HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR FRIENDS IN ENGLISH
In our everyday life, we always need to make plans with our friends, colleagues, or other people. In this article, there are some tips that if you follow them you can successfully invite your friends or properly respond to them.
Tell people that you are looking forward to meeting them. Depending on your relationship with the ones you are willing to meet, you can use different expressions. For instance, if you are planning to talk about business-related topics, you can use this expression, ‘let’s have lunch to discuss the treaty issues.’ Or if you are meeting a close friend you can say, ‘We should meet up for coffee.’ such invitations are sometimes offered out of curtsy and there is no need to definitely accept and follow them.
Offering an invitation
When you have a special plan for meeting someone, you can simply invite them; but if you are not sure about the details, you can offer the invitation and decide with the person you want to meet.
The questions such as: ‘Are you doing anything special tonight?’ Or ‘Do you like to come over and have dinner with me?’ allow others to decide about the time and location of the appointment. Or if you have some plans directly ask them: ‘Would you like to come over to my house for dinner tonight?’
Fixing time and place
When people agree to meet you, the next step is to fix the time and place of that appointment. You can suggest a time using this: ‘How about 6 p.m.?’ And you can suggest a place like ‘How about at my place?’ If others invite you and the suggested time does not seem ok with you, respond to them with ‘Can we meet earlier?’ Or you can suggest the time that is good for you by saying: ‘Can we make that (your suggested time)?’
Accepting an invitation eagerly
When someone invites you, to express your interest in that appointment, use these expressions when you want to accept: ‘That sounds awesome.’ Or ‘sure, I’d love to.’ And if you are invited to a big party or an event you can say: ‘You count me in’ or ‘Awesome! I’ll be there.’
Turning down an invitation
If you are not prepared to have an appointment or simply you do not want to accept an invitation, it is not impolite to decline it. You can make an excuse or tell them the reason why you are not able to make it, using ‘I’d love to but I’ve got to…’ and you can also explain more about it. Or if you do not want to talk about the reason, use this sentence, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m afraid I have other plans.’