Polite requests & Permission Modals

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Polite requests & Permission Modals

  1. 1. Polite requests &permission
  2. 2. A rude studentStudent: Hey, you!Teacher: Oh…hi. What’s the matter?Student: I didn’t finish my assignment. I wannahand in my assignment tomorrow.Teacher: Could you tell me why?Student: I went to Wonderland on Saturday,and I was too tired on Sunday.Teacher: Sorry, that’s not a good excuse. I’llhave to give you a zero.
  3. 3. A polite studentStudent: Hello, Professor Eich, I waswondering if I could have an extensionfor my assignment.Teacher: Could you tell me why?Student: I was doing a lot of researchfor the assignment, but I wasn’t ableto finish writing it. Can I hand it intomorrow?Teacher: That’s okay. I look forward toreading it.
  4. 4. Asking for permission 1. I want to hand in my assignment late. 2. Can I hand in my assignment late? 3. Could I hand in my assignment late? 4. Do you mind if I hand in my assignment late? 5. I was wondering if I could hand inMore polite my assignment late?
  5. 5. Requests 1. Pass me the salt! 2. Will you pass me the salt? 3. Can you pass me the salt? 4. Would you pass me the salt? 5. Could you pass me the salt? 6. Do you mind (gerund) passing the salt? 7. I was wondering if you could pass me the salt.More polite
  6. 6. The End

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