Asking Giving Offering and Refusing Help

Asking Giving Offering and Refusing Help

Asking Giving Offering and Refusing Help

Asking Giving Offering and Refusing Help

       The following post is an example of Conversation practice about Asking, Giving, Offering and Refusing Help in the form of video. This video is the product of students’ creativity from SMK Taruna Tarik in increasing their English, especially their performance and speaking skill. (Also read : Congratulation on Someone’s Birthday Party)

       The purpose of publishing this video is giving appreciation to them for their effort to increase their courage in improving their speaking skill. Our other goal in publishing this video is to support their other friends and all readers, especially everyone who are still studying procedure text in Junior High School (SMP), Vocational School (SMK) or Senior High School (SMA), so they are not embarrassed in conveying their idea. (Also read other article at : Tutorial How to Make Simple Thermometer)

This is the video of the way to Ask, Give, Offer and Refuse of Help

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Asking Permission Letter

Asking Permission Letter

Asking Permission Letter

      When we want to leave from a meeting or classroom activity, it is very important for us to ask permission to the teacher or the keynote. There two ways for asking permission, they can be orally or written.

      In this occasion we want to share a written of asking permission. In this case we want to share about an example of Asking Permission Letter in which this has been made by one of our students. (Also read : Pay Attention What I Say)

Let’s go to the example of Asking Permission Letter as below:

Sidoarjo, february 4th 2018

Dear

Mr. Nurdiono English teacher of VIII-A

Public Junior High School One Tarik

Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb

With this I :

Name     : Intan Nuraini

Grade     : VIII-A

Number : Eighteen

Inform that I cannot follow of your lesson on every Monday in this February (a month) because I must follow National Science Olympic (OSN) Training.

Because of that I hope Mr. Nurdiono can give me permissions and on granting permissions I say thank you. (Also read other article at : My House has Lots of Memories)

Ascertain

Mrs. Yunaida read more

Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification

Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification

Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification

      There are some expressions we can use when we don’t understand what someone has said, so that someone will clarify what he/she has said. So in this occasion we will share a material about Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification in which the material will be divided into three topics, they are Expression of Asking for Giving Clarification, Expression of Giving Clarification and some examples in dialogue. (Also study : Expression of Giving Appreciation)

The explanations about Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification are as below: 

A. Expression of Asking for Giving Clarification

Some Expression of Asking Clarification can be shown as below:

  • Could you clarify that, please?
  • Could you explain that, please?
  • What do you mean by that?
  • Could you repeat, please?
  • Could you put it differently, please?
  • What do you mean by…?
  • Do you mean…?
  • Could you say that again, please?
  • Would you elaborate on that, please?
  • Could you be more explicit?
  • Could you explain what you mean by…?
  • Could you give us an example?
  • I wonder if you could say that in a different way.
  • Could you be more specific, please?
  • Sorry, Could you ……?

B. Expression of Giving Clarification

There some Expressions to clarify our idea as below:

  • Let me clarify it for you…
  • Let me explain that…
  • Let me explain that in more detail…
  • Let me put it in another way…
  • Sorry, let me explain…
  • In other words …
  • To say this differently…
  • To put it differently…

C. Examples of Expression of Asking and Giving Clarification in dialogue:

Dialogue 1 (Also read other article at : Twilight Beautiful Night)

Teacher    : Why do you come late?

Student    : I’m sorry, Mum. I come late because i must drop at a shop

Teacher    : What do you do that for? read more

asking for Name in Dialogue

Asking for Name in Dialogue

Asking for Name in Dialogue

        When we meet new people whom we don’t know his/her name before wherever we go or sometimes there are situations when we have already met the person but forgotten their name, we need to ask their name.

        In this lesson we will learn how to ask someone’s name by using the expression “What’s your name?” However, in this lesson we directly apply the expression of asking for Name in Dialogue in many different ways. The purpose of giving different ways in asking for Name in Dialogue to express “What’s your name?” so that You’ll get more comfortable with asking a stranger for their name, and also with asking someone you’ve already met to remind you of their name. (also read : How to Introduce Yourself or Other People)

Let’s look at some dialogues that will help us to learn, or remember, a person’s name.

Just Ask Her

Fanty: Hey Rudy.

Rudy: Hey Fanty. How are you?

Fanty: I’m fine, thank you. What’s up with you lately?

Rudy: Nothing. I like this girl in my office but I just don’t have the guts to ask her name.

Fanty: Oh silly. It’s easy, just say “What’s your name?” read more

Asking Someone Identity

Asking Someone Identity

Asking Someone Identity

        In this occasion, we want to share about Asking Someone Identity because getting someone information about their identity is very important for knowing someone. It can be used whenever we want to introduce in the classroom, in the office or everywhere it is needed. (also read : Asking and Response for Repetition)

There are some expressions of Asking Someone Identity

What is your name? (for asking name)

My name is . . . .

What is your address number? (for asking address)

It is . . . .

What is your phone number? (for asking phone number)

085 675 134 645

What’s your father’s name? (for asking father’s name)

His name is . . . .

What’s your mother’s name? (for asking mother’s name)

Her name is . . . .

What’s your sister’s name? (for asking sister’s name)

Her name is . . . .

Where do you live? (for asking address)

I live in/on/at . . . .

How old are you? (for asking age)

I am 30 tears old.

How tall are you? (for asking height)

I am 159 cm.

How do you go to school? (for asking the way)

By motorcycle.

What is your weight? (for asking weight) read more

Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help

Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help

Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help

        When we want someone help us, we should use expression in other they will understand what we want. For this, we will share about Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help.

        In this material of Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help, we will discuss about Asking for Help, Giving for Help, Refusing for Help and Examples in dialogue. (also read : Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion)

They are the topics of Asking and Giving or Refusing for Help:

Asking for Help

There are some expressions, they are:

Can I . . . .?

