English at Work 5 - Polite requests

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More on making polite requests. [BBC Learning English]

a cat feeding

This is more advanced work on grammar points

Catherine and Neil are neighbours. In this clip, Catherine checks that Neil isn’t busy and then she asks a favour. She’s going on holiday and she wants Neil to feed her cats while she’s away…

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Writing Exercise

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Explain why you need to be polite when asking someone for help.

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Anna is in her first week in the TipTop Trading office. She needs to ask people for help so she must do so politely!
Listen to the recording. You may find it difficult, so play back as many times as you wish before looking at the transcript.

Here are some of the words and phrases you will hear:

Could you possibly..? Would you mind..? I was wondering if..? Would you be able to..? Please could you...?

Here are some questions about the program.

Say to yourself and then
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Conjuctions Quiz 5