Nov 11, 2016

UNIT 36 • Can / Could / Would you ...? etc.

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  • Read the situations and write questions beginning ‘Can …?’ or ‘Could …?’.
    • You’re carrying a lot of things. You can’t open the door yourself. There’s a man standing near the door.
      You say to him:
      Could (could)

      • You phone Ann but somebody else answers. Ann isn’t there. You want to leave a message for her.
        You say:
        (can)

        • You are a tourist. You want to go to the station but you don’t know where it is. You ask at your hotel.
          You say:
          (could / get)

          • You are in a clothes shop. You see some trousers you like and you want to try them on.
            You say to the shop assistant:
            (could)

            • You have a car. You have to go to the same place as John, who hasn’t got a car. You want to give him a lift.
              You say to John:

            • Read the situations and write questions beginning ‘Do you think …?’.
              • You want to borrow your friend’s camera.
                What do you say to him?
                Do you think

                • You are at a friend’s house and you want to use her phone.
                  What do you say?

                  • You’ve written a letter in English. Before you send it, you want an English friend to check it.
                    What do you ask him?

                    • You want to leave work early because you have some things to do.
                      What do you ask your boss?

                      • The woman in the next room is playing music. It’s very loud. You want her to turn it down.
                        What do you say to her?

                        • You are phoning the owner of a flat which was advertised in a newspaper. You are interested in the flat and you want to come and see it today.
                          What do you say to the owner?

                        • What would you say in these situations?
                          • John has come to see you in your flat. You offer him something to eat.
                            YOU:       (would)
                            JOHN:       No, thank you. I’m not hungry.

                            • You need help to change the film in your camera. You ask Ann.
                              YOU:       Ann, I don’t know how to change the film. (could)
                              ANN:       Sure. It’s easy. All you have to do is this.

                              • You’re on a train. The woman next to you has finished reading her newspaper. Now you want to have a look at it. You ask her.
                                YOU:       Excuse me, (may)
                                WOMAN:       Yes, of course. I’ve finished with it.

                                • You’re on a bus. You have a seat but an elderly man is standing. You offer him your seat.
                                  YOU:      
                                  MAN:       Oh, that’s very kind of you. Thank you very much.

                                  • You’re the passenger in a car. Your friend is driving very fast. You ask her to slow down.
                                    YOU:       You’re making me very nervous. (do / could)
                                    DRIVER:       Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t realise I was going so fast.

                                    • You’ve finished your meal in a restaurant and now you want the bill. You ask the waiter:
                                      YOU:       May I we have the bill, please? (may / have)
                                      WAITER:       Right. I’ll get it for you now.

                                      • A friend of yours is interested in one of your books. You invite him to borrow it.
                                        FRIEND:       This book looks very interesting.
                                        YOU:       Yes, it’s very good. (would)

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