- I‘ll have a coke (spontaneous decision)
- I’m going to have the pork chop suey (plan, intention)
- Can I have a beer, please?
- I’d like the onion soup, please/thank you.
- Can I have…, please?
- Two batteries for this, please.
- I’m looking for …
- I need …
- I would like to find …
- Can you tell me the way to the station, please?
- Could you tell me the way to the post office?
- Where can I find an ATM / a cash machine?
2. Polite written requests
- I was wondering if you could send me more detailed information about room prices.
- Could you tell me whether there is a swimming pool in the premises?
When can we use the present simple?
When we speak about things that are like that, generally true: What’s your name? What do you think? I’m 40 (years old). Do you have any siblings? I work as a teacher. I’m a student. I’m Spanish. Where do you live? Mary is tall, chubby. She has long dark hair. Her eyes are blue.
When we speak about our feelings and states: It’s cold. I’m tired. She’s really happy. We’re not angry.
When we speak about our habits and routines (with time phrases like “on Mondays,” “every day,” “in the morning,” “once a month”; and with F.A., frequency adverbs, like “always,” “often,” “usually,” “never”). On Mondays I go to my English lessons. Every weekday I go to work. I often meet my friends at / on the weekend.
Informal Proposals, suggestions: propuestas informales: LET’S …
Let’s do dialogue 1.45
Announcing plans: …GOING TO…
We’re going to start
We’re going to do dialogue 1.45
Please, do something: CAN YOU…, please?
Please, give me something: CAN I HAVE…, please?
Offers and Invitations: WOULD YOU LIKE…?
Answers: Yes, please. / No, thanks. / No, than you.
Would you like a candy/sweet?
Would you like another drink?with verbs: Would you like to come?
Offering yourself to do sth for others:
In Question Form: SHALL I…?
As a Statement: I’LL…Shall I start?
I’ll start! Is it OK? (Answer: Go ahead!)
- Why don’t you …?
- I think you should …
- My advice would be to …. / for you to … / for us to …
- I’m sure you ought to / should …
- Don’t you think it would be better to …. ?
- You should / ought to …
- If I were you, I’d …
- You’d better …
- I have a problem. I need some advice.
- Should I…?
- What should I…?
- I can’t work this out / sort this out. What would you do?
- I can’t make up my mind. If you were I/me, what would you do?