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hi everybody welcome back to our weekly

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requests and offers today's lesson is a

great lesson for beginners I'm going to

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today's topic is how to make requests

and offers how to make requests and

offers great for beginners so if you

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today's lesson as usual I have made

today's lesson in three parts we're

going to talk about first how to make

requests second we'll talk about how to

make offers and third I'll introduce

some other some other patterns that

relate to both of these so let's get

started with the first one the first

part for today is making requests making

requests so a request to review a

request is when you want something from

someone so you want an object from

someone or you want someone to do

something for you so that means when you

need help when you need information and

so on these are the patterns you can use

to make simple requests simple requests

so this is interesting because we can

use all of these in the same way we can

follow all of these with an infinitive

verb so let's start with this first one

will you will you for this lesson I'm

going to focus on this you pattern so

that means I'm asking you the listener

directly you can change this you to he

or she can he or can she I'll talk about

that a little more later for now let's

begin with this pattern will you plus

the infinitive form of a verb so the

infinitive form of a verb means the

basic form of the verb

when you look at the verb in the

dictionary you see two plus verb

yeah like to eat or to sleep or to help

that's the infinitive form of the verb

so there's no change to the verb so we

use in the first example pattern will

you plus infinitive form so for example

will you help me please

or will you buy me a coffee so the verb

following the verb after this will you

is in the infinitive form no change to

this verb here

will you buy me a coffee is a simple

request a simple request the second

pattern is can you can you

so in today's English we use can you and

will you for requests in the same way

they have the same goal really if you

want to be really really specific we can

refers to possibility so if you want to

be really slick strict and specific like

this would mean is it possible for you

to do something is it possible but we

use this in today's English to mean do

this thing for me

or will you do this thing so in today's

English these two have the same purpose

and the same meaning will you end can

you so again

can you plus the infinitive form of a

verb for example can you show me how to

use this software can you show me how to

use this software so again can you write

here is followed by so after can you is

show show the verb show so can you show

me how to use this software so this can

you show me pattern is a really good

pattern to use when you want someone to

teach you something can you show me how

to bla bla bla

can you show me how to use can you show

me how to start this car this is smart

car I don't know can you show me how to

something so

this show is a natural verb choice

sometimes I hear learners say can you

please teach me to do this thing it

there's no communication problem there

but at least for North American English

speakers

we use the verb show can you show me how

to do something okay let's see

Karim says can you show me where the

railroad station is can you show me

where the railroad station is a quick

point if you're if the end this part if

after this this how can you show me how

or can you show me where can you show me

what at this point right here where you

have this like question inside your

question if this question uses the verb

be so that means is was were and so on

you have to change the order so for

example where is the station becomes

where the station is so this is a little

a little different point from what I

want to focus on today this is called

embedded questions embedded questions if

you want to know more maybe I can talk

about that more in another livestream

okay let's go on to the next one the

next one is would you would you so a lot

of people ask what's the difference

between will you and would you hear so

would you is just like a more polite

version of will so will you buy me a

coffee and would you buy me a coffee it

just sounds a little bit more polite

your request becomes more polite both

are correct I would probably say to my

friend will you buy me a coffee and

maybe to someone I don't know very well

like would you please help me with this

thing

so would you sounds a little more polite

than will you

so would you plus the infinitive form of

the verb again for example would you

please give this to our client would you

please give this to our client so you

have for example like some paperwork and

you pass it to your coat your coworker

to your colleague you say would you

please give this to our client

so would is natural there because I'm