Can you . . . .?

Could you . . . .?

Can you help me?

Can you give me a hand with this?

Could you help me for a second?

Would you help me?

Can I ask a favor?

I wonder if you could help me with this?

I could do with some help, please.

I really need you help

I can’t manage. Can you help?

Give me a hand with this, will you?

Do me a favor, please

Lend me a hand with this, will you?

Could you spare a moment?

I need some help, please.

Help me please

etc.

Giving for Help :

There are some expressions, they are:

Yes, I can help you

Sure. what can I do for you? read more

Asking and Response for the Date

Asking and Response for the Date

Asking and Response for the Date

        This article is a continuation of the previous Post which discusses about how to ask about the day and the response of the question. (for studying previous post, see : Asking and Response for the Day)

        In the material of Asking and Response for the Date is discussed about two topics, they are asking for the date in which this part about how to ask the date in English and response of asking for the date. And for complete discussion let’s go to the topics below.

The Topics of Asking and Response for the Date

Asking for the Date

        There are some expressions can be implemented to ask about the date, they are:

  • What date is it?
  • What’s the date today?
  • What’s the date tomorrow?
  • What is the date today?
  • What is the date tomorrow?
  • What’s the date yesterday?
  • What is the date yesterday?
  • What is today’s date?
  • What’s today’s date?
  • What date is it today?
  • What date is it tomorrow?
  • What date is your birthday?
  • What date is your parents’ wedding anniversary?
  • What date was it last Tuesday?
  • What date will it be on Friday?
  • What day is it . . .?
  • What date was it yesterday?
  • What was the date two days ago?
  • What date was it . . .? (for past)
  • Can you tell me what the date it is today?
  • Can you tell me what the date it is . . .?
  • Could you tell me what the date is tomorrow?
  • Could you tell me what the date is . . .?
  • Would you mind telling me what date it is . . .?
  • Would you mind telling me what the date is . . .?              

Etc.

Response of Asking for the Date

  • It’s the first of May. (1st May)
  • It’s May the first. (May 1st)
  • It is the second of March. (2nd March)
  • It is September the fourth. (September 4th)
  • It is . . . .
  • Of course, today is August twenty second. (August 22nd)
  • Sure, it is . . . .
  • Sure, tomorrow is . . . .
  • Today is April 30th.
  • Today is . . . .
  • Yesterday was December 16th.
  • Three days ago was July 8th.

Etc.

Note:

        When someone asks you the date, it’s not necessary to give the year. For example:

  • What’s the date? —-> It’s February 7.  (Not It’s February 7, 2016)

Example in dialogue

Driver: excuse me, Sir! What’s the date today?

Police: it is the sixth of January.

Driver: and what date will it be on next Saturday?

Police: Next Saturday will be 10th of January.

Driver: Thank You, Sir.

Police: You are welcome.

        That’s all the post about Asking and Response for the Date we can share. We hope the article about Asking and Response for the Date above can be useful for us. (also see : Asking and Expressing Capability) read more

Asking and Response for the Day

Asking and Response for the Day

Asking and Response for the Day

        After discussing about the time (see : Asking and telling Time) in the previous post, now is our time for discussing about Asking and Response for the Day. As the title mentioned above so in this occasion, the material we will discuss is about how to ask about the day and how to response of asking for the day. For complete discussing about Asking and Response for the Day, let’s go to the material of Asking and Response for the Day.

The material of Asking and Response for the Day

Asking for the Day

There are some expressions to ask about the day, they are:

What day is it today?

What day is it tomorrow?

What day is it . . .?

What day was it yesterday?

What day was it two days ago?

What day was it . . .? (for past)

What is the day today?

What is the day (of) tomorrow?

What is the day (of) . . .?

Can you tell me what day it is today?

Can you tell me what day it is . . .?

Could you tell me what the day is tomorrow?

Could you tell me what the day is . . .?

Would you mind telling me what day it is . . .?

Would you mind telling me what the day is . . .?

Etc. read more

Asking and Expressing Capability

Asking and Expressing Capability

       Asking and Expressing Capability. Speaking is one aspect of language skills. For this I have shared some topics related to speaking guide. And now I want to share about asking and expressing capability. Below is the explanation.

       An expression of capability is used for expressing of our ability to do something. There are three points of topic will be discussed. They are asking for capability, expressing capability and showing incapability.

  1. Asking for capability / ability
  • do you think you are capable of…..?
  • Do you think you’re able to . . . .?
  • Do you think you can , , , ,?
  • are you capability of . . . .?
  • are you capable to……?
  • are you able to
  • Are you capable of…?
  • Do you know how to…?
  • Do you know anything about…?
  • Do you have the experience to…?
  • can / could you ……?
  1. Expressing capability / ability
  • I think I can . . . .
  • Yes, I can
  • I thought I’m able to . . . . .
  • I think I’m capable enough.
  • I am capable of doing it
  • I’m able to……
  • I have the ability to do it
  • I’m good at . . . .
  • I can / could do it
  1. Showing incapability / inability
  • I’m not sure I’m capable of doing it
  • I’m not capable of doing it
  • I am not able to……
  • I don’t think I can’t do it.
  • I am not good at…
  • I have no idea how…
  • I have no experience of…
  • No, I don’t know how to…
  • I don’t know anything about…
  • I am not sure I know how to…
  • (I am afraid) I cannot cope (with)…
  • I would not know where to begin or start…
  • I don’t think I have experience or ability to…
  • Sorry, I can’t do it.
  • I’m incapable of doing it.
  • I don’t think i have ability
  • I’m not sure i can
  • I won’t be able to
  • I can’t / couldn’t do it

Example in Dialogue read more