Exercise 1   

What is each invitation for? Listen and circle the correct answer.

1.  a.  go to see a movie

      b.  go for a snack

2.  a.  go to the health club

      b.  go to the beach

3.  a.  see a movie

      b.  rent a video

4.  a.  go somewhere before class

      b.  go to a coffee shop

5.  a.  come over for dinner

      b.  go to a restaurant

6.  a.  rent a video

      b.  go to the movies

Answer & Transcript


A bunch of us are going to get something to eat after class. How about coming with us?


I think it’ll be too cold to go to the beach this weekend. How about going to the health club instead? It’s got a great indoor pool.


Do you have any plans for Sunday? Why don’t we check the newspaper and see what’s playing at the movies?


Do you want to go somewhere after class? Why don’t we try that new coffee shop near school?


Would you like to come to my place for dinner on Friday night? I’ve invited a few friends over.


Why don’t we rent a video tomorrow night? There are some great new movies I’d like to see.

Exercise 2

Task 1

Does each person accept or refuse the invitation? Listen and circle the correct answer.

1.  a.  accept

      b.  refuse

2.  a.  accept

      b.  refuse

3.  a.  accept

      b.  refuse

4.  a.  accept

      b.  refuse

5.  a.  accept

      b.  refuse

6.  a.  accept

      b.  refuse

Task 2

Listen again. Are these statements true or false? Check the correct answer.

  True False
1.  Mary doesn’t like rock music.
2.  Jim goes dancing often.
3.  Susie has stayed home every night this week.
4.  Ben doesn’t have tickets to the game.
5.  Jenny studies Spanish.
6.  Steven only wants to see the match.

Answer & Transcript


A:   Listen. I’ve got some tickets for a great rock concert on Sunday night. Are you free, Mary?

B:   Sunday night? Yeah, I’m free. What kind of concert did you say it is?

A:   A rock concert.

B:   Oh, that’s what I thought you said. Actually, I don’t really like rock music. Thanks, anyway. Some other time maybe.

A:   Oh, sure.


A:   There’s a great new Mexican restaurant downtown. Would you like to try it, Jim? We could go there for dinner on Friday night.

B:   That sounds great. I love Mexican food.

A:   Maybe after dinner we could go dancing.

B:   Yeah. I haven’t gone dancing in a long time.


A:   Are you doing anything tonight, Susie? How about seeing a movie?

B:   A movie? I’d like to, but I’m really tired.

A:   Are you sure? There’s a new French movie I’m dying to see.

B:   I really think I’d better stay home tonight. I’ve been out nearly every night this week. Maybe some other time?

A:   Sure.


A:   I’m going to the park with some friends for a barbecue this weekend.

B:   That sounds fun.

A:   Would you like to come with us, Ben? We’re going on Sunday afternoon.

B:   Sunday afternoon? I’d love to. Uh…wait… I just remembered, I’m going to a baseball game with my Dad. He got the tickets a month ago.

A:   That sounds cool, too. Enjoy the game.


A:   Do you like ice skating, Jenny?

B:   I’ve never tried it.

A:   Then you have to try it. How about Thursday or Friday night?

B:   Thursday night is no good for me. I have a Spanish class.

A:   Is Friday night okay?

B:   Yes, it’s fine.

A:   Terrific. You’ll love it. Then after we finish, we can get something to eat downtown.

A:   Okay. Thanks.


A:   Would you like to see a tennis match with me on Sunday afternoon, Steven?

B:   Sunday? What am I doing on Sunday afternoon? That should be okay. I don’t think I have any plans.

A:   Great. And maybe after the match we could see a movie?

B:   Sounds good.

Exercise 3

Task 1

Listen to the invitations on Judy’s voicemail. Are the statements true or false? Check the correct answer.

    True False
1. a.  The invitation is to watch a baseball game.
b.  Friends from school will be there.
c.  They’ll go out to eat.
d.  The meeting time is 9:00 p.m.
2. a.  The invitation is for lunch on Saturday.
b.  It’s a surprise birthday party for Pam.
c.  The meeting time is noon.
d.  Everyone should bring a gift.
3. a.  It’s an invitation to the theater.
b.  The concert is on Saturday.
c.  An Australian rock group is playing.
d.  They’ll have dinner before the concert.
4. a.  The invitation is to play tennis.
b.  Some friends are meeting on Sunday afternoon.
c.  The meeting time is 2:00 p.m.
d.  Afterwards, they’ll have dinner and see a movie.

Task 2

Listen again. Should Judy call back or will the person call her again? Circle the correct answer.

1.  a.  Judy should call.

      b.  The caller will call again.

2.  a.  Judy should call.

      b.  The caller will call again.

3.  a.  Judy should call.

      b.  The caller will call again.

4.  a.  Judy should call.

      b.  The caller will call again.

