Request TASK

Request TASK

1. Watch the two videos below
2. Make a list of the different request question forms such as ‘could you possibly …? in the table below.
3. collect positive and negative answers, too
4. Put these in the table too.

MAKING REQUESTS ACCEPTING REQUESTS

YES

DECLINING REQUESTS

NO

Could you …? Yes, that’s not a problem at all.  I am sorry that’s not possible.

 

5. In the schedule below, write five tasks you plan t do and need help with eg. wash the car. Now, make requests and find classmates who are free to hep you with your fie tasks. Fill in the rest of the schedule with tasks that your classmates have asked you for help with.

See examples below

DIARY

MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
MONDAY
TUESDAY cooking lunch for family
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

Example 1
Could you help me wash the car on Tuesday afternoon?
Of course. What time?
How about  2pm on Tuesday?
Sure, I will go to your house and I’ll help you.
It is great. Thank you.

Example 2
Could you help me wash the car on Tuesday afternoon?
I am sorry, I can’t.I am busy. I am cooking lunch for the family.
Could you possibly help me another day?
Sure. Is Wednesday good for you? /How about Wednesday?
Yes, it works. What time?
At 6pm?
Sure. I will go and pick you up at 6pm.
or
Where shall we meet?
Let’s meet at my house.

VOCABULARY:
Wash the car
Cook dinner
Repair a broken glass
Finish homework
Learn new words
Find a good restaurant

 

 

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KEY

MAKING REQUESTS ACCEPTING REQUESTS

YES

DECLINING REQUESTS

NO

I was wondering if you could …  Yes, of course I am afraid not.
Would you be able to …. By any means. I’d rather not.
Could you possibly help … Sure. It is a bit inconvenient.
Would you mind +Ving …  Certainly. I am sorry, I can’t.
Could I … ?
Can you …?

 

 

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