Let’s talk about abilities
A: Can you swim? B: Yes, I can. /No, I can’t.
A: Can you play football?
B: Yes, I can. /No, I can’t.
Can you come to my party?
Sure, I’d love to. Decline: I’m sorry, I can’t. I have to…
Can you come to my party？
? ? ? ? Can you come to my party？ Sure，I’d love to. Can you come to my party？ Sorry, I can’t. I have a piano lesson.
Sure，I’d love to. Can you come to my party？
Can you come to my party？
Sorry ,I can’t. I have to go to the doctor.
A:Can you come to my party?
B:I’m sorry. I have to Can you… A: Can you play
tennis ? help my mom.
B: Sure,I’d love to.
A: Can you come to
B: Sure,I’d love to.
A:Can you go to the mall? B:I’m sorry. I’m going to the movies.
Why can’t you come to the party?
I have to study for a test.
I’m going to the movies.
Why can’t she come to the party?
She has to visit her grandpa.
Why can’t they come to the party?
They are going to a concert.
Decline invitations accept invitations
Talk about obligations
1a. Match the words with the pictures.
Check the answers!
a 1. prepare for an exam _______ e 2. help my parents _______ 3. go to the doctor ______ d 4. meet my friend _______ b 5. have the flu _______ c
1b Listen and write the names (Tim, Kay, Anna and Wilson) next to the correct students in the picture.
Anna Kay Wilson
1c. Group work
A: Can you come to my party on Saturday afternoon? B: Sure, I’d love to. C: Sorry, I can’t. I have to prepare for an exam. D: I’m sorry, too. I must go to the doctor.
How to accept an invitation
? ? ? ? ? Yes, I’d love/like to. Certainly, I’d love/like to. Sure, I’d love/like to. Thanks for your invitation. Thanks for asking me.
How to decline an invitation
? I’m sorry, I can’t. I have to… ? I’d love to, but I have to… ? Sorry, I can’t. I’m going to the movies. ? Thanks for your invitation. ? Thank you for asking me.
2a. Listen and circle can or can’t.
1. Jeff can/ can’t go to the party.
2. Mary can/ can’t go to the party. 3. May can/ can’t go to the party.
4. Mei Ling can/ can’t go to the party.
5. Paul can/ can’t go to the party.
2b. Listen again. Who can’t go to the party? Why ? Complete the chart.
names Jeff May
reasons Jeff might have to meet his friend on Saturday. May has the flu.
Mei Ling has the flu.
Anna: Hi, Jeff! Can you come to my party
Jeff: I’m sorry, I’m not free. I might have
to meet my friend on Saturday.
Anna: Hello, Mary! Can you come
to my party on Saturday?
Mary: I’d love to. Do I need to bring anything? Anna: No, I’ll buy all the food and drinks.
Conversation 3 Anna: May, can you come to my party tomorrow?
May: I’m afraid not. I have the flu.
Anna: Oh, that’s so
bad. Well, drink lots of hot water and get lots of sleep.
Conversation 4 Anna: Mei Ling, can you come to my party on Saturday?
Mei Ling: Sorry, but I’m not available. I must
study for a math test.
Anna: Ok. Good luck!
Conversation 5 Anna: Hey, Paul. Can you come to my party on Saturday?
Paul: sure. It sounds great. When will it start?
Anna: Around 6:00 p.m. See you then.
Paul: See you.
2c Look at the reasons in the chart in 2b. Write some more. Then, Student A, invite your partner to do something. Student B, say you can’t go and why. Reasons:
1.Too much homework 2. have to take part in the football match 3. have to look after his little sister 4. have to visit his grandparents
2c. Pair work
Hey, Dove. Can you go to the movies on Saturday?
I’m sorry, I’m not available. I have too much homework this weekend.
That’s too bad. Maybe another time.
Sure, Joe. Thanks for asking.
Hey, Tom. Can you go to the movies on Saturday?
I’m sorry, I’m not available. I have to take part in the football match
That’s too bad. Maybe another time.
Sure, Joe. Thanks for asking.
2d Role-play the conversation.
