Requests Would you please write clearly? Could you work with a partner on Exercise 4?
More Requests NO!! Would you accept my homework late? MyI’m sorry, dog ate it. I can’t. I don’taccept latehomework .
And More RequestsWould you mindlooking over myassignment? I’m not sure it’s right. And, could I leave class ten minutes early today?
And Even More Requests! Can I borrow your eraser for a moment? Sure.Will you let me copy your homework? NO!!!
Formal Requests Use could and would to make formal requests (ask someone to do something). Could and would soften requests and make them more polite. base formCould you workon Exercise 4?
Informal Requests Use can and will for less formal requests.Can I borrow base form Sure.your eraser?
Requests with Please Use please to make a request more polite. Note the word order.Would you please open Would you open your your books? books, please? please
Change the statements into politePractice 1 requests using would or could. Add please. Example: Open your books. Would/Could you please open your books? 1. Turn to page twelve. Would/Could you please turn to page twelve? Would/Could you please repeat what you said? 2. Repeat what you said. 3. Take out your notebooks. take out your notebooks? Would/Could you please 4. Pronounce this word. Would/Could you please pronounce this word ? 5. Write down the answers. write down the answers? Would/Could you please 6. Tell me what gradeplease tell me what grade I got? Would/Could you I got.
Affirmative Answers to Requests When we say yes to a request, we usually use expressions such as sure, certainly, of course, and no problem. Would you Of course I help me will help read this? you.
Negative Answers to Requests When we cannot say yes to a request, we usually apologize and give an explanation. Would you What accept my NO!! she thinks homework late? I’m sorry, I can’t. I can’t What she don’t says accept late homework.
Imagine you are in these situations.Practice 2 Make polite requests with Would you mind. Then think of possible replies. Example: You are talking to your English teacher. A: Would you mind explaining a grammar rule to me? B: Not at all. How can I help you? 1. You are talking to your boss. 2. You want your co-worker to help you. 3. You want your children to clean up their rooms. 4. You want your wife/ husband to help you cook dinner.
Would you mind …? Use would you mind + gerund to make polite requests. Would you Gerund =mind opening base formthe door for me? + -ing
Be Careful!When we answer this type of request with Not at all,it means that we will do what the person requests. Would you mind I don’t mind at looking over my all! assignment? Not at all! OK. I’ll do it!