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Muhammad Fathur Rizqi Tita Cholifah Rahayu

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Informal Requests
Can and Will
Can/Will + V1

Use can and will for less formal requests. Example: Can you turn the stereo down?

Formal Requests
Could and Would
Could/Would + V1

Use could and would to make formal requests (ask someone to do something). Could and would soften requests and make them more polite.

Example: Would you please keep the noise down?

Requests with Please


Modal + V1 + please? Modal + please + V1

Use please to make a request more polite. Note the word order.

Example:
Could you leave the door open, please?

Could you please leave the door open?

Would you mind... ?


Would you mind + gerund Would you mind + If + S + V2

Use would you mind to make polite requests.


Example: Would you mind turning the stereo down? Would you mind if I borrowed your book?

Affirmative Answers to Requests


When we say yes to a request, we usually use

expressions such as: Sure Certainly Of course, and No problem.

Example: A : Would you help me read this? B : Of course, i will help you.

Negative Answers to Requests

When we cannot say yes to a request, we usually apologize and give an explanation.

Example: A : Can you help me with my homework?


B : Sorry, Im not very good at French.

When we answer this type of request with Not at all, it means that we will do what the person requests. Example: A : Would you mind looking over my assignment? B : Not at all.

Exercises
1.
a. b.

c.
d. e.

Would you mind ..... Here? I have a headache. Not to smoke Not smoke No smoking No smoke Not smoking

2. Would you mind not smoking here?


Were sorry. We talk more quietely b. Are you kidding? Im totally broke c. Im realy sorry, but Im bussy d. Oh Im sorry. I didnt realize this was the non-smoking section. e. OK, ill try it later.
a.

3. A: .... help me with my homework?

a.
b. c.

d.
e.

B: Sorry, Im not very good at French. Could you Would you Can you Cant you Would you mind

4. A : Could I use your cell phone, please?

a.
b. c. d. e.

B : Sorry, ..... You wouldnt You wont You couldnt You mustnt You cant

5. Mrs. Redding, ....... lend me two hundred dollars till next week, please?

a. Do you mind
b. Could you c. Would you mind

d. Cant you
e. Will you

6. a I apples could please of have kilo - ?

a. 4-2-7-1-8-6-3-5-9 b. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 c. 3-2-5-6-1-4-9-8-7 d. 4-2-7-1-8-5-3-6-9 e. 4-2-1-7-8-3-6-5-9

7. A : Could you pass me the water, please?

a.
b. c. d. e.

B : ..... Here you are Yes. Is it maths? Certainly. Granny Smiths or Golden Delicious? Of course. Who shall i say called? Whos calling, please?

8. ....... buying two loaves of bread on your way home?

a. Would you mind if I


b. Is it OK if I c. Would you mind

d. Will you
e. Could you

9. Please books open could - you - your - ? a. b. c. d. e.

1 2 4-6-1-3-5-2-7 4-5-1-3-6-2-7 4-5-2-3-1-6-7 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 5-4-3-2-1-6-7

10. .... used your cell phone? a.

b.
c. d. e.

Would you mind if I Could I Would you mind I wonder if I Should I

11. A : Could you please get me a cup of coffee?

a.
b. c. d. e.

B : ..... Of course. Ill get you a cup of coffee. No, i think you can get it by yourself. Im sorry. I have to go. Were sorry. We talk more quietely. OK, ill try it later.

12. Would you mind if I ...... your dictionary for an hour or so?

a. Borrowing
b. Borrow c. Borrowed

d. Would borrow
e. Will borrow

13. Would you mind if I ...... come to your party? a. Wouldnt b. Wont c. Havent d. Didnt e. Dont

14. A : ... (1) lend us his car tomorrow? a. b. c. d. e.

B : Yes, ..... (2) Can he ; he cant He can ; he can He cant ; he cant Cant he ; can hr Can he ; he can

15. A : ...... (1) carry all these books. Theyre too heavy. .... (2) help me? a. b. c. d. e.

B : I sure ..... (3) Can I ; Cant you ; Couldnt I can ; Can you ; Cant I cant ; Can you ; Can I cant ; You cant ; Can I cant ; Couldnt you ; Can