Jeff: Hey, Nick, can you come to my house on
Saturday? My cousin Sam from Xi’an is
going to be here.
Nick: Oh, Sam! I remember
we went bike riding together
last fall when he visited you.
Jeff: Yes, that’s right.
Nick: I’d love to come, but I’m afraid I can’t. I have an exam on Monday so I must prepare for it.
Jeff: That’s really too bad! Oh, but Sam isn’t
leaving until next Wednesday. Can you
hang out with us on Monday night?
Nick: Sure! Catch you on Monday!
1. I have to help my parents. 我不得不帮助我的父母。 help sb. with sth.或help sb (to) do sth. 上一句我们可以说： I have to help my parents with the housework. 或说 I have to help my parents (to) do the housework.
2. invite v. 邀请 invite sb. to sth.
e.g. Lucy invites me to her party.
The Smiths invite us to dinner.
invitation n. 邀请, 邀请书 e.g. make an invitation accept an invitation decline invitation
Thanks for your invitation!
3.I’m sorry, I’m not available. 真抱歉，我没有空。 此句中的available 表示“ 有空；不忙； 有时间交谈或聊天”， 其后还可用 to do 引 出具体的事情。例如： Are you available tomorrow morning? 明天早上你有空吗？ I’m afraid I’m not available to help with the school show on the 19th. 我怕是没空来帮着准备学校19号的演出了。
4. I have an exam on Monday so I must
prepare for it.
1). prepare sth.表示“准备......”，后接名词或
e.g. Our English teacher was preparing the
lessons when I came into the office.
当宾语是食物之类的东西时，可译为 “制；做 ”
e.g. Mother was preparing dinner in the
kitchen while Father
was watching TV.
2). prepare sb. sth.表示"给......准备......"，也可
转换为prepare sth. for sb.
e.g. She prepared us a nice breakfast.
= She prepared a nice breakfast for us.
3). prepare sb. for sth.
She said so because she wanted to prepare her
father for the bad news.
4). prepare to do sth.表示“准备做......”。
e.g. They were preparing to cross the river
when it began to rain.
二、prepare用作不及物动词时： prepare for sth.表示"为......做准备“ e.g. The students are busy preparing for the final exam. 学生们正在准备期末考试。
5. That’s really too bad! Oh, but Sam isn’t
leaving until next Wednesday.
Till 代替until ，构成not…till… 的结构。如：
Don’t leave today’s work till tomorrow.
I didn’t go to bed until past midnight.
6. That’s too bad. Maybe another time. 太糟了, 也许换个时间吧。 Maybe another time.相当于Maybe next time.
another 表示三者或三折以上的 “另一”
e.g. can you give me another book?
7. Thanks for asking. 谢谢邀请。 表示感谢的几种方式： （1）thank you. 谢谢你。
（2）thanks a lot. 多谢。
（3）thank you for your help. 谢谢你的帮助。
（4） thank you for helping me. 谢谢你的帮助。
8. Can you hang out with us on Monday night? hang out with sb 与某人闲逛；和某人闲荡； 和某人闲逛；和某人一起闲混 相关搭配：hang out with e.g. hang out with friends 和朋友闲混；和朋友闲逛 hang out with family 放假的话 与…出去玩
9. Sure! Catch you on Monday!
next Monday! 类似的说法还有：catch / see
you later! （回头见！）
study for a test 1.复习备考______________
__________________________ help my parents do housework
go to the doctor 3. 去看医生________________ meet my friend 4. 见我朋友_____________
5.太多作业_____________________ too much homework
thanks for your invitation 6.谢谢你的邀请______________________
1. --_______ you come to my party? Can --_______, I’d love to. Yes 2. --_______ you go to the movies? Can --I’m sorry, I _______. can’t 3. -- _______ you go to the basketball game? Can --No, I ______. I’m playing soccer. can’t 4. --______ you go to the concert? Can love to --Great! I’d ______ _____. Can 5. -- _______ you go to the mall this week? can’t --Sorry, I _______.
