jumpa disana

Contoh 3:
A : We are going to the cinema to watch a movie. Do you want to join us, Judith?
Kami akan pergi ke biokop untuk menonton film. Apakah kamu mau ikut dengan kami,
B : Sorry, I can't join you. I haven't done my biology homework which is due
tomorrow morning.
Maaf, aku tidak bisa ikut dengan kalian. Aku belum menyelesaikan PR biologi yang
harus diserahkan besok pagi.
A : That's okay. May be you can join us some other time. Good luck with your
home work
Tidak apa-apa. Mungkin kamu bisa ikut kami di lain waktu. Selamat mengerjakan PR

Let's go to movie tonight

Edo : What are you guys doing tonight?

Andi : Haven't thought about it
Candra : I'm not up into anything, yet. Why?
Edo: How about you, Sarah?
Sarah : Nothing special. Go home and relax, I guess.
Edo : Let's go see a movie tonight.
Andi : That's good idea.
Candra : Count me in. How about you, Sarah?
Sarah : I'm afraid I can't. I have to get up very early in the morning to pick up a client at the airport.
Maybe some other time.
Edo. That's so bad. But Sarah, I think it would be great for you. Because good movie will show
tonight. I believe you will like it.
Andi : That's right Sarah.
Candra : Yeah, It will not be great without you.
Sarah : Ok.. Ok.. I'll join you all tonight.

Dari percakapan di atas kita akan menyimak bahwa terjadi proses-proses mengajak yang di awali

1. Menanyakan waktu luang

Dalam menanyakan waktu luang, anda bisa menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan sebagai berikut:
a. What are you guys doing tonight? arti = Apa yang kamu akan lakukan malam ini?
b. Are you free this afternoon? arti = Apakah kamu bebas sore ini?
c. Do you have any plans for the weekend? arti = Apakah kamu sudah punya rencana untuk
akhir pekan?
d. What are you up to tonight? = Apa yang kamu akan kerjakan malam ini?

2. Menjawab pertanyaan mengenai waktu luang

Dalam menjawab pertanyaan mengenai waktu luant,anda bisa menggunakan ungkapan-
ungkapan sebagai berikut:
a. Nothing special. arti = Tidak ada yang special
b. I am free this afternoon. arti = Saya bebas sore ini.
c. Haven't thought about it. arti = Belum memikirkannya tuh.
d. I'm not up into anything. arti = Saya tidak mengerjakan apa-apa.

3. Mengajak
Dalam mengajak, anda bisa menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan sebagai berikut:
a. Let's go see movie tonight. arti = Ayo pergi nonton malam ini.
b. How about to go to beach? arti = Bagaimana kalau pergi ke pantai?
c. Do you want to wall-climbing next weekend? arti = Apakah kamu ingin panjat tebing minggu
d. Why don't we join a city tour? arti = Mengapa kita tidak gabung di tour keliling kota?

4. Menjawab ajakan
Dalam menjawab ajakan, anda bisa menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan sebagai berikut:
a. That's great idea. arti = Ide bagus.
b. Good idea. arti = Ide bagus.
c. Sure. Why not? arti = Tentu. Kenapa tidak?
d. Cool. arti = Keren.
e. Sounds good/ great. arti = Terdengar bagus.
f. Sounds like fun. arti = Terdengar menyenangkan.

5. Menolak ajakan
Dalam menolak ajakan, anda bisa menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan sebagai berikut:
a. Sorry, I can't. I have a meeting. arti = Maaf, saya tidak bisa. Saya ada pertemuan.
b. I'd love to, but I have other plans. arti = Saya sangat suka, tetapi saya punya rencana lain.
c. Unfortunately, I'm busy. arti = Sayangnya saya sibuk.
d. I'll pass that one. arti = Saya akan melewatkan yang itu.
6. Membujuk untuk ikut
Dalam membujuk untuk ikut, anda bisa menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan sebagai berikut:
a. It will not be great without you. arti = Ini tidak akan bagus tanap kamu.
b. Oh, come on. It'll be great. arti = Oh, ayo lah. Ini akan sangat bagus.
c. I'm sure you will like this. arti = Saya yakin kamu akan suka ini.