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  1. 1. CAN YOU DO ME A FAVOUR? Lesson 6b
  2. 2. VOCABULARY arrange appointment borrow/lend
  3. 3. SPEAKING ACTIVITY In teams, disscuss the following questions. Do you like doing favours? Why? Have you ever asked any favour? What is the strangest favour someone has asked you?
  4. 4. REQUESTS can/could/may/will/would
  5. 5. WHAT IS A REQUEST? the act of asking for something to be given or done, e specially as a favour or courtesy; solicitation or petition:
  6. 6. THE VERBS CAN/COULD/MAY/WILL/WOULD •Are followed by the base form of the verb •Are the same in all persons in singular and plural •Do not form the question and negative forms with do
  7. 7. POLITE REQUESTS AND FAVOURS To make polite requests and ask for a favour we use •Can I/you …? •Could I/you…? •May I/you …? •Will I/you…? •Would I/you …?
  8. 8. Could and Would are more polite than will and can. •May I open the window? •Can/Will/Would you help me with the homework?
  9. 9. HAVE TO
  10. 10. HAVE TO We use have to to express obligation in the present and in the future
  11. 11. FORMATION AFFIRMATIVE I/We/You/They have to study. He/She/It has to study.
  12. 12. EXAMPLES •Can you lend me your mobile phone, plese? I´m sorry! I have to do an urgnet call. •Would you like to go to the cinema with me today? Oh, I´m sorry! I have an appointment at the dentist.