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Invitation And replies (formal and informal)
Marking scheme Format - style Content relevance - name of the person (s) who is inviting. The invitee, date, day, chief, guest place occasion etc. Expression - grammatical accuracy, language Total Word Limit: 50 Words Time: 5 to 7 Minutes 1 mark 2 marks 5 Marks
Formal- points to remember n Very formal in form as well as language. n Written in the third person. n No signature n Address is given at the bottom. n Date of writing the invitation is not given. n The simple present tense is used. n R. S. V. P. (please reply) is written at the bottom. n The layout n The name (s) of the person (s) is given. n The standard expression-request the pleasure of your company. n The reasons of the invitation. n The time, date, venue of the event.
Formal invitation-1 Mr. & Mrs. S. S Ahluwalia request the pleasure of Mr. Sudhir Karan’s Company at the marriage of their daughter GURLEEN To GURPREET (s/o Mr. and Mrs. Kuldeep Malhotra, Jaipur) At the Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Ganganagar On Sunday, 14 th october 2006 at 10: 00 a. m. and afterwards At Hotel Park Plaza , Jaipur Road, Ganganagar R. S. V. P. 30 civil lines Ganganagar Ph: 212452 with best compliments from: Relatives
FORMAL INVITATION-2 The Principal, staff & students of Indian High School, Dubai request your benign presence on the auspicious occasion of THE ANNUAL FUNCTION Of the school at 10: 00 am on December 28, 2006 Shri S. M. Goswami, I. F. S. Honorable Indian ambassador to U. A. E. will give away the prizes to the students R. S. V. P. Principal Indian High School, Dubai
FORMAL INVITATION-3 Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Tikolo request the pleasure of your benign presence on the auspicious occasion of the Birthday party Of their son Chinkara at the residence 31, Crescent Road, Chennai, at 3: 30 pm On may 17, 2006 R. S. V. P. O 33 -25627928
FORMAL INVITATION-4 M/s FLORENCE FASHION Announce the opening of their Florence Exclusive Outlet 751, Mustafa road, Bangalore INAUGURATION On Saturday, 7 th august By Cine Star, Aishwarya Rai All are cordially invited Inaugural discount of 10% On all purchases R. S. V. P. Florence Fadia
Informal-points to remember • Written in a letter form, in informal format. Such letters are persuasive in nature. • Written in the first person • No inside address • Salutation is ‘dear + name’ • Complementary close ‘yours sincerely’. • Date of writing the invitation is given • The writer’s address appears in the usual place • Various tenses used to suit the tenses
INFORMAL INVITATION -1 Ahluwalia Cottage Ganganagar 15 th sept. 2006 My Dear Sudhir You will be very glad to know that our GURLEEN is getting married on 14 th October, 2006. Our son-in-law Gurpreet is a computer engineer working for Microsoft in U. S. A. It happened all of a sudden and we didn’t have enough time to prepare. How can we ever think of celebrating such an important occasion without you. Your bhabhi, me and Gurleen are eagerly looking forward to having you with us for the wedding. Do come with family. Yours S. S Ahluvalia
INFORMAL INVITATION-2 7, Akbar Ali Avenue Dubai 1 st December 2006 My dear Rohan You’ve always wanted to witness a function in your auntie's school, haven’t you? Well, here is your chance. I’m organising the annual function of my school on 28 th of decemberat 10: 00 am. Do come with mom & dad to the function. I’ll place a special sofa for you and your parents right next to the chief guest. Will that please you? Your Aunt Madhumita
Informal Invitation-3 Dear Rana Sahib You will be pleased to know that our Chinkara has turned 1. It’s a great occasion for a party, isn’t it? So, get ready for an evening full of dance, music, fun-n-frolic. Of course there will be food too! Do come with Bhabhiji and kids. Remember 17 th may, 8: 00 pm. , Hotel Imperial, The Mall. No regrets. No excuses. See you! Yours Tikolo
INFORMAL INVITATION - 4 Dear Nikita Finally, my dream to open an exclusive showroom of my range of designer fashion clothes in your city has come true. Well the inauguration is on 7 th august 20 xx. Guess who will inaugurate? Aishwarya Rai, who else. You have seen her on reel now see her in real. Don’t miss it. We will have an exclusive photograph with her. Do come. where? Now don’t tell me you don’t know that my showroom is on the mall. Time? 10: 00 am. Yours Florence Fadia
Replies formal- points to remember n. Accepting or declining n. Follow a set formula n. Formal words-kind invitation’, ‘great pleasure’, ‘regret’ etc. n. Use third person (‘they’) instead of first person (‘I’, ‘we’) to themselves. n. No signature at the end. n. The address of the writer and the date written.