it's a professional situation yeah so

would you please give this to our client

also you'll notice I have included

please here so please I've put this

before the verb please give this to our

client

you can put please before your verb to

make it more polite to make to increase

the level of politeness to do the

request someone in the chat says what

about a can and could I just covered can

so it could you can also use could you

could you please give this to our client

also it's fine to use could sounds more

a little more polite than can as well

keep in mind that when you use a hood so

can you all include here could you again

it refers to possibility it's like

saying is it possible to give this to

the client so it's great it's correct to

use you can use that to someone says

what about shall and should yes we're

going to cover shall in part 2 of

today's lesson okay um what was I

talking about yes including please hear

so to improve to increase the politeness

of your request

using please so please is before the

verb here would you give this to our

client please is also correct so you can

change the position of please in the

sentence it doesn't change the meaning

so put it here before the verb or here

at the end of the sentence we can do the

same thing with these examples too will

you please buy me a coffee or we buy me

a coffee please

both are correct or can you show me how

to use this software you could say can

you please show me how to use this

software or can you show me how to use

this software please all correct it's up

to you you can choose the positioning uh

okay I don't see other questions so

let's go to the last point just please

just please so I've included

here because it's a direct way to make a

request we use this like with little

kids it's it is polite but it's like

teaching kids how to be polite

so please plus the infinitive form of

the verb so for example please take off

your shoes before you enter so please

take off take off means remove take off

your shoes before you enter before you

enter the room so this is a direct

request uh using please this one this is

something you see on like signs so maybe

in a hotel or in another service

situation like please do not smoke for

example please take off your shoes so

these are more direct they're polite and

direct commands please so these are a

few basic patterns that you can use to

make a request some of you are already

answering my comments my comment

question which is to make a request make

a request so I'm looking for some of

those yah yeh says would you please

teach me English yes I am already

teaching you English great some other

ones Lions King on Facebook says will

does it shows future tense yeah kind of

will you buy me a coffee

it's like asking the other person to

make a decision now so if I say to the

control desk person like hey will you

buy me a coffee like right now probably

he'll say no because he's busy so I'm

asking about his future action there

yeah will you buy me a coffee right now

no I'm busy so it's about it's about a

future situation yes will you do this

thing for me also I mentioned at the

beginning of this part we can change

this you yeah so for example you want

someone else to do something like for

example with can like can he bring that

file to the meeting you can ask about

someone else so can he do this thing or

can she do that thing you

make a request to someone else so maybe

they're not in the meeting now but I

tell my coworker and they give the

message to somebody else you can do that

as well okay we have lots of people

watching that's great awesome but I have

to take a break I'll take one break and

then we'll go to part two today which is

offers offers so a quick break

phew that was a lot let's go to leaves

I've chosen a few things I think are

good for today's lesson

do we have camera two today we do okay

cool so I've chosen a few things I'll

share with you a few PDFs I thought

would be good these are free from the

link below the video if you're watching

on YouTube or above the video if you're

watching on Facebook I chose a few

situations where making requests and

offers are important this one is the

school one it says back to school and

business English but on the back I'll

show you I'll show you the school one

first maybe on the back of the school

one there are some phrases for class

this today's lesson includes a requests

and offers which you can use politely in

your lessons as some of you are doing in

the chat to ask something from your

teacher or to ask something from your

classmate so checks out the school one

for some school vocab the other one here

is the business English one on the back

you'll find phrases for a business

meeting so this is another key situation

we're making requests and offers

correctly is key so pick up this one

this is the business English PDF these

are both free I'll show you some more

later you can find these from the link

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I'll show a couple more later okay uh

