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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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

Expression of Giving Appreciation

Expression of Giving Appreciation

Expression of Giving Appreciation

      There are many expressions we can use when we want to appreciate someone’s achievement or we feel gratitude towards someone. This could include thanking someone for a gift, a favor, or just being a friend. And in this occasion we’d like to give some Expression of Giving Appreciation of someone’s achievement. (Also read : Question and Answer of Interview)

Here are some common Expression of Giving Appreciation:

  • Very good!
  • Good job!
  • Brilliant job!
  • Perfect!
  • I truly appreciate your…
  • I appreciate what you did.
  • You have my gratitude
  • We appreciate your innovative thinking.
  • We are so fortunate to have an innovator like you.
  • Thanks
  • Thank you
  • I am so grateful for…
  • I am indebted to you
  • Dinner was delicious
  • I appreciate you
  • You are an inspiration
  • I am grateful
  • You are a blessing
  • You are a true friend
  • You’re great
  • This is great
  • You light up my life
  • Sincere thanks
  • You’re the best
  • You make me happy
  • You’ve been very helpful
  • I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • You are one of the most generous people I know.
  • Are there no limits to your generosity?
  • You are so thoughtful and generous in your gift giving.
  • Thank you for the delightful gift.
  • You must have read my mind, because your gift is exactly what I wanted.
  • You picked the perfect gift for me.
  • Thanks for being so thoughtful.
  • Your gift means a lot to me.
  • If you could see my face right now, you’d see a look of gratitude.
  • Thank you for showering me with gifts for the baby.
  • You made my birthday a special day.
  • I am grateful for you and your generosity.
  • Thanks for thinking of me; you made my day.

Response of Expression of someone’s Appreciation

Below are some expressions we can use when someone appreciate us: (Also read other material in Indonesian version at : Pidato Bahasa Inggris tentang Berbakti pada Orang Tua)

  • Don’t mention it
  • It was my pleasure
  • You’re welcome
  • No big deal
  • I am glad that I can help you
  • My pleasure
  • Forget it
  • That’s what friends are
  • It’s all right
  • Yaps, never mind.
  • It’s a pleasure
  • That’s all right
  • Etc.

Example in dialogue

Ratih : happy birthday to you Rara. This flower is special gift that I can give to you

Rara : I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Ratih : It’s a pleasure.

      That’s all the speaking material about Expression of Giving Appreciation we can share for this occasion. We hope the post about Expression of Giving Appreciation above can help us to improve our speaking skill. (Also read other article at : Problems that occur in the modern world) read more

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

      We often use Common Terms / Expression as our guide when we give directions to help the other person. These can be places in a city or town, such as stadium, bank, railway station, bus stop, cinema, etc. They can also be parts of the road system. (Also study : Expression of Daily Activity)

Below are some Common Expression Used in Giving Direction:

  • taxi rank = a place where taxis queue for passengers
  • level crossing = where the road and railway meet. There are barriers that go up and down to signal when a train is coming
  • underpass = a walkway that goes under a busy road so pedestrians can get to the other side safely
  • overpass / flyover = a road that goes over another road (or railway)
  • zebra crossing = black and white markings in the road for pedestrians to cross the road (the markings look like a zebra’s stripes)
  • pedestrian crossing = a place in the road where pedestrians can cross. Often there are traffic lights.
  • tunnel = a road under (or through) mountains
  • crossroads = where two roads cross each other
  • junction = where one road meets another, and you can either go left or right
  • fork in the road = where the road divides, and you decide to go left or right
  • turning = a road off to your left or right
  • main road = a big road where there is lots of traffic
  • lane = a small road, or a part of a road (the left-hand lane / the right-hand lane; the bus lane)

Use prepositions of direction

  • Go past = continue past something so that is now behind you
  • Go across = cross something, like a road or crossroads
  • Go along = continue down a road
  • Go straight on = don’t turn left or right
  • Go up = walk / drive up a hill
  • Go down = walk or drive down a hill or a road
  • Go through = pass through something, such as a tunnel or a town
  • Go out of = exit (i.e. a railway station)
  • It’s in front of you = you can see it facing you
  • It’s opposite the bank = it faces the bank
  • It’s on the corner = it’s where two roads meet at a 90° angle

(Also study other material in Indonesian version at : Meminta dan Memberi Petunjuk Arah)

Example in Dialogue:

Fenty : Excuse me, Miss.

Rosa : Yes, is there something I can help?

Fenty : Yes, is there any mini mart around this harbor? I need to buy some snacks and drink.

Rosa : Yes, there is one.

Fenty : Can you show me how to get there?

Rosa : Of course! Just go straight this road, then there is T-junction, turn right and you can already see the mini mart on your right side. It is next to toilet.

Fenty : Oh I see. Thank you so much for the information.

Rosa : You are welcome.

      That’s all the material of speaking skill about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction we can share for this occasion. Hopefully the post about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction above can help us to improve our English, especially our speaking skill. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Menuntut Ilmu dan Berbuat Baik) 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

Speech about Giving Motivation (Pidato tentang Motivasi)

Speech about Motivation

       Speech about Giving Motivation (Pidato tentang Motivasi). Below is the example about speech entitled giving Motivation to Students. However, You can enlarge the contain of the speech based your own topic.

