Department of Foreign Languages Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1774 U.S.A.
Professor SU Waiyuan School of Foreign Studies Nanjing University 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093 P. R. China
Dear Professor SU,
Thanks for your letter dated February 6th, inviting me to attend and chair a session of the forthcoming “International Symposium on Chinese-American Cultural Interaction” to be held in Nanjing, P. R. China, from July 4 to July 7,2003.
Much to my regret, I shall not be able to honor the invitation because I have to deal with a lot of things and I really have no time to prepare the symposium. Unfortunately, my wife has been suffering from a disease since last month, and I must take care of her.
I feel very upset to miss the opportunity of meeting you and many others in the field of Chinese-American Culture. I firmly hope that the symposium will be of great success.
1）Would you like to …?
2）I’m really looking forward to seeing you.应邀：
1）Thank you for your kind invitation to…2）I shall be very happy to come.婉谢：
1）Thanks for asking me.
2）I’m so sorry that … because …
20, November,2012 Dear Miss Smith, My brother Peter will be staying with us for a few days during Christmas holidays. My wife and I have planned a family dinner for him next Saturday at 7 p.m so that he could meet some of our friends. We should be obliged if you could join us. I hope you will let me know that you can come. Sincerely Yours， Mr.& Mrs. Brown
Eercise 2: 应邀的复信（letter accepting an invitation ）：
21, November,2012 Dear Mr.& Mrs. Brown, Thank you for your kind invitation to the dinner given next Saturday to your brother. I shall be very happy to come, and look forward to meeting your brother.
Yours Sincerely， Miss Smith Example 3:婉谢的回信（letter declining an invitation ）：1.收到对方的邀请，很感谢；
21, November,2012 Dear Mr.& Mrs. Brown, I am so sorry that I cannot come to the dinner given next Saturday for your brother because of a previous engagement that evening.
Anyway, I do appreciate your asking me and hope that I will have the opportunity to meet your brother in the near future.
Yours Sincerely， Miss Smith
英语邀请信的写作以及回复 Dear Alice, Thank you very much for your invitation. It will be great pleasure for me to join you on Friday for the wonderful film. I will arrive at the cinema before eight. I look forward to meeting you on Friday. Thank you for thinking of me. Yours, Jane 谢绝邀请的回信一般包含以下几方面的内容：首先还是要对对方的邀请表示感谢；然后具体说明自己无法接受邀请的原因，并对无法出席表示遗憾；最后表达自己的祝愿，即祝愿自己未能参加的会议或者活动能够顺利进行。下面是一封谢绝邀请的信，与上面的第二封邀请信相对应： Dear Professor White, Many thanks for your letter dated 15th August, inviting me to attend and chair a session of the forthcoming 2004 International Conference on Parallel Data Processing to be held in Bellaire, Michigan, from October 25 to 28,2004. Much to my regret, I shall not be able to honor the invitation because I have been suffering from a disease since this summer. I am firmly advised that it would be unwise to undertake any distant and long travel in the near future. I feel very sad to miss the opportunity of meeting you and many others in the field of Computer Science. I wish the conference a complete success. Faithfully yours,
邀请信叙事一定要清楚、明白。如写给朋友，可选用活泼、真诚的言辞；如写给长辈、上级、名人等，则语言应正式、礼貌。 directions 2 write a letter to invite a famous professor to give a lecture to the english postgraduate students in your university. some necessary details must be included. do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “li ming” instead. sample: dear professor michael hutchison, we are very glad to hear that you are attending an international conference in beijing. we are writing this letter to inquiry the possibility of inviting you to deliver a lecture on american literature for our postgraduate students on the evening of june 16. we have long been noticed that you have done a lot of substantial and creative work in this field. two of your books have become textbooks for our students for several years. so all of us believe your lecture will benefit our students and teaching staff alike. if you can manage to come, please tell us the number of your flight and we will meet you at the airport. if you can’t make it, please also let us know. we are looking forward to your coming. sincerely yours, li ming
1）would you like to …?2）i’m really looking forward to seeing you.应邀：