Wow

let's get going I talked for a long time

for the first part so let's continue on

to the next part of today's lesson if

you are just joining today's topic is

how to make requests and offers requests

and offers part one today was about

requests making requests so part two

today is about offers I'm going to cover

offer patterns now so if you have not

already please make sure to like and

share the video so that other people can

find today's lesson and we'll get into

part two so let's take a look

offer patterns now offers I want to

start with this pattern this would you

like pattern would you like there are

two patterns I want to introduce but

maybe actually maybe first let's talk

about an offer what's the difference

between a request and an offer

so in part one a request you want

something right you want someone to do

something for you or you want an object

an offer is the opposite you want to

give someone something or you want to do

something for someone so requests are

getting something offers are giving

something that's the difference here so

let's talk about some offer patterns

first would you like person to verb

would you like person to verb this one

this is an action an action so you want

to give an action for example would you

like me to close the door would you like

me to close the door so that means I'm

offering to close the door would you

like that this is a polite way to offer

an action to offer to do something for

someone so don't forget this to in front

of your verb I have included person here

because you can change the person in the

sin

Tiz would you like him to close the door

would you like her to help you so you

can change the person in the sentence to

change the details of the offer if

however if however you want to talk

about an object there's some object like

food or drink for example you want to

give someone use would you like plus

noun phrase would you like plus a noun

phrase for example would you like some

cake would you like some cake so this is

a simple offer of an object so you want

to give someone a physical object so

this pattern is for an object an object

would you like this thing so please keep

in mind action pattern object pattern

would you like person would you like me

to do something some verb or would you

like this thing so please keep in mind

there are two patterns there I want to

talk about something I think actually I

saw it in the chat today too I have seen

in your comments quite a few times

something like this would you like to

teach me this grammar point would you

like to teach me this grammar point yes

this sentence this offer I'm quite right

there I'll move over here this this

offer is not really an offer right

you're this person the writer here would

you like to teach me this grammar point

this is not really an offer right this

is actually a request right so you want

someone to teach you in your case you

want me to teach you a grammar point

make it a request instead would you

please teach me this grammar point this

sentence this is a request we don't use

this kind of like backwards offer it

sounds like an offer like would you like

to teach me something it sounds a little

bit strange because it's like you are

making an offer but you actually want

something from the other person so

instead of something like this please

use a Rick

to pattern instead okay so with that

point let's see do I see some example

sentences yeah your task for this one is

to make an offer ah sorry it's hard to

see there please send an offer in the

chat write an offer with one of these

patterns in the chat please okay so on

to maybe it's easier should I stand okay

no right I'll go to the next one then

someone in the chat earlier asked about

Shou Shou so shall yes shall is used

here and there so here and there means a

little bit but generally shall sounds

very old-fashioned when you make offers

but let's talk about it how do we use it

so when we want to make an offer for

something when we want to offer to do

something we use shall I usually because

it's my offer shall i plus the

infinitive form of the verb

shall I something for example shall I

bring a bottle of wine to the party so

here my infinitive verb is bring shall I

bring a bottle of wine or shall we in

this case shall we so it's like maybe a

family or husband and wife or a

boyfriend and girlfriend so two people

together deciding hmm shall we cook

dinner tonight so it sounds kind of like

an offer kind of like a suggestion the

following verb is in the infinitive form

so yes you can use these but as I said

shall tends to sound a little

old-fashioned hmm it sounds a little bit

on the old-fashioned side so the maybe

the most common use of this shell is

actually in a set phrase where people

just say shall we shall we we use shall

we

before we begin an action that is very

clear so for example if you and your

husband or wife or partner

boyfriend/girlfriend you arrive at an

event and you're standing outside the

event preparing to go inside when it's

time to go in one person might say shall

we which means shall we go into the

event like the next step is very clear

in those cases when both people or when

all people understand the next step in

the situation you might hear or it's

fairly common to hear shall we shout

just that sono verb just shall we so

that's like suggesting or offering that

we go to the next step so that's that's

fairly common this one sounds rather

formal a bit old-fashioned

you might hear it in like a service

situation but generally we use something

a bit different I'll explain later

alrighty let's continue to the next one

I haven't seen any questions yet ah

someone has a good one on Facebook I

missed your name cheering maybe shall we

start the meeting good shall we start

the meeting sounds nice okay let's go

choose this last one can I get you can I

get you this one I included here because

it's very common in service situations

when I say service situation I mean

restaurant bar cafe hotel some like

staff and customer situation like maybe

a retail situation a shopping situation

so can I get you can I get you so

imagine this get is like bring soap or

provide can I bring you or can I provide

you something we follow this with noun

phrase so you will hear this from the

person the waiter or waitress the

waitstaff at your table at a restaurant

can I get you something for example can

I get you anything to drink can I

get you anything to drink so that means

would you like something to drink they

use this can I get you that's like

asking is it possible for me to bring

you something to drink it's another way

to make a polite offer to do something

for someone to bring something one more

can I get you an appetizer can I get you

an appetizer so please keep in mind this

can I get is like can I bring this thing

for you so this is natural to use in a

service situation or maybe if you have a

