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Welcome to the polite requests category. There are currently 26 worksheets in this section to help you turn your students into very polite individuals. The variety of activities available means that there is something suitable for every age and ability level. Here is a basic polite requests worksheet for elementary and pre-intermediate students. It includes two primary activities that students complete in pairs as well as all the teachers’ notes. This also has a good combination of writing and speaking activities. If you would like your students to focus on specific expressions, you can simply alter the worksheet to suit your needs better.
Teaching your students polite request is important as ESL learners will come across as being rude if they are not taught how to phrase questions appropriately. On the one hand simply being able to communicate their thoughts and needs in another language is a great accomplishment. One school of thought is that if learners can make themselves understood, they have succeeded. While this is true to some extent, as students progress though their English studies, they will learn more and more about what is appropriate in different situations and learning the importance of polite requests is a key step. This skill will improve their relationships with the people they communicate in English with. The people ESL learners interact with will be more receptive and agreeable if students are polite during their interactions.

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Requests in Class

Requests in Class

This is a Power Point Presentation of the most common requests  in class.E.g. May I go to the bathroom? May I come in? May I drink some water? Can you lend me...?) You can print them and have ...
6 Views 8,287 Beg
Manners and Being Polite in the Classroom

Manners and Being Polite in the Classroom

Pia Pedreros
•, Polite Requests
Vocabulary included: sit down, (don't) stand up, clean up, don't run, don't shout, walk, please, thank you. - Fill in the blanks using polite requests.  Use please and thank you in ...
2 Views 10,704 BegElem
Communication Dialogs

Communication Dialogs

There are 7 dialogs which you can use in class. You can have your students memorize them so they can learn which expressions are used while buying food, ordering breakfast, seeing a doctor, bookin ...
8 Views 18,342 All
Elementary Colour Pencils Lesson Activity

Elementary Colour Pencils Lesson Activity

• » Polite Requests
This is a simple lesson activity for elementary students. It consists of simply giving out a coloring-in picture to the ss, and some color pencils. They swap the pencils with each other using some ...
5 Views 3,311 Elem
Customer Service (Softening the Language)

Customer Service (Softening the Language)

This worksheet goes over phrases that can be said in customer service jobs. Some of the topics are: Introducing yourself/answering the phone, connecting someone, putting someone on hold, describin ...
5 Views 9,366 IntAdv
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Movie Worksheet: At the Clothing Store

Movie Worksheet: At the Clothing Store

In this page, there are 2 copies of the same worksheet. I will use the worksheet as a part of a lesson on clothing and ways to buy clothes. My students will be able to see expressions at the cloth ...
7 Views 8,150 Beg
Useful Sentences

Useful Sentences

This worksheet helps you to teach some useful sentecences to new student (basic ESL students).You can use this to introduce some sentences that students will always use during the class. Here you ...
13 Views 15,702 BegElem
Hospitality English Worksheet 1

Hospitality English Worksheet 1

I had to train Hospitality English to a mixed group of about 10 students, some high level English, some very low and a few in the middle. To keep them  all challenged and engaged, I gave them ...
6 Views 8,593 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: Cats in the Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe

Song Worksheet: Cats in the Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe

A very nice song with interesting and true lyrics. It's a song about a father and son relationship. The father would like to spend time with his son but he is often too busy and before he realizes ...
4 Views 7,655 Pre-IntInt
What Would You Like to Order?

What Would You Like to Order?

Variety of items to choose from the menu created for improvement of students' speaking skills. Excellent to practice modals and food while role playing the restaurant scene. One student ...
20 Views 24,378 BegElemPre-Int
An American Snack Time

An American Snack Time

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Enjoy a snack with your little students. They will discover a taste of America! They will learn a few words about food ( apple juice, peanut butter, sandwich...) and about good behavior ( please, ...
4 Views 6,666 BegElem
Practical Expressions

Practical Expressions

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A good and extensive list of practical expressions, using three uses (informal, less formal and formal). Easy to put in use, as long as the majority of the expressions is for classroom use. It hel ...
33 Views 23,842 All
The Polite Robber - Reported Speech

The Polite Robber - Reported Speech

Reported speech powerpoint activity that I created for a class / group activity. It is based on a real life, true crime carried out by a very polite man who robs a petrol station. Each slide shows ...
75 Views 64,814 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Song Worksheet: Clouds Across the Moon by Rah Band

Song Worksheet: Clouds Across the Moon by Rah Band

Nice activity on the song "Clouds across the Moon" by Rah Band. This is a good exercise to revise word order in questions. For more advanced students, they can also provide the other side of the ...
5 Views 5,753 Elem
Movie Worksheet: Hoi Polloi - The 3 Stooges

Movie Worksheet: Hoi Polloi - The 3 Stooges

This is a set of activities based on an episode by the 3 stooges. You can work on good and bad manners, how to be polite and different social classes and how different or similar they are. Apart f ...
8 Views 4,216 Pre-IntIntAdv
Idioms About Polite Behaviour

Idioms About Polite Behaviour

•, Polite Requests
Four common idioms in English to do with politeness: the done thing- mind your p's and q's- excuse my French - bow and scrape. They are explained and there is space to practise their usage. This ...
9 Views 12,131 Int
Let's Eat Out

Let's Eat Out

A colourful PowerPoint presentation that illustrates dishes that commonly appear on English menus, followed by dialogues between customers and waiter. After this we have a section on problems/comp ...
36 Views 15,511 All
Quick Reference Guide to Help Beginners Use English

Quick Reference Guide to Help Beginners Use English

Quick reference guide to help beginners use English to help themselves. This is to educate students to use command sentences/words to avoid translations. Includes: How do you say....? Can you repe ...
25 Views 13,579 BegElemPre-Int
Borrow vs. Lend: Polite Requests Worksheet

Borrow vs. Lend: Polite Requests Worksheet

•, Polite Requests
This is a lesson about using polite requests in everyday situations. It starts with the teacher walking aroud the class and asking students to lend her their belongings such as pens, pencils ...
14 Views 21,010 ElemPre-Int
Could I Borrow...? Polite Requests Elementary Card Game

Could I Borrow...? Polite Requests Elementary Card Game

• » Polite Requests
This is a great little activity to practice polite requests starting with 'Could I borrow...?' with beginner level students. There are 24 cards with item, and students play a card game with them. ...
26 Views 23,132 BegElemPre-Int
Test Your Students: Wishes, Regrets, Ways of persuasion

Test Your Students: Wishes, Regrets, Ways of persuasion

•, Polite Requests
Two exercises; the first one is a transformation of sentences using the word given; the second exercise is to choose the correct answer; the aim is to practise wishes, regrets, ways of persuasion ...
29 Views 19,585 Adv
Polite requests roleplay

Polite requests roleplay

A gapfill of a roleplay involving phrasal verbs and polite requests.
38 Views 52,674 Int
Polite requests Printable Worksheet

Polite requests Printable Worksheet

•Polite Requests,
An activity aimed at polite requests and how to respond to them.
44 Views 64,318 Elem
Hotel English: Making a Hotel Reservation

Hotel English: Making a Hotel Reservation

•Polite Requests, ,
Making a hotel reservation: conversation activity (role-play). A gapped dialogue at the hotel front desk, where Ss need to use specific phrases.
53 Views 50,591 Pre-Int
Functions in english

Functions in english

•, Polite Requests
This handout contains different expressions for different functions, such as apology, givind advice, etc. It is really useful for speaking practice.
21 Views 9,418 Adv

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