Answer & Transcript


Judy. This is David. How are things? I’m calling to see if you want to come over to my place on Friday night. Some friends from school are coming over to watch the soccer game on TV. They’ll probably bring pizza to eat while we watch. We plan to meet at my place around 7:00. Anyway, if you can come, please give me a call. Bye.


Hi, Judy. This is Maria. Sorry I missed you. I wondered if you’re free for lunch on Saturday. It’s Pam’s birthday and some of us are planning a surprise party for her. We’re going to meet at that Japanese restaurant in the mall at 1:00 p.m. If you can join us, please let me know as soon as you can. Oh! We’re buying her a big bunch of flowers, so you don’t have to buy anything for her. Okay, I’ll call you later. Bye.


Hello, Judy. This is your Aunt Betty. How’s my favorite niece? Listen, honey. I have an extra ticket for the opera on Friday night. I wondered if you’d like to go with me. It’s a wonderful Australian singer, a soprano. Doesn’t that sound great? I know how you love opera. We could have dinner together before the concert if you like. Anyway, I’ll you tonight to see if you’re interested in going. Bye-bye.


Hi, Judy. This is Paul. Some of us are going bowling on Sunday afternoon and we wondered if you’d like to join us. We’ll meet at around 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Bowling Lanes – you know, the one we usually go to. We’re going to have dinner somewhere afterward and then see a movie, too. How does that sound? Give me a call if you want to join us. Bye.

Exercise 4

Listen to invitations left on Nick’s voicemail. What phrase completes each statement? Write the correct letter.

1.   Denise is inviting Nick to                         …….

2.   Ray is inviting Nick to come over and   …….

3.   Nick’s mother is inviting him for            …….

4.   Lauren is inviting Nick to                         …….

5.   Steve is inviting Nick to                            …….

a.   dinner.

b.   the beach.

c.   listen to a band.

d.   watch the game on TV.

e.   a movie.

Answer & Transcript

1 b   2 d   3 a   4 e   5 c



Hi, Nick. This is Denise. Since the weather is going to be great tomorrow, some of us are going to the beach. We’d love for you to come. You don’t have to call back. I’ll call you again later. Bye!


Hey, Nick. This is Ray. I was wondering if you want to come over and watch the game tonight? All of our friends will be here. I’m going to order pizza for us. Oh, if you can come, could you bring some soda? Give me a call back, okay? Bye.


Hello, Nick. It’s Mom. Your Aunt Helen and Uncle Walter are coming for dinner on Friday. They’d love to see you, so I hope you can join us. Call me back as soon as you can! Bye-bye!


Hi, Nick. This is Lauren. Sorry I missed you. Would you like to go to a movie after school Monday? There’s a new action movie playing at the Galleria Cinema. I’m going shopping with my sister now, so I’ll call you back tomorrow. Bye.


Hey, this is Steve. There’s a really great band at Club Z downtown this Saturday. Want to go? Give me a call.

Exercise 5

Paula is inviting her friends to go dancing. Are these statements true or false? Listen and check the correct answer.

  True False
1.   Debbie would love to go dancing, but she has to study.
2.   Dennis thinks he’s a terrible dancer.
3.   Carlos can’t go because he has a date who doesn’t like to dance.
4.   Marlene can’t go because she has to stay home.
5.   Mike can’t go because he has tickets to a rock concert.

Answer & Transcript

1 True   2 True   3 True   4 False   5 False



A:   Hey, let’s do something fun this weekend. How about if we all go out dancing together? I know a great dance club. What do you think, Debbie?

B:   Oh, I’d love to, but I really have to study. I’ve got tests coming up next week, and I need to pass them.

A:   Oh. That’s too bad.


A:   Dennis, would you like to go dancing?

B:   Sorry.

A:   Oh, are you busy?

B:   No, but I’m a terrible dancer, Paula, you know that.

A:   That’s not true, Dennis. We’d love to go dancing with you, even if your style is a little… different.


A:   Well, what about you, Carlos? I know that you love to dance.

B:   Sorry. I have a date with my girlfriend.

A:   Girlfriend? You have a girlfriend?

B:   Yeah. I just met her last week, and we’re going out to a fancy dinner on Friday.

A:   Well, bring her dancing afterwards.

B:   No, she doesn’t like to dance.


A:   Everyone is so boring! Marlene, I can always count on you. You can go dancing with me, right?

B:   Not this time, I’m afraid. I’m going on a vacation, and I’m leaving tonight.

A:   Really? Where are you going?

B:   Buenos Aires. I’m going to do some serious dancing.

A:   I see.


A:   Can you come dancing, Mike? Please!

B:   Well, I’ve got tickets to the rock concert this Saturday, but Friday? Yes, I’d love to.

A:   But…?

B:   But what?

A:   Don’t you have some excuse?

B:   Nope. I’d love to go dancing. I’ll meet you at 8:00 on Friday, okay?

A:   Great! I can’t wait.

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