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Formal & Informal Invitation | English Core | Class XII | Board Exam 2024

Updated: Oct 29, 2023


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Invitation:

  • An invitation is a formal request to someone to attend any specific occasion, celebration , programme or any event.

Types of Invitation:

  • Formal

  • Informal

Formal Invitation :

  • To be written in third person

  • Details like address dress code or any other instruction are written at the bottom to the left or the right side as per choice

  • Subject matter is generally written in the centre

  • No abbreviation to be used.

  • Simple present tense is used.

  • Word limit 50

  • Each entry to be mentioned in a separate line

  • For example,

(a) The name of the person(s) who is/are inviting

(b) Formal expressions like 'request the pleasure of your company'

(c) Time and date of event

(d) Purpose and occasion of invitation. •

  • For RSVP, address and telephone no. is given at which the invitee may contact for any queries.

  • Name of the Chief Guest of the programme may be given.








Sample Example:


1. Write a formal invitation for the marriage function of your daughter. (Formal invitation for marriage/auspicious occasion)

Formal Invitation for CBSE Class 12 Board Exam
Formal Invitation (Wedding Ceremony)

2. You are a student of Laxmi Public School, Model Town, Delhi. The School is holding its Annual Function at 5.30 p.m. on 24th Dec. 2019. The Education Minister has consented to be the Chief Guest. Design an invitation card to be sent to the parents and other invitees. (Word Limit 50).

Formal Invitation Draft for Class 12 Board Exam
School Annual Day Celebration

FORMAL REPLIES (ACCEPTANCE / REFUSAL)


Points to Remember

  • Acknowledge the invitation

  • Be brief and specific

  • Express thanks in third person

  • Not to be signed at the end

  • When accepting, confirm date and time

  • If declining, give reason, convey your best wishes

  • Give date and address at top left hand side

  • Use simple language • Word limit 50

Formal Acceptance


1. You are Mr. Ajay Gupta of 7 Park Avenue, Delhi. Draft a reply accepting an invitation to attend a house warming party hosted by your colleague.

Formal Invitation Reply Letter
Formal Invitation ( Acceptance Draft)


2. You are Dr. Shailesh Gupta, an eminent educationist. You have been invited to preside over on Inter Zonal Declamation competition by Neha the President of English Literary club of Government Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector-19, Chandigarh. Write a letter of acceptance of the invitation. (To Preside / Inaugurate / Judge Events etc.)

Formal Invitation Acceptance Draft
Formal Invitation (Reply Draft)

Formal Refusal

1. You are Mr. Ajay Gupta of 7 Park Avenue, Delhi. Draft a reply of refusal expressing inability to attend a house warming party hosted by your colleague.

Formal Invitation Refusal Draft
Formal Invitation Refusal Draft

2. You are Dr. Shailesh Gupta, an eminent educationist. You have been invited to preside over an Inter Zonal Declamation Competition by Neha, the President of English Literary Club of Government Model Sr. Sec. School Sector-19, Chandigarh. Write a letter for refusal of the invitation.

Formal Invitation Refusal Draft
Formal Invitation Refusal Draft

ASSIGNMENT

1. You are organising an Exhibition of Painting 'Nayika Series' on 30th July, 2020 at Azad Bhavan Art Gallery at 5:45 p.m. Draft an invitation card to invite the General Public. (Word Limit: 50 Words)


2. You are AV Raman of Mysore. Prepare a formal reply expressing inability to attend the marriage of a colleague owing to a prior engagement. (Word Limit: 50 Words)



INFORMAL INVITATION

  • Informal invitation follow the ordinary personal letters pattern.

  • These letters or invitations are written to relatives, friends and known persons.


Points to Remember

  • Use first person 'I', 'We' and 'You' and avoiding using 'he', 'she' and 'They'

  • Do not write subject and receiver's address.

  • Write in warm and personalized style with relaxed and informal tone.

  • Avoid writing unnecessary details.

  • Begin with 'Dear' _________ (Name)

  • Word limit 50







Q1. You are Anuj / Anuja Goel of 23, Yojna Vihar, Delhi Write a an invitation to invite all your friends for the party you are giving to celebrate your selection in B-Tech in DTU.


23, Yojna Vihar,

Delhi

10 Jan, 2019.

My dear Rahul,

I have immense pleasure in inviting you to post-selection party after my admission in DTU. Request you to visit my residence at 7.30 p.m. on 16 Jan, 2019 to join my family and friends in my euphoric moment.


Yours truly,

Anuj


INFORMAL ACCEPTANCE


You are Rahul and have been invited to the post selection party of your friend Anuj. Write a reply accepting the invitation you got.


7-C, Yojna Vihar,

Delhi

10 May, 2019


Dear Anuj,

Many thanks for inviting me to attend your post selection party which will be held on 16th May 2019 at your home. I shall be highly delighted to attend the same and will enjoy the party with great fun.

Yours truly

Rahul Gupta


INFORMAL REFUSAL


You are Rahul and you have been invited to the post selection party of your friend Anuj. Write a reply regretting your inability to attend the same.


7-C, Yojna Vihar,

Delhi

10 May, 2019

Dear Anuj,


Many thanks for inviting me to attend your post- selection party, but I am sorry to say that I shall not be able to attend the same as I shall be out of station next week. I shall miss this joyous occasion. I wish you all the best for the future. God Bless You.

Yours truly,

Rahul Gupta


Questions for Practice ( Acceptance)


1. You are Akash/Ashini. You have been invited to attend the wedding of your friend's sister.Respond to the invitation accepting it. (Home Work on July 2)


2. You are Varun/Veena of 23, Ramesh Nagar Delhi. Your friend Neeraj has invited you for a party to celebrate his good board result and admission to a prestigious college. Draft a reply accepting the invitation.


3. You are Shaan/Shruti of C-29, Pragati Apartment, Rohini Delhi. You have received an invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony of his newly opened Departmental Store. Write a reply accepting the invitation.


Questions for Practice ( Refusal)


1. Your friend is throwing a party to celebrate his success in board exams. Send a reply regretting your inability to attend the same due to a prior engagement.


2. Mr. and Mrs. Narang of 2, Newland Apartment, Rohini have decided to have a party on the occasion of sixteenth birthday of their daughter. You are unable to attend the function. Write a reply in about 50 words.


3. You are Shaan/Shruti of C-29, Pragati Vihar. You have received an invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony newly opened shop of your friend Karan. Write a reply of refusal, regretting you inability to attend the ceremony.


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