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How to make plans in English/如何用英語說明計畫

How to make plans in English/如何用英語說明計畫 (中英對照 精華文章)




不管是在工作、消遣或者甚至對於希望產生的新戀情,做計畫成為生活中很重要的一部分。你可以利用下面的一些建議來增加邀約內涵,這樣你的朋友將不會拒絕你喔!


說明性質

在正式的邀請某人以前,很多人都會在邀約上先說明性質。例如:面對你的好朋友時,你一定要會說:「We should really get together for coffee sometime.」但是如果與某人談公事時,你一定要這樣說:「Let's do lunch sometime soon to discuss the contract.」要記住的是只要很有禮貌的說一下即可,千萬不要表示你已經做好了很明確的計畫。


增加邀約內涵

當你已經準備好要做一些明確的計畫時,那正是增加邀約內涵的時候了。如果你目前心中並沒有任何明確的計畫,你也許只想要一個一般的邀約,然後再與他人一起來討論細節:「What are you doing tonight? Do you want to have dinner together?」又或者,你可以非常直接及明確的說:「Would you be interested in coming over to my house for dinner tonight?

欣然接受

如果你想接受一個已經獲知的邀約,你可以使用這些簡短的句子像是:「Sure. Id love to.」或是「That sounds great!」如果你已經被邀請參加一個大型聚會,這裡有一些很棒的句子:「Great! I'll be there! 」或是「You can count me in!

婉拒的道歉

婉拒某人的邀請並不無禮,但是你應當有道歉的意思。使用這些句子像是「like I'd love to, but I've got to...」或是「I wish you had asked earlier, but I already have plans to...」接著,說明一下你有其他任務在身。如果你不希望說解釋其中理由,你只要說:「Sorry. I'm afriad I have other plans.」就可以了。

設定時間及地點

如果你計畫與某人見面,你只需要約定地點和時間即可。簡單的建議像是:「How about 4:30 at your place? 」或是「Will 5 p.m. work for you?」如果像是以下這種情況,例如:你的朋友建議與你在下午五點鐘見面,但是你不能在5點半完成工作,你可以這樣回覆:「Can we make that 6?

Heather Daigle





Whether for business, for pleasure or even in hopes of a new romance, making plans is an important part of everyday life. Use the following advice to extend invitations that your friends won't be able to refuse!


Expressing interest

Before making an official invitation, many people first express interest in an appointment. For example, with a casual friend, you might say, "We should really get together for coffee sometime." On the other hand, if you want to talk business with someone, say, "Let's do lunch sometime soon to discuss the contract." Keep in mind that comments like these are sometimes just said out of curtesy and do not mean you have made definite plans.


Extending an invitation

When you're ready to make some definite plans, it's time to extend an invitation. Here, if you don't have any specific plans in mind, you may want to make a vague invitation and decide the details together: "What are you doing tonight? Do you want to have dinner together?" Or, you can be very straightforward and specific: "Would you be interested in coming over to my house for dinner tonight?"

Accepting with pleasure

If you'd like to accept an invitation that you've received, use one of these short phrases: "Sure. I love to." or "That sounds great!" If you've been invited to a large gathering, these are great responses: "Great! I'll be there!" or "You can count me in!"

Declining with apologies

It's not rude to decline an invitation, but you should always sound apologetic. Use phrases like I'd love to, but I've got to... or I wish you had asked earlier, but I already have plans to... and follow up by describing your other commitment. If you don't wish to explain why you can't make it, just say, "Sorry. I'm afriad I have other plans."

Setting the time & place

Perhaps you plan to meet someone, and all you need to do is settle on where and when you will meet. To do this, simply suggest something: "How about 4:30 at your place?" or "Will 5 p.m. work for you?" If, for example, your friend suggests you meet at 5 p.m., but you don't get off work until 5:30, you can respond with "Can we make that 6?"

By Heather Daigle




Source: http://www.englishtown.com.tw/sp/teacher.aspx?articleName=158-plans



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