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How to turn down an invitation

Learn how to say 'no' to a formal invitation.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


i like too these videos . you need help i can help u if u desire for . wanting for your answer

I want to imprpve my english ,what can me do ?,in short time as i'm so busy

they speak fast! But I could understand some word and learn other, like: RSVP, a French word that means: Please reply. 

hai, what does it mean by prior engagement?? does it mean  dating with the girl ? as we can see the man is so happy when the girl suggest  him to say prior engagement ! woman  six sense!!??

Hello there,
It is my first comment:). I find good the series "How to ...". It was nice to get to know some new words, as RSVP, "prior engagement".

thanks for your relpy
how to watch this video and download it ?   why i can not watch this ? something wrong with my PC or this web????

Hello there!
Sorry to hear you're having problems watching the video. Unfortunately, users in China do have trouble watching some of our videos, and for legal reasons the videos are not available for download.
Have you tried watching the video under 'Can't see video? Click here!' link just under the main video? Please tell me if you can see that video; if you can't, I will try to give you some more help.
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

i can ser the video and enjoy it very much, Thanks. victor

Prior engagement, that's the perfect excuse for not coming.
I always have got some difficulty in listening. In this episode, I cannot catch Drink party, formal dress, prior engagement.
I don't know why. I think there are lots of causes associated with my listening problem. I am sure number one reason is lack of practices.
I need to visit this site more often on periodical basis to improve my listening. 
Thank you.

I had the same problem with the same words :D
I think I'll visit this site more often too :)