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Hi everyone, welcome to english-learning.net. I hope you are well today. In this lesson, we’re going to learn different ways of making invitations.
1. Do you want to …?
This is a direct way of inviting somebody. it should be used with friends or people you know well. For example:
  • Jane, do you want to have a coffee with me?
  • Hey buddy, do you want to come up for a tea?

2. Would you like to …?
This expression with “would” is more polite and formal. It could be used in almost any situations. For example:

  • Good morning, Professor, would you like to join our year-end party tonight
  • Hey Clark, would you like to visit the new museum with us?

3. How do you fancy …?

In this expression, “fancy” means “want to,”. It basically asks if the listener want to do something. For example:

  • Kris, how do you fancy going shopping tonight?
  • How do you fancy coming over my birthday party this weekend?
4. Would you be interested in …?
This is another informal expressions for inviting people. Remember to use a gerund (-ING verb) after “interested in”. For example:
  • Ms. Watson, would you be interested in attending the workshop tomorrow.
  • Mr. Hanson, would you be interested in getting around our new office?
5. I was just wondering if you would like to …?
This long expression is very formal and should only be used in business settings or very informal situations, especially in e-mails. For examples:
  • I was just wondering if you would like to visit our new factory in France.
  • I was just wondering if you would like to be a judge in our beauty contest.
6. We’d be delighted to …?
 “Delighted” means “happy or pleased”, this is a polite and kind invitation. For example:
  • We would be delighted to have you over our wedding anniversary.
  • I would be delighted to have you amongst us on this special day.

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