1. I have _____ homework to do
. B A. too many B. too much C. much too D. a few 2. He ___ stay at home, because his mother D was ill. A. has to B. have to C. had D. had to
C 3. I went to the mountain _____.
A. next week C. yesterday
B. the day after tomorrow D. tomorrow
4. ____ Friday morning, I like to go to the movie ___ friends. B A. In, on B. On, with C. On, and D. At, with D 5. Would you please ____me ____ the housework?
A. help, in
C. help, doing
B. to help, with
D. help, do
6. Are you ___ football this weekend? A
A. playing B. play C. play a D. Plays
7. I have to go to my guitar lesson ____ C
19:00___20:00 __ the evening.
A. from, to, on B. in, at , on
C. from, to, in D. at, at, on
1. Make an invitation card for your friend.
2. Write a conversation about invitation.
1A What are you going to do on Saturday?
B I’m not sure.I might visit my grandparents 2 A What are you planning to do after school? B I don’t know. I might watch TV 3 A When will you finish the science homework? B I don’t know.I might finish it on the weekend 4 A How are you going to the movies with? B I’m not sure.I might go with my couson 5 A Are you free to come to my place on Saturday B I’m not sure.I might have to prectice the voilin.
1 Inviting: Can you play tennis on Saturday?
Accepting: Sure.That sounds great. 2 Inviting: Would you like to go to the movies on Friday? Refusing: Sorry. I can’t. Reason: I might have to go out with my parents. 3 Inviting: Can you hang out with us together? Refusing: Sorry.I’m not sure. Reason: I must study for a test. 4 Inviting: Would you like to come to my birthday party?
Accepting: Sure .I’d love to.
1a Write the dates for this week on the calendar. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 25th 26th 24th 27th the______ the ______ the______ the______
Thursday 28th the_____
Friday Saturday 29th 30th the______ the______
1b Write the words below the correct dates on the calendar. today tomorrow yesterday
the day before yesterday
the day after tomorrow
1b Write the words below the correct dates. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 25th 24th the______ the______ the______ the______ 26th 27th the day before yesterday yesterday today tomorrow
Thursday the_____ 28th The day after tomorrow
Friday the______ 29th
Saturday the______ 30th
What’s the date today? 今天是几号？
“日期”的表示法有例如 ：11月 5号 It’s November 5; November 5th; 读做November (the) 5th
2.询问“星期” 的句型: What day is (it) today? It’s Monday. 在英语中表示“星期”的词有： Monday Friday Sunday 星期一; Tuesday 星期二; 星期五; Saturday 星期六； 星期日 Wednesday 星期三; Thursday 星期四；
3. 询问几号星期几的句型: What’s today? 今天几号,星期几?
It’s Monday, the 28th.
比较下列问句和答语 1 What’s the date today?
It’s November 24th.
2 What day is it tod
ay? It’s Monday. 3 What’s today? It’s Monday,November 24th.
1c Ask and answer questions about the days in 1a.
A: what’s today?
B: It’s Monday the 14th. A: what’s tomorrow? B: It’s Wednesday the 15th. A: what’s The day after tomorrow?
B: It’s Thursday the 16th.
1d. Listen. Can Vince play tennis with Andy? Circle Yes or No.
1e. Listen again. Match Vince’s activities with the days.
Vince’s Activities __ Play soccer b __ Go to the doctor a __ Study for the test a b __ Have a piano lesson __Look after his sister c Days a. today b. tomorrow c. the day after tomorrow
Andy: Hi, Vince? Vince: Yeah, hi, Andy! Andy: Vince, can you play tennis with me? Vince: Uh, when? Andy: Today.
Vince: Uh, no, sorry, I can’t. I have to go to the doctor and study for a test today. Andy: How about tomorrow? Vince: Sorry, tomorrow I’m playing soccer and I have a piano lesson.
Andy: Oh. Well, what are you doing the day after tomorrow? Vince: I have to look after my little sister. Andy: Oh, I see. Vince: I’m sorry, Andy. I’m really busy this week!
1f Students A is Andy and Student B is Vince.
