Welcome to the polite requests category. There are currently
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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In this quick exercise, learners will complete the gaps of a phone conversation to book a doctor's appointment with the phrases "I would like to book", "I can't make it", "That works for me", "Ca ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Elem Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
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 ...
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 ...
Beg Elem Pre-Int
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv Exam
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 ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Beg Elem Pre-Int
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 ...
This is a great little activity to practice polite requests starting with 'Could I borrow...?' with beginner level students.
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Beg Elem Pre-Int
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 ...
A gapfill of a roleplay involving phrasal verbs and polite requests.
An activity aimed at polite requests and how to respond to them.
Making a hotel reservation: conversation activity (role-play). A gapped dialogue at the hotel front desk, where Ss need to use specific phrases.
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