A) Examples (Read, Discuss and Practice)
- C'mon and join us.
- You want to come along with us?
- How about going with us?
- You're invited to sing, too, if you want.
- We'd really like for you to take part in our little show.
- Would you like to join us?
- Would you be interested in seeing it with us?
- Would you care to join our little group?
B) Models (Read, Discuss and Perform the following model dialogues)
1. Two room-mates are talking as one is leaving the apartment.
- RM1: I'll see you later, O.K.?
- RM 2: Where're ya off to?
- RM 1: Marty and Phil are going shopping ... to Northgate Mall, Oh, you want to come with us?
- RM 2: Yeah... No, maybe not. I'd better finish working on this report for Econ. Class..
2. Two friends are talking at a party.
- FI: This has been a pretty nice party, hasn't it.
- F2: Yeah, it has been. Listen, a group of us are going out for a few more drinks afterwards. Would you be interested in going too?
- FI: Yeah. That sounds good. Where are you going?
3. Two office-workers meet at the coffee machine during break-time.
- OW1: Hey, Martha...
- OW 2: Yeah?
- OW 1: A group of us are going to go to the Music in the Park series this lunch time. How about coming with us?
- OW: 2 That’s a great idea. I've been wanting to go to one . . .
C) Suggested Activities (Discuss and Perform)
How might the following situations be handled?
- You are leaving English class with some friends to go to a coffee shop. You meet an acquaintance coming from the other direction. He/she is alone.
- A college student is studying in the library with a friend. He wants to take a break and go for a walk. He invites his friend.
- You're at a party and you're going to go out dancing afterwards with some friends. You want to invite a person, whom you're very interested in, to go with you.