AWS: Informal Invitations & Replies


Class XII – AWS – Informal Invitations & Replies
Extending invitations to their friends and relatives on the occasions like marriage, birthday, engagement, death, public function etc. is a part of social etiquettes. It can be in the form of an invitation card which is a formal way of inviting people or it can be in the form of a note or a letter which is a more informal way of inviting somebody.
Features of an Informal Invitation
1. It is written in first person.
2. It follows the pattern of ordinary personal letters.
3. The style and tone are relaxed and informal.
4. Different tenses are used as the sense demands.
Format of an Informal Invitation
Sender’s Address
Date
Salutation
____________________________________________________________________
__________________Body of the Invitation_________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Yours truly/sincerely/lovingly
Name
Designation
Q1. Smith Menon has come out successful in the Medical Entrance Examination. He has decided to throw a party to his friends to celebrate this occasion. Draft an informal invitation giving details of venue, time and date. Do not exceed 50 words.

H-45, Shantiniketan
New Delhi
25th June, 201X
Dear friend
I have the pleasure to inform you that I have arranged a small get-together at my residence on Sunday, 25th June, 20XX at 05.00 p.m. to celebrate my selection in the Medical Entrance Examination. Please join us and enjoy the company of my family members.
Yours lovingly
Smith Menon

Q2. Oxford International School, Shimla is organizing a debate contest in the school conference hall. You have decided to invite a renowned politician, Karuna Desai to grace the occasion. Draft an informal invitation for her in about 50 words. You are Kartikey/Kirti, cultural secretary of your school.

Oxford International School
Mall Road, Shimla
20th September, 20XX
Respected sir
You are requested to grace your noble presence at a debate contest to be held on 24th September, 20XX at 9.00 a.m. in the school conference hall. Your illustrious personality will boost the moral and enthusiasm of our participants. Kindly confirm your acceptance.
Yours truly
Kartikey< /o:p>

Q3. You are Aakash/Aarti of 74-C, Press Colony, Nangal. Write an informal invitation to your friend Rishabh inviting him to attend your daughter’s marriage ceremony.

74-C, Press Colony
Nangal, Delhi
13th April, 20XX
Dear Rishabh
You will be glad to know that Sonali’s wedding has been fixed and the big occasion will take place on 20th April, 20XX at our residence. Kindly attend the wedding and bless the newly wedded couple.
Yours affectionately
Aakash

Q4. You are Vinay of 312/B, Raj Nagar, Kolkata. Your friend, Pranay is staying in the hostel. Invite him to join Diwali with you at your residence.
312/B, Raj Nagar
Kolkata
13th April, 20XX
Dear Pranay
You know that Diwali, the festival of lights is approaching. It gives me great pleasure to invite you to Diwali celeberations at my residence. We shall have great fun. Do join us for the ‘Puja’ and enjoy Diwali with my family members.
Yours sincerely
Vinay

Q5. You are Pranav Agarwal of 11D, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi. You are opening a new branch of your business house ‘Modern Electronics & Appliances’ at A-6, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi on 9th March, 20XX at 10.00 a.m. Write an informal invitation to your uncle to attend the inaugural ceremony of the new branch.
11D, Uttam Nagar
New Delhi
7th March, 20XX
Dear uncle
With the grace ofGod and your blessings I am diversifying my business concern. A new branch of our ‘Modern Electronics & Appliances’ will be inaugurated at A-6, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi on 9th March, 20XX at 10.00 a.m. Please do come to join the ceremony and shower your blessings on us.
Yours sincerely
Pranav Agarwal

Q6. You are Parmeet, the President of the English Literary & Cultural Society of DAV PublicSchool, Dwarka, New Delhi. You are going to organise an Inter Zonal Declamation competition on the topic “Communication skills in modern world”. You wish to invite Shri P.C. Mehra, an eminent educationist to preside over the function to be held on August 10, 20XX at 9:00 a.m.
DAV Public School
Dwarka, New Delhi
August 7, 20XX
Sir
The English Literary and Cultural Society of our school is organizing an English Declamation competition on the topic Communication skills in modern world on August 10, 20XX at 9:00 a.m. in

the school auditorium. Kindly consent to preside over the said programme.

Yours sincerely
Parmeet


Replies to Informal Invitations

Q1. You are Osheen Malhotra of 12-A, R.K. Puram, New Delhi. You have been invited by the principal of St. Joseph Public School, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi to act as one of the judges at a debate Contest to be held on 15th Jan. 201X. But you are unable to accept this invitation due to a previous engagement. Write an informal reply to the Principal expressing your inability to accept the invitation.
Refusal

12-A, R.K. Puram
New Delhi
10th Jan. 20XX
Madam
I really feel a great honour on being invited to act one of the judges at a debate contest to be held on 15th Jan. 20XX in your school. But I am unable to accept this invitation due to my previous engagement. I send my good wishes for its success.
Yours truly
Osheen Malhotra 



Q2. You are Osheen Malhotra of 12-A, R.K. Puram, New Delhi. You have been invited by the principal of St. Joseph Public School, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi to act as one of the judges at a debate Contest to be held on 15th Jan. 201X.  Write an informal reply to the Principal accepting the invitation. 

Acceptance

12-A, R.K. Puram
New Delhi
10th Jan. 201X
Madam
I really feel a great honour on being invited to act one of the judges at a debate contest to be held on 15th Jan. 201X in your school. I confirm my presence at the programme and send my good wishes for its success.
Yours truly
Osheen Malhotra

Q3. You are P.C. Mehra, an eminent educationist. You have been invited to preside over a literary programme ‘Inter Zonal Declamation Competition’ to be held on August 10, 20XX at 9:00 a.m. Write an informal reply to the President, Parmeet accepting the invitation.
Acceptance
67, Kirti Nagar
New Delhi
August 8, 20XX
Dear Parmeet
Many thanks for inviting me to preside over the Inter Zonal Declamation Competition to be held on August 10, 20XX at 9:00 a.m. I shall be highly delighted to attend the function and enjoy listening to the views of students. It will be kind of you if you could provide me the official transport.
Yours truly
P.C. Mehra
Q4. You are P.C. Mehra, an emine

nt educationist. You have been invited to preside over a literary programme ‘Inter Zonal Declamation Competition’ to be held on August 10, 20XX at 9:00 a.m. Write an informal reply to the President, Parmeet declining the invitation.

Refusal
67, Kirti Nagar
New Delhi
August 8, 20XX
Dear Parmeet
Many thanks for inviting me to preside over the Inter Zonal Declamation Competition to be held on August 10, 20XX at 9:00 a.m. But I am sorry to say that I shall not be able to attend the same due to a prior appointment with my doctor. With warm regards.
Yours truly
P.C. Mehra


















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