guest in your home like someone in the

chat I think it was pasta Kim I said can

I get you a blanket can I get you a

blanket or some weight you're basically

you're trying to make a hospitable

environment so that means a pleasant

environment for your guests in some way

all right so those are the offer

patterns I want to talk about and then

in the last part of today's lesson I

will introduce some other patterns that

are very useful to think about a food

son on Facebook says what about could

you we talked about could you in the

requests part so please check out the

first part of the lesson this is being

recorded so please don't don't worry so

you can check this after this lesson has

finished okay I guess I will show

today's the PDFs again one more time oh

is it okay okay so I showed you I showed

you earlier for free stuff the back to

school the back to school and the

business english pdfs i'll show you a

couple of different ones now I just

mentioned hospitality situations yeah so

for example going out to eat

this says dining like a champ this one's

about food and eating and this one is

about hotels to accommodations

hospitality yeah so again on the back of

this food one there are some expressions

for dining things to say at a restaurant

so you can pick this up to get some more

expressions in Boca

you Larry for food for eating how to

describe that and you can check out this

one the hotel one and find on the back

sentences you'll use in a hotel so you

can include today's points as well

making requests or making or rather

listening to offers in a hotel so if you

want to download these please check

these out from the link below the video

if you're watching on YouTube

descriptions or above the video if

you're watching on Facebook someone says

what's an appetizer an appetizer is like

a small meal it's like a few bites of

something very small before the main

meal so like cheese and crackers is a

common appetizer alright let's go to the

last part for today's lesson a very

short part for today's lesson remember

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we'll go to the last part for today now

the other section so these are a few

patterns I wanted to introduce for for

your reference and also because you hear

them a lot in media first is could I get

could I get so we just practiced this

pattern can I get you something as an

offer pattern yeah but when you want to

make a request you can say could I get

so again this get means bring could I

get a fork or could I get another drink

could I get an appetizer please could I

get the wine menu please so again this

get refers to someone bringing something

to you

so restaurants hotels service situations

so this is a request

to bring something so this is a request

pattern could I get could I get yes you

you you can use can I get can I get but

could sounds a little more polite than

can could I get the wine menu please

sounds very nice next is another offer

pattern another offer pattern that's

very casual do you want do you want you

can use this one with your friends do

you want to if you want to talk about an

action do you want to avert do you want

to see a movie do you want to go to the

beach this weekend do you want to visit

our friend

do you wanna verb if however you want to

offer an object like we talked about

here if you want to offer an object do

you want noun phrase same thing so do

you want some cake do you want a drink

do you want something to eat we follow

the same pattern I talked about here the

difference is politeness do you want

something

sounds more casual it sounds closer than

would you like so polite would you like

casual do you want to something okay

let's go to the next one the next two

are just they're extremely extremely

casual I have written on the board the

way we pronounce them but please don't

don't type these in formal or

professional situations these two words

are gimme and lemme give me and let me

gimme

is the this is the print the way we

pronounce this word when we reduce give

and me give me it becomes gimme in quick

speech like give me another drink or

give me something to eat

give me that that means that's a very

direct and casual way to say give me

something so there's no please there's

no thank you there's no could I just

gimme give me this thing

means I want that so this is for close

friends and family members this is very

very casual on the other man lemme lemme

so lemme is the reduced form of let and

me let me you might hear some people

using these when they order at fast-food

restaurants like give me a cheeseburger

or let me have that chicken sandwich

so let me is like saying allow me allow

me allow me so let me have let me have

num fries so we follow these both with

noun phrases

gimme noun phrase or let me have noun

phrase so please keep in mind let me is

followed by half because it's let me let

me we need to follow let with a verb

yeah

allow me to do something let me have

your drink let me have a moment of your

time so again these are very very casual

request patterns some people are using

gimme greats great give me some pop good

give me a hug give me the money

great okay give me a hug give me a kiss

give me a drink good give me a break

great and then some lemming examples as

well let me have some chips good let me

handle this situation nice one also as I

mentioned please keep in mind this is

the way we pronounce it and some people

will write these words give me and let

me some people will write these words

generally and for me as well I usually

write give me or let me but you may see

these so I personally I recommend you

you write or you type give me or let me

but in case in case you see these that's

what they mean you

and whew alright I'm late as usual we'll

wrap up there for today that was a lot

but I hope that you found some good

patterns that you can use to make

requests and offers thank you for your

good questions and thank you for your

great example sentences someone says

give me your brain that's a good one

sherry on Facebook that's funny

Eunice says let me have let me have

another drink good good good good

example is everybody so I have to finish

there for today we will of course though

be back next week next week's lesson

will be on November 28th November 28th

Wednesday November 28th the topic will

be how to learn on your commute how to

learn on your commute so I know many

people are very busy me too so how do

you use the time that you have either in

the car on the train or maybe even just

walking I'll share some ideas for using

little bits of time to to study to study

so how can you use short periods of time

in your day to study someone says do you

have a podcast yes we do so I'll talk

about that next week so please join us

live next week Wednesday November 28th

to talk about how to learn on your

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