About Asking and Giving
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1. Asking and giving for help
Asking for help Giving for help
Can you help me please? * Can I help you, please?
Can you bring my book, please? * May I help you?
Could you bring my book, please? * What can I do for you?
Would you bring my book, please?
Will you bring my book, please?
If you agree to help If you agree
Yes, of course * Yes, of course
Certainly * Sure
Sure * Certainly
Ok * With pleasure
All right * I’d love to…
If you don’t agree refuse to help If you don’t agree
I’m sorry I can’t because… * No, thanks.
2. Asking and giving for things
Asking for things
Would you mind to borrow me your pen, please?
May I borrow your pen, please?
May I have your pen, please?
Can you lend me your book, please?
Would you give me your food, please?
If you agree to give the things If you don’t agree
Yes, of course * I’m sorry I can’t because.
Sure * I’ve only one pen
Certainly Here you are
All right Here it is
I’d love to…
3. Asking and giving for factual information
Question Words : what, when, where, whom, whose, which, what time, how, how many, how much, how long, how old, how far, who, why, how tall, how high, how large, etc.
What do you need?
When do you arrive here?
Where do you live?
Whom are you calling?
How many bars of salt does Dian buy?
Whose book is this, is it yours?
Which one do you want?
What time do you go to school?
How do you spell CAT?
How much are the things?
4. Asking and giving for opinion
Asking for opinions
What do you think of this dress?
What do you think about this test?
What is your opinion about my home?
What do you think about my new shoes?
What about you?
Giving for opinions
I think she’s good and diligent
Yeah, it’s a good idea
According to me, he is….
In my mind…
In my opinion…
In my view…
5. Stating like and dislike.
What food do you like?
What is your favorite food?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Which one do you like reading or painting?
What kind of food do you like?
I like. .. * I don’t like…
I love… * I’m not fond of…
I really enjoy… * I can’t stand…
I’m really fond of… * I am not interested in…
I’m keen on…
I prefer reading to painting
I’m crazy about…
6. Asking for clarification
We use this expression if we don’t understand or can’t listen well what the Speaker says.
Below are useful expressions when asking for clarification:
I’m sorry. I think I lost you. Can you say it again?
Could you please explain that to me again?
Could you please repeat?
Could you say that again, please?
What did you say?
Turn left, am I correct?
Did you say “Second Street”?
Below are common expressions used to ask for directions:
Do you know how to get to the airport?
Do you know where the airport is?
How do I get to the airport?
How far is the airport from here?
Can you tell me where the airport is?
Could you please tell me how to get to the airport?
Is this way to the airport?
Where is the airport?
What’s the best way to the airport?
Before you start asking for directions, it is polite to use the following expressions:
Sorry to bother you
Do you have a minute to help me?
Below are common expressions used to give directions:
Take a left on First Street
Go pass the post office
Head toward the bridge
Cross the road.
Below are common prepositions used to give directions.
In front of
On the corner of
The New Student
Dian is the new student in Tania’s class. She is from Lampung. And then, she introduces her self.
Miss Lisa : Good morning, students.
Students : Good morning, Miss.
Miss Lisa : We have a new student. Her name is Dian Erma. She is from Lampung. Ok Dian, please introduce yourself.
Dian : Yes Miss. Good morning friends. How do you do
Students : How do you do.
Dian : I’m Dian Erma Ware Tidolf Sihite. I’m from Lampung. You can call me Dian. I was born in Medan, December 17th, 1996. Nice to meet you. Any question?
Tania : I’m Tania. Could you tell me where your house is?
Dian : Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot to say it to you. I live at Sultan Syarief Qasim Gang Papaya, number 5.
Tania : Oh, I’m sorry. I don’t know where it is. How do I get to your house? Maybe I can play to your house.
Dian : Yes, from here, you go along Street Ki Hadjar Dewantara, and then you’ll find cross road. And then, you turn right. Go ahead, you’ll find Papaya narrow street and you turn right, go ahead and you will find a house has a blue fence. That’s my house.
Tania : Ok, thanks.
Dian : Not at all.
Miss Lisa : Ok Dian, you can sit beside Tania.
In the rest, Tania and Dian speak about Riau and Lampung.
Tania : What are there in Lampung?
Dian : There are Sumatera Elephants in Lampung. Sumatera Elephants are very famous in Lampung. How about Riau?
Tania : Oh, great. There is a museum in Riau.
Dian : How about Perawang?
Tania : There is a mall here. The name of the mall is Ramayana.
Dian : Wow, Do you know how to get there?
Tania : Sure. Go ahead, pass the cross road, go along street Sultan Muhammad Ali until you get the second cross road. And then turn right and go straight. Finally you’ll find Ramayana on the left side of the street in front of Serba Enam Ribu.
Dian : I am sorry, I lost you, could you please say that again? I will find Ramayana in the right side. Is it true?
Tania : No! You will find Ramayana in the left side in front of Serba Enam Ribu.
Dian : Ok, thank you.
Tania : Not at all.
Dian : Tania, the time is up and we must continue our lesson.
Tania : Ok.