Andy, invite Vince to play tennis. A: Hi, Vince. Can you play tennis with me? B: When? A: Today? B: Sorry, I can’t. I …
Role play: Vince and Andy
Andy: Hi,Vince,can you play tennis with me? Vince:_________? When Andy: Today. Vince: Sorry , I can’t . I________________________. have to go the doctor and study for a test. Andy: What are you doing tomorrow? Vince: ____________________________________ I’m playing soccer and having a piano lesson Andy: How about_______________________? the day after tomorrow Vince: I have to babysit my sister.
2a Make a list of the kinds of parties people have.
_____________ family party class party _____________
farewell party _____________ (送别会）
housewarming _____________ party（乔迁庆宴会）
2b Skim the message below. Why did the people write them? Match the reason with each message below. 1.accept an invitation
2.make an invitation
3.turn down an invitation
Message New Rely Forward Delete Print Move to 1 Hi David, What a great idea! I really like Ms. Steen a lot. She helped me to improve my English so much. I’m sad to see her go, and this party
is the best way to say “Thank you and
goodbye.” I can help to buy some of the food
and drinks. I can help to bring MS. Steen
to the party. I already have a great idea
about how to do that.
He Wei Hi David 3 Thanks so much for planning this. I’d love to come to the party, but I’m not available.
My family is taking a trip to Wuhan at the
end of this month to visit my aunt and uncle. However, I’d still be glad to help out with any
of the party preparations, like planning the
games. Let me know if you need my help.
2 Dear classmates, As I’m sure you know by now, our favorite
teacher, Ms. Steen, is leaving soon to go back
to the US. We’re very sad that she’s lea
ving because she is a fun teacher. To show how much we’re going to miss her, let’s have a surprise party for her next Friday the 28th! Can you come to the party? If so, can you help with any of these things? Please tell me by this Friday.
1) Buy food and drinks.
2) Think of games to play.
3) Prepare things we need for the games (glue,
paper, pen,…). 4) Bring Ms. Steen to the play without telling so that she can be surprised. I look forward to hearing from you all. David
2c Read the messages and answer the questions.
1. What kind of party is it? _______________________ Farewell party .(送别会） 2. Who is the party for? ________________________ Ms. Steen 3. When is the party? ________________________ Next Friday the 28th. 4. Who did David invite to the party? All his classmates, such as He Wei, Jack. _____________________________ 5. What can people do at the party? _____________________________ They can eat, drink, and play games.
2d Complete the invitation with words and phrases from the message on page 69. We are planning a housewarming party at our new house this Saturday. Can you come to my party ? Our house is at 2 London
Road. We are serving food and
from 7:30 p.m. Please bring your friends and
family. A party is more surprising with
more people! Please let us knowby Wednesday if you can come to the party. Hope you can make it!
2e Imagine one of your favorite teachers is
leaving. Plan a party for him / her. Answer
the questions with a partner.
1.Why is he /she one of your favorite teachers
____________________________________ life. She often encourage me and help me in my
2. What do you want to say to him /her? Dear Mr. Shen, really thanks for your care! ____________________________________ 3. When is the best time to have the party? This Friday at 7:00 p.m. ____________________________________
4. Where can you have the party?
A restaurant near our school. _____________________________
5. What kind of food will there be?
____________________________ Fruit, meat dairy products and nuts（坚果）
6. What kind of drinks would you like to serve? All kinds of orange juice, beer and so on. _____________________________________
7. Who will come to the party? All of my classmates. __________________________ 8. What activities will there be at the party?
________________________________ guess riddle, tell jokes, sing and so on.
9. How can you make the party a surprise
for your teacher?
Invite her without telling her. __________________________________
3a Read the invitation and answer the questions. Dear Parents, I would like to invite you to the opening of our new library at No.9 High School. The opening
will be on the morning of
Wednesday, January 8th at 9:00.
After this, you can enjoy our school concert. Then
lunch will be in the school hall at 12:00. Please dress smartly. I would also like to invite each parent to bring one book as a gift for the new library. Please reply in writing to this invit
ation by Friday, December 20th. Larry Smith Headmaster