Requests games, worksheets, stories and songs

The language of requests PDFs and teaching ideas. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic.

Updated 22 July 2020

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)

Functional language main page

Articles on teaching requests

How to teach requesting

Classroom activities for the language of requests

The two blocks games in the last section of this article:

Blocks games for different language points

Lists of useful language for making requests

Useful language for making requests by level

Photocopiable requests classroom activities

Informal request phone call line by line brainstorming (in this e-book) – NEW

Telephone requests and offers simplest responses game (in this e-book) – NEW

Requests and enquiries with have games

Requests and imperative in travel English

Requests and future forms

If You Ask Nicely, a story teaching polite requests

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 game

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 stories

If You Ask Nicely, a story teaching polite requests

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

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus (link to read through on YouTube)

Requests and offers songs

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