SAMPLE FORMAL REPLIES A) ACCEPTING THE INVITATION STYLE 1 Mr. Sudhir Karan has much pleasure in accepting the kind invitation of Mr. & Mrs. S. S. Ahluvalia To the marriage of their daughter Gurleen On 14 th October, 2006 at 10: 00 am
Style 2 Mr. Sudhir Karan thank Mr. & Mrs. S. S. Ahluwalia for their kind invitation to their daughter Gurleen’s marriage on 14 th October, 2006 at 10: 00 am and has great pleasure in accepting it.
B) Declining the invitation Style 1 Mr. Sudhir Karan sincerely thanks Mr. & Mrs. S. S Ahluwalia For their kind invitation to the marriage of their daughter Gurleen On 14 th October, 2006 at 10: am but regrets his inability to attend due to prior engagement. He wishes Gurleen a happy married life.
STYLE 2 Mr. Sudhir Karan thanks Mr. & Mrs. S. S. Ahluwalia for their kind invitation to the marriage of their daughter Gurleen on 14 th october at 10 a. m. but regrets his inability to attend it due to to prior engagement. He wishes Gurleen a happy married life.
Informal-points to remember • Accepting and declining • Like an ordinary letter • Do not use any formal expressions but use informal words and expressions. • Use the first person (‘I’, ‘we’) to refer to themselves.
Sample informal replies a) Accepting the invitation 19 professors’ colony Coimbatore 20 th september 2006 Dear Surinder & Bhabhiji I am pleasantly surprised to receive your invitation to Gurleen’s wedding. My god, has she grown so big? I still remember her as a tiny doll in a pink frock. How time flies! Well, it really is a big occasion. I will definitely join you to make arrangements and bless her. Yes, yes I am coming with the whole family. Yours Sudhir
b) Declining the invitation 19 professors’ colony Coimbatore 20 th september 2006 Dear Surinder & Bhabhiji I am pleasantly surprised to receive your invitation to Gurleen’s wedding. My god, has she grown so big? I still remember her as a tiny doll in a pink frock. How time flies! I would have loved to join you on this auspicious occasion but my father is in hospital. He had a heart attack last week and needs my constant care. I feel bad I won’t be there to bless Gurleen and join you on the happy occasion personally, but believe me, the loss is entirely mine. Please accept my best wishes. I am writing to gudia separately. Yours Sudhir
Exercises for practice 1. Write a formal reply to your neighbor accepting the invitation to his brothers birthday party. Invent name, date, time, place etc. 2. Write an informal invitation to your friend inviting her to the Golden Jubilee celebrations of your parent’s marriage. 3. At the House Warming Ceremony, you plan to invite your friends, relatives and colleagues. You are Raman and Shanti. Write out the invitation.
4. You have requested major R. K. Chauhan to inaugurate your school fete. As the principal of St. Mary’s, Ludhiana , draft an invitation card. 5. You are Arun/Aruna. You have been invited to attend the wedding, arty of your friend’s sister during summer vacation. Respond to the invitation accepting the invitation. 6. You have received an invitation to attend the prize giving-ceremony on the occasion of the Regional Social Science Exhibition. Write a letter to the secretary of ‘The World View (the organiser of the exhibition) informing him about your inability to attend. Give three reasons.