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Lesson language goal
Use formal or casual language to ask somebody to a celebration
Totally different phrases to make use of when writing a proper invitation
- You might be invited to ______.
- We ask for the pleasure of your organization..in…..on…
- It will likely be an excellent alternative to get to know the crew.
- Please reply to the invitation to attend on or earlier than September thirtieth.
- We stay up for seeing you on the occasion.
Numerous phrases to make use of when making and responding to a casual invitation to have a good time
- I used to be questioning when you have been free on Saturday?
- I want you’d be part of us
- It could be good to catch up.
- are you free?
- I am tied up within the morning however you are all within the afternoon.
- Can I present up after lunch?
- Come round 3 nest?
You might be cordially invited, “Your presence is required”, “We ask for the pleasure of your organization” are examples of formal invites.
RSVP It comes from the French phrase “répondez s’il vous plait‘, which implies ‘Please reply.’ We add a response to an invite to an invite after we need these invited to reply with a response.
to catch up It means speaking to somebody you have not seen shortly.
When -yeah Added to a time, it means it is about that point, not at that actual time.
to pop up It’s a casual method of claiming to go to somebody.
Celebrations – means having a celebration
to precede – to come back earlier than one thing in time, association, or state of affairs
Formal letter – an expert letter written in an official language
Efficiency – The act of presenting a play, live performance, or different type of leisure.
Rangoli – Elaborate and colourful art work made from limestone powder, coloured sand and typically flower petals.
Kartika – The title of the month within the Hindu lunar calendar when Diwali takes place (often falling in October or November every year).
Greater than a billion folks around the globe have a good time Diwali or Deepavali and it is likely one of the largest and most vital holidays on the planet. The competition is widely known by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and a few Buddhists in Australia and around the globe. It lasts 5 days and symbolizes the non secular victory of excellent over evil.
It is named the Pageant of Lights and takes place in the course of the Indian month of Kartika. Folks gentle candles and oil or dias to struggle the darkness. Even some gentle fireworks. These lights present how gentle triumphs over darkness and good over evil.
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Good day! Welcome to the Be taught English podcast from SBS, the place we assist Australians converse, perceive and talk.
My title is Josipa, and as an English learner, probably the greatest methods to apply English is to go to occasions and have a good time with different folks.
An upcoming enjoyable occasion that we will have a good time is Diwali! Diwali is also referred to as the Pageant of Lights, and is a crucial competition and vacation for many individuals in Australia and around the globe. Are you celebrating Diwali this yr? Are you aware how it’s celebrated?
Keep on with the top to be taught extra about Diwali as a result of now’s the time for a studying lesson. Tina writes an official letter inviting a shopper to her firm’s celebration on Diwali eve. Let’s hear what you wrote,
Expensive Mr. John Williams,
As a valued buyer, you might be warmly invited to our firm’s Diwali celebration which shall be held on October twenty fourth at 6pm in Banquet Corridor at Elite Shores Lodge.
Celebrations embrace a three-course meal preceded by cocktails, and there may even be cultural performances and reside music.
We hope you may take this chance to spend a while with our crew and we stay up for welcoming you to our celebration.
Please reply to the invitation earlier than 30 September by way of e-mail.
All the time begin with a proper invitation with a salutation. Should you have no idea the title of the individual you might be writing to, you may write “Expensive Sir/Madam”; But when you recognize their title, write a greeting and their first and final title.
As a VIP buyer, you might be warmly invited to our firm’s particular Diwali celebration.
The phrase “You might be warmly invited” is frequent in formal invites. Different phrases you should utilize embrace “your presence is requested in” or “we ask for the pleasure of your organization in”.
The festivities embrace a three-course meal preceded by cocktails.
The time period “celebrations” is used on this invitation as a result of it sounds extra formal than “assembly” or “occasion.”
Tina additionally mentioned it is a three-course meal It will likely be preceded by cocktails.
“Earlier than” means “to go earlier than”; Due to this fact, cocktails or alcoholic drinks shall be served earlier than dinner.
Please reply to the invitation on or earlier than 30 September by way of e-mail.
RSVP It comes from the French phrase “réspondez s’il vous plaîtmeans “please reply.” So, Tina asks her shopper to reply with “sure” or “no” to the invitation on or earlier than September thirtieth.
And if somebody needs one thing ‘by e-mail’, they need it to be emailed to them.
You’ll be able to finish a proper letter with “actually yours” after which report it in your full title.
One other phrase you should utilize to finish a proper letter is “sincerely” or you may say “gratitude” when you’re asking somebody to do one thing for you.
