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As promised in our 91st issue of the English Corner E-zine, we shall start building up your English for travelling purposes. Let me teach you some vocabulary for invitations like this one: Visit London and enjoy a holiday with me in one of the most awesome capitals of the world.
In that lesson I mentioned: "what do you think would be really nice to receive from you? Some preliminary information would be nice, about your country and your city/village, telling me why it would be worthwhile me spending my annual break over there and not somewhere else in the world."
Here are a couple of examples of language you could tell or write to a friend as means of an invitation.
If I were you, I would extend a heartfelt invitation to you, so you could feel my excitement. I'd say:
My dear Mary, what a great surprise- you'll travel abroad for a holiday! It would be such a pleasure to welcome you to London! Will you come?
On the other hand, at the beginners level, you could still keep the feeling, but use a shorter version:
Mary, I'm so happy for you! You are going for a holiday abroad! I would love to welcome you to London! Will you come?
Now it's your turn to show your surprise and invite me to your country. Try to send your invitation in the form below and I shall correct it for you before printing it on the website.
You are looking forward to seeing me in person. Try your hand at expressing your surprise and wish to receive me in your city. Use my words as inspiration, and build your own expression the best you can.
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