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									Board game: permission, requests, invitations, suggestions and offers




 Ask your boss for the day off tomorrow.
 You sister has unexpectedly arrived from          You want to turn down the air conditioning.
 Canada. (Tomorrow is going to be very             Ask your classmates for permission.
 busy).




 You're in a restaurant.                           Ask your brother if you can use his car
 Ask the waiter for some more water.               tomorrow.




 You're the boss. Politely ask one of your
 staff to                                          You're the boss. Ask one of your Monday –
 move some stationary that has just arrived        Friday staff to work on Sunday morning.
 and is blocking the way.




 You're having a party on Friday. (Out of          You're going for a drink after work.
 politeness) invite your boss.                     Invite a new member of staff.




 You're trying to book a ticket to Tokyo. It's a   You need to buy a leaving present for old
 busy period. You want the agent to call you       Arthur who is retiring next week. Suggest a
 as soon as she can confirm the booking.           book token.




 You're the host at a party. One of your guests    You're the host at a party. One of your guests
 has an empty glass in his hand.                   is standing near the table looking at the cake.




                                                   You need some documents from the chief
 Your neighbour has parked her car in front
                                                   accountant in your firm. He looks very busy
 of your house. It's eleven p.m. and you need
                                                   and rather cross. You really need them this
 to go out. Ask her to move it.
                                                   afternoon.
  You're at the bus stop. You've lost your        Your colleague is sitting at his computer
  wallet                                          looking confused. He's not very good with
  and you need $4 for the bus fare home. Ask      computers.
  a stranger.                                     You are a tech-expert.




  You're at a friend's house having dinner. You   You have to stay at work late so you can't
  are a heavy smoker and dying for a cigarette.   pick up your daughter from school. Call your
  No one else is smoking.                         neighbour and ask her.




  You are on a train. An old lady is struggling   You're staying at your friend's house. She's
  to put her suitcase on the overhead luggage     having a party this evening. There's a lot of
  rack.                                           preparation to do and she looks stressed.




  You're chairing an informal meeting. It's       A client is visiting your office this morning.
  nearly lunch time and everyone looks            He was due to leave at 11.30 but now it's
  hungry.                                         after twelve and nearly time for lunch.




  You're at a meeting chaired by your boss.       You're at a meeting. The chair has asked for
  You need to leave early.                        suggestions for the Christmas party.




Possible answers*

* The answers shown here are not the only ones possible



  Ask your boss for the day off tomorrow.
  You sister has unexpectedly arrived from
                                                  You want to turn down the air conditioning.
  Canada. (Tomorrow is going to be very
                                                  Ask your classmates for permission.
  busy).
                                                  Would anyone mind if I turned down the
  I don's suppose I could possibly take
                                                  air conditioning?
  tomorrow off? I know we're going to be
  busy but my sister....
                                                  Ask your brother if you can use his car
                                                  tomorrow.
You're in a restaurant.
Ask the waiter for some more water.
                                                  Do you think I could use your car
                                                  tomorrow?
Could you bring some water?
                                                  (It depends on how possessive your
                                                  brother is about his car)


You're the boss. Politely ask one of your
                                                  You're the boss. Ask one of your Monday –
staff to move some stationary that has just
                                                  Friday staff to work on Sunday morning.
arrived and is blocking the way.
                                                  I was wondering if you could work on
Would you like to move that stationary
                                                  Sunday?
out of the way?


You're having a party on Friday. (Out of          You're going for a drink after work.
politeness) invite your boss.                     Invite a new member of staff.

We're having a party on Friday and we             Would you like to come for a drink after
wondered if you'd like to come.                   work.


You're trying to book a ticket to Tokyo. It's a
                                                  You need to buy a leaving present for old
busy period. You want the agent to call you
                                                  Arthur who is retiring next week. Suggest a
as soon as she can confirm the booking.
                                                  book token.
Do you think you could give me a ring as
                                                  We could buy him a book token.
soon as you can confirm the booking?


You're the host at a party. One of your guests    You're the host at a party. One of your guests
has an empty glass in his hand.                   is standing near the table looking at the cake.

Can I get you something to drink?                 Would you like some cake?


                                                  You need some documents from the chief
Your neighbour has parked her car in front        accountant in your firm. He looks very busy
of your house. It's eleven p.m. and you need      and rather cross. You really need them this
to go out. Ask her to move it.                    afternoon.

I'm sorry to trouble you but do you think         I sorry to trouble you, but do you think I
you could move your car?                          could possibly have the files for 2000 -
                                                  2001. I really need them.
You're at the bus stop. You've lost your
wallet                                          Your colleague is sitting at his computer
and you need $4 for the bus fare home. Ask      looking confused. He's not very good with
a stranger.                                     computers.
                                                You are a tech-expert.
Excuse me. I don't suppose you could
possibly let me have four dollars. I seem to    Would you like some help with that?
have lost my wallet.


                                                You have to stay at work late so you can't
                                                pick up your daughter from school. Call your
You're at a friend's house having dinner. You
                                                neighbour and ask her.
are a heavy smoker and dying for a cigarette.
No one else is smoking.
                                                I've got a big favour to ask. I've got to
                                                work late and I can't pick Kate up from
Would anyone mind if I smoked?
                                                school. I don't suppose you could possibly
                                                help me out and pick her up?


You are on a train. An old lady is struggling   You're staying at your friend's house. She's
to put her suitcase on the overhead luggage     having a party this evening. There's a lot of
rack.                                           preparation to do and she looks stressed.

Here, let me do that.                           Can I give you a hand?
or                                              or
I'll do that.                                   Is there anything I can do to help?


                                                A client is visiting your office this morning.
You're chairing an informal meeting. It's       He was due to leave at 11.30 but now it's
nearly lunch time and everyone looks            after twelve and nearly time for lunch.
hungry.
                                                Would you like to stay for lunch?
Shall we stop for lunch?                        or
                                                Why don't you stay for lunch?


                                                You're at a meeting. The chair has asked for
You're at a meeting chaired by your boss.
                                                suggestions for the Christmas party.
You need to leave early.
                                                We could hire the functions room at the
Would you mind if I left early?
                                                Grand Hotel.

								
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