Assalamu’alaikum wr.wb

       First of all, let’s say our praise and gratitude to Allah SWT. Shalawat and salam may everlastingly be upon our adoration and shining model, namely Prophet Muhammad SAW, all of his families, companions, and followers.

       To the honorable teachers and to all my priding students of SMPN 1 Tarik,

       I wish today we all are still in the best condition of spirit and willpower in order to become success people in the future days. This bright day could be an omen of the beginning of our days that are getting bright as well. Aamiin.

       To all of my dearest students of SMPN 1 Tarik,

       We all are as your teachers always pray for you so that in the future days each of you could become success people. To become people who can be proud of by this our beloved school, parents, people, and nation. read more

Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion

Asking and Giving Opinion

        Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion. Our opinion about something is what we think or believe about it. In communication sometime we need someone’s opinion to overcome our problems since we feel difficult to solve.

    Below are some expressions we can use to ask someone’s opinion and give our opinion to someone else. We will need to use these expressions in a discussion activity. For the information about Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion, let’s discuss about it.

Asking for Opinion

What do you think?

What’s your opinion?

What are your ideas?

Do you have any thoughts on that?

How do you feel about that?

Do you agree?

Have you got any comments on …..

Do you have any idea?

Do you have any opinion on ……

Would you give me your opinion on……….?

What is your reaction to ……

What is your opinion about……….?

What are you feeling about………….?

What are your views on……….?

Please give me your opinion ….

What do you think about … (this)?

Do you think that’s right? read more

Asking and Giving Permission

Asking and Giving Permission

Asking and Giving Permission

Asking and Giving Permission

       It is wise for us to ask permission when we want to start to use something that belongs to someone else or we want to do something, for example if we want to leave the classroom while the studying happens, we need to ask the teacher’s permission. (Also read : Giving and Responding Prohibition)

    Don’t forget to use the word “Please” in asking permission to do something to make it is more polite. The word “please” can be put in different places in the sentence, it can be at the start, at the end or before the verb.

Example

Please, can I use your computer?

Could we please go on trip this weekend?

May I borrow your phone, please?

       Below are the expression of asking permission, giving permission and refusing permission.

Asking for Permission:

May I . . . .?

Do you mind if I . . . .?

Would you mind if I . . . .?

Would it be alright if I . . . .?

Would it be okay if I . . . .?

Is it okay if I . . . .?

Can I . . . .?

Examples:

May I go to the office, please? read more

Asking and Giving Suggestion or Advice

Asking and Giving Suggestion or Advice

Asking and Giving Suggestion

Asking and Giving Suggestion or Advice

       In daily communication, we often suggest or advice someone for doing something. Suggestion is also called advice. Suggestion or advice Expression is the statement for giving suggest or advice to make someone better next time. For example, parents suggest or advice to their child, a friend advises to other friend or to us. It happens while someone has got bad condition or certain occasion. (Also read : The Way to Express Gratitude)

       We should know what expressions are usually used for asking and giving advice or suggestion. Here are some ways to ask and give advice or suggestion someone for doing something and also the ways to accept or reject suggestion.

Asking and giving suggestion

Asking Suggestion or Advice

Giving Suggestion or Advice

Do you have any suggestion for me?

Will you give me some suggestion, please?

Shall I come back later?

Any idea?

Where do you think I can get something nice?

Can you tell me what happened?

Please tell me what should I do?
What would you advise us to do?
Do you have any suggestions?
What do you think I should do?
What do you suggest?
Would you like to…..?
Shall we go….   ?

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You’d better….

You could (might)….

I suggest that you….

I recommend that you

You really should….

I strongly advise you to….

I think you should….
Maybe you should …
Why do not you …

I’d like to suggest that …….
I advise ……….
You should……..
It’s better for you …………..
You must ………
Perhaps you should lie down
It’s best to ….
You need/ought to
Make sure you ….

Accepting and rejecting suggestion

Accepting Suggestion or Advice

Rejecting Suggestion or Advice

That’s a good/nice/wonderful idea.

Yeah, sure.

Thank you. I’ll try that.

Why didn’t I think of that?

I think you’re right.

That’s sounds good.

Sure. I’ll do that.

 

I don’t think so.

I tried that, but it didn’t work.

Thanks, but that won’t help because….

I don’t want to do that because….

That’s a good idea, but….

I’m afraid I can’t do that.

I think it can’t solve my problem.

Example in dialogue

Dialogue 1

Ramlan : Hi Renny , would you like to do something with me this weekend ?
Renny : Sure . What shall we do ?
Ramlan : I do not know . Do you have any ideas?
Renny: Why do not we see a movie?
Ramlan : That’s sounds good to me . Which movie shall we see?
Renny: Let’s see “Iron Man 4”.
Ramlan: I’d rather not. I do not like violent films. How about going to “Mad Doctor Brown“? I hear it’s quite a funny movie.
Renny: OK. Let’s go see that. When is it on?
Ramlan : It’s on at 8 o’clock at the Rex . Shall we have a bite to eat before the movie?
Renny: Sure, that sounds great. What about going to that new Italian restaurant “Wong Jowo” ?
Ramlan: Great idea ! Let ‘s meet there at six .
Renny: OK . I’ll see you at “Wong Jowo” at six . Bye .
Ramlan : Bye . read more