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Requests

Would you please


write clearly?

Could you work with a


partner on Exercise
4?
More Requests

NO!!
Would you
accept my
homework
late? My
I’m sorry, dog ate it.
I can’t. I
don’t
accept late
homework
.
And More Requests

Would you mind


looking over my
assignment? I’m
not sure it’s right.

And, could I
leave class
ten minutes
early today?
Formal Requests
Use could and would to make formal requests
(ask someone to do something). Could and would
soften requests and make them more polite.

base form

Could you work


on Exercise 4?
Change the statements into polite
Practice 1 requests using would or could.
Add please.

Example: Open your books.

Would/Could you please open your books?

1. Turn
Would/Could
to page twelve.
you please turn to page twelve?

2. Repeat
Would/Could yousaid.
what you please repeat what you said?

3. Take
Would/Could you please take out your notebooks?
out your notebooks.

4. Would/Could
Pronounce thisyou
word.
please pronounce this word ?

Write down theyou


5. Would/Could answers.
please write down the answers?

6. Tell
Would/Could
me what grade
you please
I got. tell me what grade I got?
Affirmative Answers to Requests
When we say yes to a request, we usually use
expressions such as sure, certainly, of course, and no
problem.

Would you Of course I


help me will help
read this? you.
Negative Answers to Requests
When we cannot say yes to a request, we usually
apologize and give an explanation.

Would you What


accept my
NO!! she
thinks
homework
late?
I’m sorry, I
can’t. I What
she
don’t says
accept late
homework.
Imagine you are in these situations.
Practice 2 Make polite requests with Would you
mind. Then think of possible replies.

Example: You are talking to your English teacher.


A: Would you mind explaining a grammar rule to me?
B: Not at all. How can I help you?

1. You are talking to your boss.

2. You want your co-worker to help you.

3. You want your children to clean up their rooms.

4. You want your wife/ husband to help you cook dinner.


Would you mind …?

Use would you mind + gerund to make polite


requests.

Would you Gerund =


mind opening base form
the door for me? + -ing
Would you mind …?

Use would you mind + if I (is followed by


simple past)to make polite requests.

Would you If I (past


mind if i tense)
closed the
window?
Typical respones

Agree deny
-No, not at all -Yes ,, of course
-No , that would -Yes I do....
be fine
-No, I’d be happy
to.
-No, I’d be glad
to.
Be Careful!

When we answer this type of request with Not at all,


it means that we will do what the person requests.

Would you mind looking I don’t


over my assignment? mind at
all!

Not at all!

OK.
I’ll do
it!
Let’s
practi
ce
JHENY : Are you going to the post
office ?

BILLY : Yes

JHENY Mailing
: Would you mind (mail)______
this letter for me ?

BILLY : Not at all


Mike : It’s getting hot here. Would

If I opened
you mind (open)________________ window?

Ms. gray : No
Jack : are you coming with us?

Sally : I know I promised to go with

you, but i am not feeling very well. Would

If I stayed__ home ?
you mind (stay) ___________

Jack : of course not.


Ms. gray : This is probably none of my

business, but would you mind (ask)


If I asked
_____________ you a personal question?

Mr. Penn : It depends


Ms. gray : This is probably none of my

business, but would you mind (ask)


If I asked
_____________ you a personal question?

Mr. Penn : It depends


Sally : Excuse me. Would you mind
speaking
(speak) _____________ a little more

Slowly? I didn’t catch what you said.

Mr. Penn : oh. Ofcourse. I’m sorry


Jack : I don’t like this TV program.
If i changed
Would you mind (change) _____________

the channel?

Billy : No.
Compound noun

Noun +noun combinations that have special


meaning

bookstore Book Store

Bedroom Bed Room