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When Ms. Silverstone Greets Mr. Blake, She Asks him some Questions


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Functioning In Business, FIB 9C-8

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Saly: Explanations in Lao

Focus on Functions: Requesting Help

Larry: Focus on Functions: Requesting Help

Saly: Lao Instructions

Larry: Listen and Repeat.

Saly: Instructions for repetition.

Larry: Could you help me for a minute?

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Eliz: Sure.

(pause for repeat)

Larry: Could you try to figure out what’s wrong?

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Eliz: OK.

(pause for repeat)

Larry: Would you mind checking the cable for me?

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Eliz: No, not at all.

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Gary’s Tips: Offers and Requests

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Eliz: Now it’s time for Gary’s Tips with Gary Engleton!

Gary: Hello, Elizabeth! Today I’ll be talking about offers and requests.

When Ms. Silverstone greets Mr. Blake, she asks him some questions.

Notice that the expression “Can I...”can be used to make an offer or to request information.

Listen to this conversation:

Sil: Good morning, sir. Can I help you?

Blake: Yes. I have an appointment to see Mr. Chapman, Stewart Chapman, at ten thirty.

Sil: Oh, Mr. Chapman. Can I have your name please?

Blake: Yes. The name is Blake, Charles Blake of International Robotics.

Gary: When Ms. Silverstone says, “Can I help you?” she is offering to help.

But when she says, “Can I have your name, please?” she is requesting information.

Today’s Business Dialog also includes examples of both offers and requests.

First, Jerry asks for help and uses the expression “Could you help me for a minute?”

Carol answers with an offer to help: “What can I do for you?”

Let’s listen.

Jerry: Uh, Carol. Could you help me for a minute?

Carol: Sure, Jerry. What can I do for?

Jerry: Well, I can’t print this document.

Gary: Later, Jerry uses the expression “Would you mind...” to ask for help.

Let’s listen:

Jerry: Would you mind checking the cable for me?

Carol: No, not at all.

Gary: The expressions “Could you?” and “Would you mind?” are two ways to request help.

But notice that the response to these requests is different.

When someone asks Could you do something, you say “Yes” or “Sure” if you will do it, as in the Business Dialog:

Jerry: Could you help me for a minute?

Carol: Sure, Jerry.

Gary: But when someone asks Would you mind doing something, you say “no” or “not at all” if you will do it, as in this example:

Jerry: Would you mind checking the cable for me?

Carol: No, not at all.

Gary: Thanks for joining us today for Gary’s Tips. We’ll see you again next time!

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Saly: Expalanations in Lao the request beginning with "Could you ...

Jerry: Could you help me for a minute?

Carol: Sure, Jerry.

Saly: Going over in more details in Lao the difference between the two types of requests: Could you ... VS Would you mind ....?

Would you mind helping me for a minute?

No, not at all.

More explanations in Lao with examples.

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Eliz: Well, our time is up. Tune in again next time for Functioning in Business. See you then!

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