Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Declining other request politely - Example English

OFFERING, ACCEPTING AND
DECLINING HELP


WARM UP
In what ways can you offer help to others in various life
situations?


LET’S ROLE PLAY


Informal


Kaushik is exasperated as his scooter would not start. Anand
offers to help him.

Kaushik : (Kicking his scooter) Oh, what a day!
I’ve been kicking for five minutes. This scooter
wouldn’t start. Oh God, I’m tired.

Anand : Hi Kaushik! Having trouble with the scooter?
May I help you?

Kaushik : How very kind of you, Anand!
Please try your hand.

Anand : (Starts it easily) Look, how easy it is to start.
You’re impatient Kaushik.
You haven’t put the keys properly.

Kaushik : Thanks Anand.

Formal


Association Secretary : I need someone to give a vote of thanks in the
function today. Everyone is backing out.

Member : Perhaps I could do it sir.

A S : Thank you for your offer. But I’m afraid you have
a bad cough. That might come in the way of your
performance.

Member : Of course, Sir. But I’ll manage.

A S : Thank you for your spirit. But let’s not take a risk.
You’ll need your voice for next week’s cultural s.

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