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Suggestions and Requests


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Presentation related to making suggestions, requests and offers in English. It also includes some rules to use play, go and to go.

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Suggestions and Requests

  1. 1. Let's do something Lesson 3
  2. 2. What do you like doing in your free time?
  3. 3. Speaking  Do you have enough free time?  What hobbies do you have?  If you had more free time, what would you do with it?  Do you find that your works or studies takes up your free time?  Are there any activities that you used to do but don't do any more? Why did you stop
  4. 4. Talking about activities  We use the verb play for team sports/musical instruments or games  Shall we play football?  He's playing the piano  We play videogames on Wednesdays  We use the verb go for activities you can do alone and that implies any movement  Let's go swimming  I go shopping on Saturdays  She often goes running
  5. 5. Talking about activities  We use the verb go to for places  Let's go to the cinema.  What time shall we go to the park?  We go to school by bus.
  6. 6. Making suggestions
  7. 7. What is a suggestion? an ​idea, ​plan, or ​action that is ​suggested or the ​act of ​suggesting it
  8. 8. How to do a suggestion? We can use let's, shall we, how about and what about to make suggestions for activities  Let's do something!  How about going somewhere today?
  9. 9. How to do a suggestion? We use let's and shall we with the infinite  Let's watch a movie tonight!  Shall we play a computer game?
  10. 10. How to do a suggestion? We use how about and what about with the –ing form.  How about watching a football match?  What about going to a restaurant?
  11. 11. How to do a suggestion? We can also use shall we in wh- questions  What time shall we meet?  What shall we watch?
  12. 12. Accepting and rejecting suggestions
  13. 13. We can use special phrases to accept a suggestions  That´s a great idea  That sounds great
  14. 14. We often give reason why we don´t want to do something  No, I don´t like baseball.  Sorry, I can´t. I have to study
  15. 15. Requests and Offers
  16. 16. What is the difference between an offer and a request?
  17. 17. OFFER  when you propose or offer something to someone REQUEST  when you ask for something to someone
  18. 18. Making requests
  19. 19. Verb Object Can you bring some drinks? Could you open the door? We can use Can you… and Could you... to ask for help • Can you help me? • Could you open the door for me?
  20. 20. Making offers
  21. 21. Verb Object Can I make some cake? Shall I open the window? We can use Can I… and Shall I... to offer to help someone • Can I help you? • Shall I open the door for you?
  22. 22. Imperatives
  23. 23. When do we use them?  We use the imperatives to tell someone to do something • Open the door • Give me that book.
  24. 24. When do we use them?  We use don´t + imperatives to tell someone not to do something • Don´t open the door • Don´t give me that book.
  25. 25. When do we use them?  We don´t use a subject in imperative sentences. • Shut the door. (NOT You shut the door)
  26. 26. When do we use them?  We usually use imperatives with close friends or family. We use please, can you…, or could you… to be more polite) • Please don´t eat that cake.