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Unit 7 - Lesson 32 - Offering, Accepting and Refusing Politely
Would you like ...?
"Would you like something" is a more polite form of "Do you want something".
|Formal||Would you like a cup of coffee?|
|Informal||Do you want a cup of coffee?|
How to accept or decline a cup of coffee:
|Formal||Yes, please.||No, thank you.|
|Informal||Yes, I'd like some.||No, thanks.|
|Very informal||I'd love one.||No.|
How do you take it?
Saying how you would like your coffee...
|Black with sugar, please.|
|White, no sugar, please.|
|White with sugar, please.|
|A little milk, but no sugar, please.|
Now let's see how Mr Bean does it...
Mr Bean is in the staff room at school. He is making a cup of coffee. Miss Smith comes in ...
|Mr Bean:||Hello, Miss Smith. Would you like a cup of coffee? I'm just making some.|
|Miss Smith:||Oh, yes please, that would be lovely.|
|Mr Bean:||How do you take it?|
|Miss Smith:||With milk and sugar please.|
Mr Bean makes the coffee
|Mr Bean:||Here you are.|
|Miss Smith:||Thank you.|
Their colleague Mr Martin comes in
|Miss Smith:||Good morning Mr Martin, coffee?|
|Mr Martin:||Oh, great! Yes please, I'd love one.|
|Mr Bean:||Milk and sugar?|
|Mr Martin:||A little milk, but no sugar, please.|
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