2Requests Would you please write clearly? Could you work with a partner on Exercise 4?
3More Requests NO!! Would you accept my homework late? My dog ate it. I’m sorry,I can’t. I don’t accept late homework.
4And More RequestsWould you mind looking over my assignment? I’m not sure it’s right.And, could I leave class ten minutes early today?
5And Even More Requests! Can I borrow your eraser for a moment? Sure. Will you let me copy your homework?NO!!!
6Could you work on Exercise 4? Formal RequestsUse could and would to make formal requests (ask someone to do something). Could and would soften requests and make them more polite.base formCould you work on Exercise 4?
7Can I borrow your eraser? Informal RequestsUse can and will for less formal requests.Can I borrow your eraser?base formSure.
8Would you please open your books? Would you open your books, please? Requests with PleaseUse please to make a request more polite. Note the word order.Would you please open your books?Would you open your books, please?
9Change the statements into polite requests using would or could Change the statements into polite requests using would or could. Add please.Practice 1Example:Open your books.Would/Could you please open your books?1. Would/Could you please turn to page twelve?1. Turn to page twelve.2. Would/Could you please repeat what you said?2. Repeat what you said.3. Would/Could you please take out your notebooks?3. Take out your notebooks.4. Would/Could you please pronounce this word ?4. Pronounce this word.5. Would/Could you please write down the answers?5. Write down the answers.6. Would/Could you please tell me what grade I got?6. Tell me what grade I got.
10Affirmative 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 help me read this?Of course I will help you.
11Negative Answers to Requests When we cannot say yes to a request, we usually apologize and give an explanation.Would you accept my homework late?NO!!WhatshethinksI’m sorry, I can’t. I don’t accept late homework.Whatshesays
12Practice 2Imagine you are in these situations. 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.
13Would you mind opening the door for me? Use would you mind + gerund to make polite requests.Would you mind opening the door for me?Gerund =base form + -ing
14Would you mind looking over my assignment? Be Careful!When we answer this type of request with Not at all, it means that we will do what the person requests.I don’t mind at all!Would you mind looking over my assignment?Not at all!OK. I’ll do it!