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PETER: That's been a tremendous help, Jens. Really helped to clarify things. We'll get these proposals off to the agency, see what they have to say. Can you help with that, Maria?
PETER: Paula will show you how. I've got to go, I'm afraid. I've got another meeting.
JENS: (to Maria) Promotion!
PETER: Oh, by the way, my wife Daphne and I want to invite you to dinner one day this week. Perhaps tomorrow evening, if that suits you?
MARIA: That's very kind. I'd love to come.
JENS: I'd be delighted. What sort of time?
PETER: Oh, 7:30. Nothing formal. Just the four of us. My wife's very much looking forward to meeting you both.
MARIA: That sounds nice. Do you live far from here?
PETER: No, not far. ③Best to take a taxi, though. Right, I must be going. See you later.
JENS: So that's Wednesday at 7:30?
PETER: That's right. See you tomorrow.
MARIA: That's a surprise.
JENS: Yes. I've got a car with me. I could ④give you a lift, if you like?
MARIA: That would be nice.
JENS: Did he mention his wife's name?
颜斯: (对玛丽亚说) 该提升你了吧！
suit /sj6t/ v. 适合；适应
delighted /di`laitid/ adj. 高兴的
③ best to... 最好……
A: Although it's fine now, best to bring an umbrella with you.
B: Sounds reasonable.
④ give sb. a lift 送某人一程
A: Helen, hurry up! Mary will give us a lift to the railway station.
B: I'm ready to go.
Language focus: Invitations 邀请
We'd like to invite you to...
e.g. We'd like to invite you to our exhibition next Wednesday.
Would you like to come to...?
e.g. Would you like to come to the party this evening?
We wondered whether you could come to...?
e.g. We wondered whether you could come to our company on Thursday afternoon?
e.g. What about bowling ?
e.g. Thank you for your invitation.
I'd love to.
That would be nice.
I'd be delighted.
I'd love to, but...
e.g. I'd love to, but I have promised to go home early tonight.
I'm sorry, but I've got another engagement.
I'm afraid I can't come. I'm going to...
e.g. I'm afraid I can't come. I'm going to see off a friend of mine.
NOTE: When declining an invitation, an explanation or excuse should normally be given.
Would Tuesday evening suit you?
What sort of time?
Shall we say 8 o'clock?
Let's say 8 for 8:30.(This means you should arrive anything between 8:00 and 8:30, but not later than 8:30.)
Is it far?
What's the best way of getting there?
I'd recommend you take a taxi.
I'll send/give you a map.
It'll just be the four of us.
We've invited a few friends.
There'll be six people there.
There'll be another couple from...
e.g. There'll be another couple from Spain.
So, that's 7:30 on Wednesday?
Let me just confirm that. Tuesday at 8.00, at your place.
I look forward to seeing you.