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Exercise3. Write down your letter with your opinion.
Exercise4. Here are the main arguments put forward in the Votes at 16 Debate.
Which views support lowering the voting age?
Which views argue against a change in the law?
Tick the opinions you agree with.
Would you change the voting age?
Conversation Practice: Invitations.
a) How to invite others to do something (with you)
Would you like to come to a party with me on Saturday?
Do you want to
How about coming to Brighton with me tomorrow
Do you feel like afternoon?
b) How to accept an invitation:
I’d love to.
I’d like to very much.
That sounds like a good idea. Thank you (very much)
That sounds (nice/lovely/super).
That would be nice.
c) How to turn down an invitation politely:
No, thank you.
I’m afraid I can’t.
I’m (awfully) sorry but I can’t.
d) How to accept an invitation and ask for further details:
Yes, (I’d love to) but where exactly?
e) How to turn down an invitation but suggest an alternative time or day:
Oh, dear, I can’t (on Friday). But another time perhaps?
I’m afraid I’m busy then. Can’t you make it another day/time?
I’m sorry but I can’t (tomorrow). Does Tuesday suit you?
I’m afraid (Friday’s) a bit difficult. What about another day?
f) How to persist with an invitation to try to persuade others to change their minds:
If a person turns down your invitation, you can always persist and try to make him change his mind. Here are some phrases you can use:
Oh, come on. It should be fun/interesting.
Are you sure you can’t? I promise it’ll be fun.
Oh, surely you can! Just for me, eh?
g) How to give in to persuasion:
Oh, all right then.
as you wish.
h) how to resist persuasion politely:
No, honestly, I really can’t.
It’s really impossible.
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