Tuesday, December 21, 2010

English word "CAN" in the conversation

1. On the train, while getting down

Gentleman : Can I carry this luggage for you?
Old man : If you’re sure it’s no trouble for you.
Gentleman : Not at all.
Old man : Thanks a lot.

2. Mrs. Sarala is waiting at the station for her husband. Mr.
Giridhar, her office manager is seen there in his car.

Mr. Giri : Can I drive you back home?
Mrs. Sarala : It’s very good of you to offer, Sir. But I’m
expecting my husband.

TASK: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate expressions in
the following dialogues.

1. A teacher finds his principal unable to button his left hand
cuff as he has fractured his right hand. He offers to help him.
Principal : Oh, heavens! My cuff is unbuttoned, I’m unable
to reach it.
Teacher : ……………………………………
Principal : Please help me, it’s …………… Thanks.

2. At the railway station, Vivek finds an elderly man struggling
with a reservation form, unable to read/fill it.
Elderly man : How forgetful I am! I’ve left my reading glasses
at home. What can I do now?
Vivek : Sir, if you don’t mind, ………….. fill up the
form for you?
Elderly man : God bless you, my son; please do.
Vivek : (Fills up the form and hands it over)
Here it is, sir; please take it.
Elderly man : ……….. my son, very ……………… of you.

ACTIVITY
Role-play the above dialogues in pairs.

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