Reference: Senior English Book 2, page 13
Use these to offer help
- Can I help you?
- Shall I help you?
- Would you like me to help you?
- Can I do this for you?
- Is there anything I can do to help?
Use these to accept help Yes Please
- Thanks. Yes please
- Thank you for your help
- Thanks for helping me
- That’s very kind of you
- That is nice of you to help me
Use these to refuse help I can read alone
- Its all right, thank you
- Its OK, I can do it myself
- Thank you, but I can mange it
- No thanks, I am OK
- Thank you for offering to help me, but I will be all right
- No Thank you.
Work in pairs. Offer to do something for each other
- Help with homework
- Help to cook a dinner
- Show you how to use the computer
- Teach you a game
- Go shopping
- Show you where the office is
Dialogue: Giving Instructions
A: Would you like some help?
B: Yes, please
A: What are you looking for?
B: I am trying to find the Office
A: That is easy. You go down to the end and down the steps, and the Office is on the right.
B: Thank you.
A: Can I help you with anything more?
B: Well, I was looking for somewhere to have lunch after the meeting
A: Can I suggest the restaurant near the school. You walk outside, turn right and walk until you see a restaurant. That is a good place to eat.
B: Thank you, I shall have a look
A: If you walk to the left and keep walking, you will find another restaurant there.
A: Thank you. I think I will walk down the street and see what restaurants there are and then decide
B: That is a good idea.
A: Are there any street stalls selling food?
B: Yes, but you will have to turn down the road to the left, and then walk towards the Supermarket. There are many small stalls and restaurants there
A: thank you. I will see how much time I have. I also need to go to the Supermarket for some milk
B: That is easy. Turn left at the school gate, then left again and then right and left, and you will reach the Supermarket. It takes 10 minutes
A: That sounds a long way. Is there a market?
B: Yes, you will need to walk outside the school, turn left and then go down the street in front, and you will come there.
A: Thank you for your help
B: You are welcome