1）thank you for your kind invitation to…婉谢：
1）thanks for asking me.2）i’m so sorry that … because … exercise 1：
应邀的复信（letter accepting an invitation ）：1.收到对方的邀请，很感谢；
2.将很高兴出席，并期待着见到他的兄弟。 example 3:婉谢的回信（letter declining an invitation ）：1.收到对方的邀请，很感谢；
第一种邀请信邀请的对象一般是朋友、熟人，所以内容格式上的要求都比较松，可以写得随便一些。只要表明邀请的意图，说明活动的内容、时间、地点等等。但既然是邀请信，那么就一定要在信中表达非常希望对方能够参加或者出席的愿望。这种邀请信的篇幅可以非常短，下面以一封邀请看电影的短信为例： dear jane, we have four tickets for a famous film shown at guangming cinema, the longest day, friday, the ninth. will you join us? well be looking for you at eight sharp friday night in front of the cinema, so dont disappoint us! warmest regards. alice 二、正式邀请信
这一类邀请信通常要包括以下内容：首先表明邀请对方参加的意图以及会议或学术活动的名称、时间、地点;然后要对被邀请者的威望和学术水平等表示推崇和赞赏，表明如果被邀请者能够接受邀请，会给会议或者活动带来很好的影响;接着要说明会议或活动的相关事宜，最好是能引起对方兴趣的事宜;当然不能忘了表达希望对方能够参加的诚意;最后还要请收信人对发出的邀请做出反馈，如确认接受邀请。下面是一封邀请对方参加学术会议的信函： dear professor wang, on behalf of the ohio state university, i would be very pleased to invite you to attend and chair the 2004 international conference on data processing to be held in michigan, from october 25 to october 28,2004. as you know, this is the 10th anniversary of the conference and we plan to make it a truly international meeting. we have accepted many papers from several foreign countries, including two from china. we are looking forward to your acceptance. sincerely yours, peter white 三、邀请信的回复
dear alice, thank you very much for your invitation. it will be great pleasure for me to join you on friday for the wonderful film. i will arrive at the cinema before eight. i look forward to meeting you on friday. thank you for thinking of me. yours, jane 谢绝邀请的回信一般包含以下几方面的内容：首先还是要对对方的邀请表示感谢;然后具体说明自己无法接受邀请的原因，并对无法出席表示遗憾;最后表达自己的祝愿，即祝愿自己未能参加
dear professor white, many thanks for your letter dated 15th august, inviting me to attend and chair the 2004 international conference on data processing to be held in michigan, from october 25 to 28,2004. much to my regret, i shall not be able to honor the invitation because i have been suffering from a disease since this summer. i am firmly advised that it would be unwise to undertake any distant and long travel in the near future. faithfully yours, wang xuan篇三：英语正式邀请信正式邀请信邀请信分为两种：一种属于个人信函，例如邀请某人共进晚餐、参加宴会、观看电影、出席典礼等。另一种邀请信则属于事务信函，一般是邀请参加会议、学术活动等等。一、普通邀请信第一种邀请信邀请的对象一般是朋友、熟人，所以内容格式上的要求都比较松，可以写得随便一些。只要表明邀请的意图，说明活动的内容、时间、地点等等。但既然是邀请信，那么就一定要在信中表达非常希望对方能够参加或者出席的愿望。这种邀请信的篇幅可以非常短，下面以一封邀请看电影的短信为例： dear jane, we have four tickets for a famous film shown at guangming cinema, the longest day, friday, the ninth. will you join us? well be looking for you at eight sharp friday night in front of the cinema, so dont disappoint us! warmest regards. alice 第二种邀请信一般由会议或学术活动的组委会的某一个负责人来写，以组委会的名义发出，而且被邀请者通常也是属于比较有威望的人士。因此，这类邀请信的措辞要相对正式一些，语气要热情有礼。
dear professor wang, you are an internationally acclaimed scholar and educator. your participation will be among the highlights of the conference. we sincerely hope that you could accept our invitation. as you know, this is the 10th anniversary of the conference and we plan to make it a truly international meeting. we have accepted many papers from several foreign countries, including two from china. sincerely yours, peter white 三、邀请信的回复
无论是收到哪种邀请信都要复信，明确表示接受与否。而且无论接受与否都要对邀请者表示感谢。接受邀请的回信一般包含以下内容：首先感谢对方的邀请，并重述邀请信中的主要内容；然后愉快地表示接受邀请，并简要说明自己的打算；最后表示期待赴会和与对方见面的心情。下面是一封接受邀请的信，与上面第一封邀请信相对应： dear alice, thank you very much for your invitation. it will be great pleasure for me to join you on friday for the wonderful film. i will arrive at the cinema before eight. i look forward to meeting you on friday. thank you for thinking of me. yours, jane 谢绝邀请的回信一般包含以下几方面的内容：首先还是要对对方的邀请表示感谢；然后具体说明自己无法接受邀请的原因，并对无法出席表示遗憾；最后表达自己的祝愿，即祝愿自己未能参加的会议或者活动能够顺利进行。
3．阐述活动或会议举行的时间，地点，以及与会的人物4．再次提出邀请5．结束语1. Words 1) invite 邀请
2) formally 正式地3) Sincerely 真诚地
4) Look forward to-------盼望--------2．Sentences Structure 1) How I miss you!2) I haven’t seen you for a long time!3) What’s going on?4) I formally invite sb. to some place.5) This meeting/activity will be held at-----in-----------.6) We really hope that you could come.7) Looking forward to your coming.8) Please write to me and tell me whether you will come or not.9) Yours sincerely,3． Samples：Textbook Unit 1 Dear Mr. Higgins,
We have pleasure in inviting you to our annual (年度的) conference. This year it will be taking place at the Metro pole Hotel, Brighton, from 24 to 28 July.
