I found this to be very useful for elementary listeners. While I was reading the specific book above, I thought, “hmmmm maybe I should make this a recording?” So, I did!
When we decline an invitation, we might give a reason (or an excuse).
We can use because before a reason, or we can state the reason in a new sentence.
Do you want to see a movie tonight? Sorry, I can’t. I need to study.
^Decline^ —-> ^Reason^
Listen to the excerpts from three of the calls. Why don’t the friends accept the invitation? I want you to write the reasons on a sheet of paper, type them on my blog, or on my FB page @ Arsenio’s TOEIC-TOEFL-IELTS
There are three recordings.