Slide 2: When asking a favor, an introductory polite expression is often used such as,
Excuse me,….. Or Pardon me,….., or I beg your pardon, and Please,….. Usually, after asking for favors or requesting something, its good to say, Thank you.
Expressions for asking favors : Expressions for asking favors Common openers for making requests are,
Can/Could you help me, please?
Will you help me, please?
Would you help me, please?
Would you mind helping me,please?
Common responses to requests : Common responses to requests Sure.
It would be my pleasure.
I’ll do what I can.
No, I don’t mind.
Sure, I’d be glad to.
Of course I can
Sorry, I can’t.
Some examples : Some examples Can you open the door for me, please?
Will you hand me a pencil, please?
Would you turn on the air conditioner, please?
Could you help me with these boxes, please?
Would you please turn down the music?
Could you possibly give me a ride home, please?
Would you mind taking a picture for us, please?
Would you be so kind as to len me your cell phone, please?
Answers : Answers EX 1
1,b 2,a 3,a 4,b 5,a 6, b
1, c 2,e,b 3,d 4,b 5,a
Answers : Answers Can/Could you iron my trousers, please?
Can/Could you carry my suitcase, please?
Can/Could I have a coffee, please?
Can/Could I use your computer, please?
Can/Could I take a photo of the house, please? Can /Could you take a photo of the house, please?
Can/Could you wash the dishes, please?
Can/Could I ask a question, please?
Can/Could I speak to Mr. Brown, please?