Whereas a proper invitation is one thing you’d ship to a shopper or boss, you most likely would not do it to a buddy or co-worker. You’ll ship them a casual letter.
Let’s return to Tina who’s now texting her co-worker and buddy Emma.
Good day Emma! I hope you might be advantageous! I used to be questioning when you have been free on Saturday? We’ve got a giant Diwali celebration at house and we might love so that you can be part of us! Might I do know. I would prefer to see you then! It can give us an opportunity to catch up.
Notice that this time Tina doesn’t embrace a greeting or Emma’s final title within the salutation as a result of she is a buddy and this invitation is casual, so she is just utilizing her first title.
Good day Emma! I hope you might be advantageous!
Tina additionally asks about her situation, which is a standard strategy to begin an off-the-cuff letter.
Whereas formal invites will use formal phrases resembling ‘celebrations’, a casual message will categorical extra heat and affection resembling,
I might adore it when you may be part of us.
Discover how Tina makes use of the casual phrase to ask if she’s in a position to come.
Might I do know. I would prefer to see you then! It can give us an opportunity to catch up.
As we already know, formal invites will comprise the time period ‘RSVP’, however we use phrases like ‘inform me’ in a casual letter after we need to know if they will attend the ceremony.
And “catching up” means speaking to somebody you have not seen shortly to see how they’re doing.
Tina confirmed us a proper and casual strategy to invite somebody to a celebration; However how do you invite a buddy head to head?
Let’s get again to Tina who’s now having a dialog along with her buddy Anna about Diwali.
Good day Anna! We’ve got a giant Diwali celebration at house on Saturday. are you free? Come right here!
Oh, wow! Sure, I prefer it! Let me examine in case you are free…
It could be good to catch up.
Hmmm…I am tied up within the morning however you are all within the afternoon. Can I present up after lunch?
certainly! Come round 3 nest?
Let’s take a look at how Tina invited Anna,
Utilizing “come” is a casual method of inviting somebody to come back to your private home.
Then Anna mentioned,
I am tied up within the morning however you are all within the afternoon.
To be “tied up” means to be busy, so Anna tells Tina that she is busy within the morning, whereas to be “all your individual” means to “give your self utterly to somebody.” Because of this Anna shall be free to spend the afternoon with Tina.
Then Anna requested Tina,
Can I present up after lunch?
Look is one other method of claiming to come back. Anna principally requested if she may come to Tina’s home after lunch.
certainly! Come round 3 nest?
If you add “-ish” to a time, it implies that it’s round that point, however not precisely at the moment.
So, when Tina says Anna can come at round 3pm, which means she does not have to come back at precisely 3pm, however she will be able to come round then.
It could be good to catch up.
Should you’re stalking somebody, you are speaking to somebody you have not seen shortly with a purpose to discover out what they have been as much as.
Do you know that some communities have a good time Diwali for 5 days? How enjoyable – that is virtually a complete week!
And right here to inform us extra about this five-day competition, my pricey buddy right here at SBS, Manpreet Singh.
Hello Manpreet! Are you all prepared for Diwali?
Completely, Joseba! I have been getting ready for weeks!
I’ve already purchased loads of small candles, candles, fairy lights for our home, and naturally, diamonds for the primary celebration day.
I do know lots of my buddies will enhance their houses with rangoli, which is that this elaborate and colourful art work made from limestone powder, coloured sand and typically flower petals.
Historically, we gentle oil lamps made from clay on Diwali as a result of in spite of everything, it’s the competition of lights.
It appears nice! Inform me, why is Diwali often known as the competition of lights?
Diwali takes place on the darkest evening of the month referred to as Kartika within the Hindu lunar calendar, which often falls in October or November every year.
The phrase Deepavali originated from the traditional Sanskrit language. Deep means lamp and Avali means row, so Deepavali really means rows of lamps or lights.
Legend has it that the virtuous Lord Rama accomplished 14 years in exile along with his spouse Sita and brother Lakshman, and after they returned to their kingdom of Ayodhya, everybody lit their houses with rows and rows of lamps and lights to welcome them again.
It additionally symbolizes the victory of sunshine over darkness and good over evil.
And you have an interest to learn about Giuseba, this competition is widely known by greater than one million folks in Australia, and greater than a billion folks around the globe have a good time it.
You have to go to my place throughout Diwali, Joseba! I promise, it will likely be loads of enjoyable!
Wow, thanks for inviting Manpreet! I’ll undoubtedly take this supply to you.
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A giant thanks to our academic advisor Professor Linda Yates, and our company Manpreet Singh and Ferdinando Vives, Arezzo Yunus and Lily O’Sullivan who voiced the characters of Tina and Anna.