Speaking Situations: Asking For Favors
Practice asking your classmates to do favors for you.
See the sample phrases below.
Getting someone’s attention
Sorry to bother you, but . . .
Asking the favor (from least formal to most polite):
Can you open the door for me?
Will you hand me a pencil?
Would you turn on the air conditioner?
Could you help me with these boxes?
Would you please turn down the music?
Could you possibly give me a ride home?
Would you mind taking a picture for us?
Would you be so kind as to lend me your cell phone?
Thanks for your help
Thank you so much.
Thanks, I really appreciate it.
Sample conversation :
Excuse me, could you do me a favor?
Sure, what is it?
Could you help me move these chairs?
No problem. / I’d be glad to.
Thanks a lot.