(Letters of Invitation)
Directions:You are planning to ask your friend to join an outing. Express your idea clearly as follows:
1) details about what you are going to do
2) when and where you will go out.
You should write no less than 100 words and don’t need to write the address.
Dear Li Ying,
Haven’t seen you for a long time. How have you been? I am missing you all the time. As the weather is splendid now, Jack、 Lucy and I have made a plan to go out to the countryside by bike. Each of us may take food for the picnic, which we will have at the hillside. The countryside must be very lovely, with grass and trees growing flourishingly, flowers full bloom and bright sunshine. We can enjoy the scenery to our hearts’ content, at the same time and take some pictures as a memory . It is possible for us to meet at the bus stop 8 a. m. I am sure we will have a good time. Do come and join us.
*. 邀友交游时的语言可以轻松、简单而不用太正式，例如简单的问候“How have you been?” 和邀请语句“Do come”
Directions:You want to invite Mr. Wallace to give a speech on “American literature”. Write a letter to him and say.
1) the purpose of the invitation.
2) the time of the lecture
It should be less than 100 words.
You don’t need write the address.
Dear Mr. Wallace,
We know that you are an expert on literature. As students in English major, we want to know some details about literature. We should be very grateful if you could give a talk on “American Literature” to students of the English Department on Saturday, April 19. If this subject does not suit you, any other similar topic would be welcome as well.
We have already had several very interesting talks from distinguished visiors from various countries this semester and we look forward eagerly to the opportunity to benefit from your experience and wisdom.
* 本文是邀请外国专家做讲座的邀请函。信的言辞应表示诚意，如“我殷切期盼”（to look forward eagerly to the opportunity），还要表示尊重，如“从您的阅历和智慧中受益”（to benefit from your experience and wisdom）.
Directions: Write an invitation to Mr John Sze, inviting him to be the calligraphy competition judge.
The number of the words is no less than 100 words and you don’t need to write the address.
Dear Mr Sze,
The 20th Taiwan Chinese Calligraphy Competition, organized by the Good Hope Association and Modern Trade Ltd., will accept entries from 3 March to 15 April 2004
As a renowned expert in Chinese calligraphy, you are cordially invited to present as a member of our panel of judges. We would also like to invite you to give away the prizes at the prize presentation ceremony, and to deliver a speech to the audience.
Details of the Competition are as follows:
To help raise the standard of Chinese calligraphy among primary and middle school students, and to arouse their interest in traditional Chinese culture.
Primary Division:students of Primary 6 or below. Junior Middle School Division: students of 14 to 16. Senior Middle School Division: students of 16 or above
First-stage selection by respective schools, second-stage selection and final decisions by the Panel of Judges.
4.Date of prize presentation ceremony:
15 July 2004 (tentative; details to follow)
I would appreciate it if you would give me a reply at your earliest convenience so that the necessary arrangements can be made soon without delay. In case of queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at 24088507 during office hours. Thank you.
Competition Planning Committee
* Calligraphy Competition 书法比赛，panel of judges.专家裁判，或专家仲裁组tentative adj. 暂定的，in case of queries：如有置疑。
Directions: write a letter to invite your colleagues to participate in a family party. The follows should be included
1) the reasons of invitation
2) time and location of the party
It should be no less than 100 words and don’t need write the address.
I will go to a food party at Karen Yius place together with colleagues of the Accounts Department at 4:00 p.m. this Sunday to celebrate the fourteenth anniversary of his marriage. Everybody is expected to bring a dish and a bottle of wine of his or her own. If you feel interested, please join us at the main entrance of Pioneer Plaza at 3:00 p.m. sharp that day, and don’t forget your dish and wine. We do hope you come and are expecting to see you then.
With best wishes.