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Lesson three. Could you do me a favour?

Could you do me a favour?
√ Favors People dislike being asked.
√ Conversation. Would you mind...
√ Grammar. Request with modals, if-clauses, gerunds
√ Writing, e-mail request



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P.17, ex.8 A
J-Hello may I speak to Sophia please
A-I'm sorry . She's not in right now. Would you like to leave a message?
J-Yes, please. This is Jeff. Would you tell her that Tony is having a party on Saturday.
A- aha.
J-And would you ask her if she'd like to go with me?
A-All right Peter, I'll give he the message.
J-No, this is Jeff not Peter.
A-Oh, I'm sorry.
J-By the way, who's Peter?

B 1)Who's Peter?
    2) Is Sophia going to the party with Jeff?

S-Hi, I'm home.
A-Oh, Hi.
S-Did anyone call?
A-aha. Your old friend Peter called a few hours ago. He's going to be in town on Saturday and wants to get together with you Saturday night. He said to call him
S-Ah, super. I haven't seen Peter an almost a year. Any other called.
A-Ah, Yeah, Jeff called he wants to know if you wanna go to Tony's party with him
S- Ah, When's Tony's party?
A-On Saturday.
S- Perfect. That the same night I'm going to get together with Peter! So I have an excuse not to go, even if I weren't going out with Peter. I wouldn't go anywhere with Jeff. Oh he such a pain.
A-Oh, he didn't sound so bad. He sounded kinda sweet!
S-Yeah, Yeah.
A-I gues a yes.
S-It's just I don't wanna go out with him and he just doesn't seem to get the message. Eh, Do me a favour, Ami, if he calls again could you just tell’im I’m not home.
A-Ok.
 
 
1 Requests with modals, if clauses, and gerunds 
> Use the simple past form - not the gerund or simple present form - after if with Would you mind...? and Would it be all right... ?: Would you mind if I used your car? Would it be all right if I used your car? (not: Would you mind if I using your car? or Would it be all right if I me your car?)

Read the situations. Then complete the requests.
1. You want to borrow a friend's underwater camera for a diving trip.
A: I was wondering if I could borrow your underwater camera................
B: Sure. That's fine. Just please be careful with it.
2. You want to use your roommate's computer.
A: Is it OK ............................................................................................
B: You can use it, but please save my work first.
3. Your neighbor has a car. You need a ride to class.
A: Would you mind ............... ..............
B: I'd be glad to. What time should I pick you up?
4. You want your brother to help you move on Saturday.
A: Can you...... .........................................................................................
B: I'm sorry. I'm busy all weekend.
5. You would like a second piece of your aunt's cherry pie.
A: Would it be all right.......... .....................
B: Yes, of course! Just pass me your plate.
6. You want to borrow your cousin's red sweater.
A: Could you .............................................................. ........................
B: Sorry. I don't like it when other people wear my clothes.

2 Indirect requests
> In indirect requests with negative infinitives, not comes before - not between - the infinitive: Could you tell Allie not to be late? (not: Could you tell Allie to not be late?)
 
Complete the indirect requests. Ask someone to deliver the messages to Susie.
1. Are you busy this weekend? Could you ask Susie if she’s busy this, weekend?
2. Do you want to hang out with me? -> Can...................................................
3. Email me. -> Can ..........................................................................................
4. Do you know my address?-> Can .................................................................
5. Don't forget to write. -> Could........................................................................
6. What are you doing Saturday? Can ...............................................................
7. Do you have plans on Sunday? Could.............................................................







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Unit3
1 Requests with modals, if clauses, and gerunds
Answer may vary. Some possible answers:
2. A: Is it all right if I use your computer?
B: You can use it, but please save my work first.
3. A: Would you mind giving me a ride to class?
B: I'd be glad to. What time?
4. A: Can you help me move on Saturday?
B: I'm sorry. I'm busy all weekend.
5. A: Would it be all right if I had another piece of pie? B: Yes, of course! Just pass me your plate.
6. A: Could you lend me your red sweater?
B: Sorry. I don't like it when other people wear my clothes.

 

2 Indirect requests
2. Can you ask Susie if she wants to hang out with me?
3. Can you tell Susie to email me?
4. Can you ask Susie if she knows my address?
5. Could you tell Susie not to forget to write?
6. Can you ask Susie what she's doing on Saturday?
7. Could you ask Susie if she has any plans on Sunday?