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How to Make Polite Requests in English Language

Polite Request
How to Make Polite Requests in English Language
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How to Make Polite Requests in English Language

  1. 1. " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 1
  2. 2. " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 2
  3. 3. " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 3
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  11. 11. We make requests using “Can” and “Could”. We use could to make more polite requests. We often use could to make requests to people who are elder to us or senior to us in position. We also use could to make requests to people who are not familiar with. We make requests with could like this:  Could +subject+main verb in the infinitive form without to  Could you tell me after an hour? Could me show your Id Card?  We use can to ask for permission to do something. To make a request to someone, say:  Can you+verb+---(add please at the end if you like)    11
  12. 12. 12 Could I leave early today? Could you hurry it up, please? Could I ask to give one more week to do this assignment? Could I see your ticket? Could I ask you the time please? Could you get up? Perhaps you are sitting on my mobile? Could you move a little aside?
  13. 13. 13 Could you turn down the volume, please? Could you allow us to pass? Could you tell me how much it costs? Could you say that again please? I did not understand that. Could you fix us two packets of milk Rajeev? Could you speak more slowly, please? Could you tell me how to pronounce “ teacher”?
  14. 14. 14 Could you give me one more chance? Could you book a Uber taxi , please? Could you collect my electricity bill? I have forgotten my notebook. Could I buy a new notebook? If you could wait here for a minute----------------- Could anyone help me find my notebook, please? Could I ask you a very personal question? Could you show me your proof of ration card-------- If you could sit there----------------- If you could help me with the booking of a room. If you could spell your surname, I will enter it into our system.
  15. 15. 15 Can you turn off/on the fan/light? Can you buy a pen for me? Can you pass my bag? Can you give me your notebook? Can you turn up the volume of the CD Player? Can you repeat ma’am , please? Can you open the door for me? Can you buy me a bicycle? Can I go to the washroom? Can I sleep in your bedroom tonight? Can I go to bed now? Can I sit in the front row ma’am? Can I go outside to wash my hand? Can I use your laptop? Can I wear my new dress tonight? Can you spell the word?
  16. 16. 16 Would you mind open the window? Would you mind lending me 100 Rs? Would you bring your Grammar book ? Would you like to join in my marriage anniversary party at Taj Hotel?
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  19. 19. 19 How may I help you? Would you mind helping me with this project? Would you mind if I leave my bike here— Would you like me to look at your homework? Would you mind spelling your name please? If you would wait, I will join you in 5 minutes If you would follow me, I will take you to chairperson office If you would shift a little bit, I would be able to keep my luggage---- If you would come home with me, I will give you the notes If you would ask Sheela, she will give you 100 rupee. Sir, if you would take a seat, the principal will be with you very soon? Sir, if you would just --------------------- Sir, if you would give me next day off-------------- If you could wait, I will send them shortly If you could give me your personal email ID?
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  23. 23.  Match the sentences (a-h) with the correct reactions (1-8). " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 23 a. Can I have a glass of water? 1. Yes of course. What about? b. Is it OK if I make a phone call? 2. Oh, sorry, I said we only have $50 tickets left. c. Could you say that again, please? 3. Well, all right. If it’s a local call. d. Can I speak to you for a moment? 4. Oh sure. The remote’s on the table. e. Do you mind if I look at your CDs ? . 5. Well, not really. Why can’t you come? f. Is it OK if I miss the English lesson tomorrow? 6. Of course, there’s a bottle in the fridge. g. Could you move over, please? . 7. You can borrow some if you want. h. Do you mind if I turn the TV up? 8. Yes, sorry. I didn’t realise you wanted to sit down Source:- Source:-
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  26. 26.   ml     Cambridge Grammar of English  How to Write Correct English    through-good-manners-at-school-level    26" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  27. 27. Rajeev Ranjan Principal B.Ed(English), PGDTE & Psy. Counselor English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad Email .Id : Website: 27" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan