Requests games, worksheets, stories and songs

Updated 25 February 2017

Related pages

Requests and offers games/ worksheets page (combining the two topics)

Dealing with enquiries page (including lots of stuff relevant to requests like very useful saying no phrases)

Articles on teaching requests

How to teach requesting – LINK FIXED

Classroom activities for the language of requests  – LINK UPDATED

Lists of useful language for making requests

Useful language for making requests by level

Photocopiable requests classroom activities

Dealing with requests and enquiries responses card games

Do you have and May I have games (including practice of names of places and basic numbers)

Requests and comparative adjectives speaking and presentation

Longer request phrases card games

Responding to requests politeness competition game

Requests in the classroom game (for adults or young learners, with practice of lots of lovely verbs)

Sentence construction requests game (for Everybody Up 4 but easily adaptable for other young learner or adult classes)

Asking for letters spelling requests game (for young learners, teens or low level adults who also need help with basic spelling)

Polite and formal requests

Responding to requests games

Requests guessing games

Requests and indirect language politeness competition game

Dealing with requests and enquiries line by line brainstorming (including telephoning language and roleplays)

Dealing with requests and enquiries politeness competition board game

Please + imperative for offers and commands in presentations (especially useful to stop student using imperative for requests)

Please + imperative for offers and commands in emails (ditto)

Requests and offers storybooks

My Gumpy’s Outing (link is reading of book on YouTube)

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus (link is animated version on YouTube)

Requests and offers songs

Quiet please (Can I have a pencil, please? etc)