PROGRAMME 27 PART I - The Dialogue 一对年轻夫 Chris和Kerry决定清几位亲友星期六亲吃晚扳。于是Kerry给他们打电话联系。
有两位朋友说不能来,Charles是因为要去听音乐会,Sal是飚为感冒了。接着Kerry又邀请Aunty Doris和Uncle Norm。
下面是她和AUnty Doris打电话的情况。
DORIS:Hello?
KERRY: Oh hello, Aunty Doris. It's Kerry.
DORIS: Oh hello, Kerry, dear. How are you'?
KERRY: Oh, I'm fine, thanks. Are you free next Saturday?
Queensland Resort Centre
DORIS: Yes, I think so.
KERRY: Oh, good. Chris and I were wondering if you and Uncle Norm would like to come and see us.
DORIS: Thanks. I'd love to come.
KERRY: We'd like you to come for dinner.
DORIS: That'd be fine. We'd both love to come What time should we get there?
KERRY: Oh... How about 6.30?
DORIS: Fine. Six-thirty's good for us... Now your new address, Kerry. I'II write it down.
KERRY: It's Flat 3...
DORIS: Flat 3...
KERRY: 97 Eastern Road, Green Valley.
DORIS: 97 Eastern Road, Green Valley.
KERRY: Eastern Road's near the station.
DRIS: Near the station. Mmm.
KERRY: ... and Number 97's opposite a big park. . You can't miss it.
DORIS: Mm Opposite a park. Thanks, dear. We'll find it. .
KERRY: Good. Aunty Doris.
DRIS: Oh... And can I bring anything?
KERRY: Oh no, thanks. I'm glad you can come.
DRIS: Well, thanks for inviting us. Goodbye, dear.
KERRY: Goodbye. See. you on Saturday.
PART II - Vocabulary a dining table ['dainiŋ teibəl] 饭桌
opposite the park ['ɔpəzət ðə 'pa:k] 在公园对面
glad [glæd] 高兴
terrible ['terəbəl] 厉害的、重的(指病)
write... down ['rait... 'daun] 写下来
Another time [a'nʌðə taim] 另找时间
Can I let you know (later)? [kən ai 'let jə'nəu 'leitə] 我以后再告诉你好吗?
I was wondering. [ai wəz 'wʌnd(ə)ruŋ...] 我想知道……;不知….
Six of us altogether ['siks əv əs ɔ:ltə'geðə] 我们一共六个人
You can't miss it [jə 'ka:nt 'mis ət] 你不会找不着的
NAMES:
(female)
Doris ['dɔrəs]
Kerry ['keri:]
Sal [sæl] (short for Sally ['sæli:])
(male)
Charles [ʧa:lz]
Norm [nɔ:m] (short for Norman ['nɔ:mən] )
Chris [kris] (short for Christopher ['kristəfə])
PART III- The Lesson  INVITATIONS 邀请
1.INVITING 发出邀请
向别人发出邀请,首先要了解人家是否有空。可以这样问:
Are you doing anything next Monday?
Are you free on Monday?
What are you doing on Monday?
Have you got anything on on Monday?
如果人家有空,我们接着就可以发出邀请。一种比较客气的说法是:
I was wondering IF+
you'd like to go to the beach on Saturday.
you 'd be able to come to dinner on Saturday.
you can come to dinner on Saturday.
you could come to dinner on Saturday.
当然,我们也可以直接问对方:
Would you like to come to dinner?
Can you come to dinner on Saturday?
What about coming to dinner?
How about coming to dinner?
2.ACCEPTING 接受邀请
如果接受邀请,就可以说:
Thanks或That'd be great.
也可以用其他说法来回答,例如:
Would you like to come to dinner?
- Yes’I would!
How about coming to dinner?
- I'd love to come.
What about coming to dinner?
- Yes, O.K.  Thanks for inviting us.
3.DECLINING 谢绝邀请
如果不能接受邀请,通常先表示非常愿意来,可以说:
I'd love to come/I'd like to come...
然后表示谢绝,往往开头用BUT例如:
BUT I'm afraid I can't.
这样,整个句子就可以说:
I'd love to come BUT I'm afraid I can't.
或:
I’d like to come BUT I'm afraid I can't.
如果不能接受邀请,往往要说明理由,可以这样说:
I'd love to come BUT I 've got something on.
I'd love to come BUT I' m going to a concert.
I'd love to come BUT I don't feel the best.
4.HESITATING 一时不能决定
有时不能肯定接受还是不接受邀请,比如自己也不知道有没有空,就可以说:
I'd love to come but I'm not sure if
I'll be free.
如果你想确定以后再通知对方,就可以说
Can I let you know later?
5.PERSISTING IN THE INVITATION 进一步邀请
如果客人不能接受邀请,我们还可以进一步表示希望他来:
Please try to come.
Are you sure you can't come?
6.  DETAILS OF THE INVITATION 其他有关的细节
接受邀请以后,就需要讨论细节,如时间、地点等。关于时间,主人叮以主动地说:
Come about 6.
如果主人没说,客人就可以问:
What time would you like us to come?.
如果应邀参加的活动并非十分正式,例如烤肉野餐,客人还可以问:
Can I bring anything?
意思是:我要不要带点儿食品或饮料?
注意:
● 在澳大利亚人的口语里,“晚饭”往往不叫dinner,而叫tea。Tea用在这个场合,当然就不是指…杯茶了。
● invite+someone这个说法,后面可以跟to+名词,例如:
I want to invite you TO a party / my place / dinner
也可以跟其他附加语,例如:
I want to invite her out  出去玩
I want to invite round  到我这儿来
I want to invite over  到我这儿来
I want to invite home  到我家来
PART IV - Exercise
填空:
从每个句子下面所列的三个词语中选一个填在空白处。这个练习可以增强使用词汇的能力。
1.   Kerry invited Charles to dinner, but he wasn't able to go. He…
a) accepted   b) declined   c) was free.
2.  Then she invited Sal, but Sal couldn't come because she was..
a) happy    b) angry    c)sick. 
3.  Finally Kerry invited Aunty Doris. She said she'd ...... to come.
a) love    b) hate   c) be frightened.
4.  I like going out to dinner because I like ...
a) other people's cooking
b) raw food 
c) my own cooking.
5.  My husband and I sometimes eat out in ....
a) cinemas    b) offices   c.) restaurants.
6.  When someone invites us to dinner we may ask if we can ...anything.
a) fetch    b) bring    c) carry.