We enclose details of the conference, accommodation arrangements and an activity program. Last year you gave a very interesting talk on the subject of “Purchasing (采购) High Technology.” We would be very grateful if you would consider giving us update on this.
We would appreciate it if you could confirm your participation (参加) at your earliest convenience. Yours sincerely, P Matthews P Matthews Conference Organizer Key Points: Layout:左收右寄下日期，落款位于右下脚
1. Words:1) pleased/obliged/glad/happy 2) Participation 3) apologize 2. Sentence Structure 1) Thank you for your letter on-----------2) I am so glad to accept your invitation.4) I am afraid that I am impossible to come.5) I apologize for my absence from the meeting/party.6) Wish you have a good time.
3． Sample： Textbook Unit 1 Dear Mr. Matthews,
Thank you for your letter of 25 May and I am pleased to confirm my participation in this year’s conference in July.
I would be grateful if you could send me further details about the program.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to give an update on last year’s talk. I am afraid that pressure of work will not allow time to prepare a talk. However, I look forward to attending the conference again.
Yours sincerely, J. Higgins J. Higgins Purchasing Manager
Directions: Write a letter to Professor Schipper, a world famous professor majoring in Chinese philosophy and religious studies, and invite him to participate in a conference to be held in your university. Dear Professor Schipper, I am very pleased to inform you that Beijing University is organizing an academic conference entitled “Sino-US Conference on Philosophy and Religious Studies” on December 8-9 in Beijing. You are cordially invited to participate in this important Chinese academic event to be our guest speaker. You will be welcome to participate fully in the activities of the conference, including workshops, seminars, and other recreational activities. Your round trip air ticket, accommodation and meal expenses will be subsidized. We look forward to seeing you in this conference and to having you as a significant part of this event. If you accept this invitation, please advise us of your date of arrival, so that we can make necessary arrangements.
Write a letter to one of your high school classmates who is in a nearby city, and invite him/her to your city at this weekend. Some necessary details must be included. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
We haven’t seen each other for six years after graduation. I am so glad to hear that you have graduated from UCLA and come back to work in Suzhou. If you are free this Saturday, please come to Shanghai and have a good time with me.
We can first go to the Century Park, where the flowers are all in blossom. Let’s go boating on the lake isn’t it pleasant in the cool breeze? Then I will treat you to dinner at a western restaurant on Huaihai Roadit is small but really niceI’m sure you will enjoy it. After dinner, let’s go to a concertyou are a music lover, aren’t you?
If you couldn’t come, please notify me before Friday. If you can, please tell me which train you will take and I will meet you at the railway station.
I am looking forward to meeting you.
Write a letter to invite a famous professor to give a lecture to the English postgraduate students in your university. Some necessary details must be included. Do not sign your own name at the end of your letter, using “Li Ming” instead.
Dear Professor Michael Hutchison,
We are very glad to hear that you are attending an international conference in Beijing. We are writing this letter to inquiry the possibility of inviting you to deliver a lecture on American literature for our postgraduate students on the evening of June 16.
We have long been noticed that you have done a lot of substantial and creative work in this field. Two of your books have become textbooks for our students for several years. So all of us believe your lecture will benefit our students and teaching staff alike.
If you can manage to come, please tell us the number of your flight and we will meet you at the airport. If you can’t make it, please also let us know.
We are looking forward to your coming.