2014. 3. 24. 09:10

Give Me a Hand


▶ Language Point

< Asking someone to do something for you >

I was wondering if you could help me with my geometry homework.

Could you buy some milk on your way home? We are all out.

Would you mind typing this report for me? I'm too busy to do it.

Can you help me find my keys? They must be here somewhere.


< Making excuses >

I'm afraid I can't. I already have plans for tonight.

I'm sorry, but I have to spend time with my family this weekend.

I wish I could, but I'm picking my parents up at the airport tomorrow.


< Asking for permission >

May I sit here? I think all of the other seats are taken.

Would you mind if I left a little early today?

Do you mind if I open the window? It's a little stuffy in here.

Is it alright if I use your computer? My internet connection is really slow.

Can I look at your Chemistry notes? I was absent last Tuesday.


< Offering to help someone >

May I help you?

Can I give you a hand?

Would you like me to water your plants while you're away?

Let me get that for you?



▶ Dialogue


 Receptionist

 Yes, sir, how may I help you?

 Guest

 Yes, I need a room. Do you have any vacancies?

 Receptionist

 Yes, we have just a few rooms available. And how long would you be staying?

 Guest 

 Just one night. Is it alright if I check out around 2:00 tomorrow? My flight doesn't leave until 6:00 and I'd rather spend my time here than at the airport.

 Receptionist

 Check out time is at noon, but as long as you are out by 2:00, it should be okay. So, will you be paying by cash or credit card?

  Guest

 Do you accept American Express?

Receptionist 

 Yes, we do. Just sign here please.

  Guest

 Do you mind if borrow your pen? I seem to have misplaced mine.

 Receptionist

 No, not at all. Here you go. Now, is there anything else I can do for you?

  Guest

 Yes, I forgot to mail this letter this morning. It's very important. Would you mind adding it to your outgoing mail? Thank you. I really appreciate it.

Receptionist 

 You're welcome. I hope you enjoy your stay with us.



▶ Activity 1. Favors

< Example > : Pick me up at the airport

A : Hi,_____. I need a favor. Could you pick me up at the airport?

B : Sure, what day should I pick you up?

A : You can pick me up next Monday.

B : What time do you arrive?

A : At 7:30 in the evening.

B : What airline are you flying?

A : Asiana.



▶ Activity 2. Permission

< Example >

A : Do you mind if I watch the sports news?

B : Why?

A : I want to find out if Manchester United won.


How long do you need it?



▶ Discussion

3. Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Have you ever hitchhiked? Did someone pick you up?

4. Have you ever given directions to someone who was lost?

8. Have you ever needed help while traveling? Did anyone help you? Who? How?

9. Have you ever lost your wallet or some other valuable object and someone returned it? Have you ever found a wallet or some other valuable object and returned it to its owner?


Q : If you found a wallet / purse, and there were no people around not CCTV. What would you do?


I always keep it on/with me.

I always keep it in my pocket.

I never take it off in public places.

I am very forgetful / clumsy.



▶ Vocabulary

excuse : 변명, 이유, 구실 :: reason

lame : 절름발이의, 설득력이 없는, 변변찮은

obvious : 명백한

stuffy : 답답한 :: unclean air (hot / humid)

vacancy : 결원, 공석, 빈방 : empty room, available room

misplace : 제자리에 두지 않다. (그래서 찾지 못하다)

lost : 길을 잃은

outgoing mail : 발신 우편물

incoming mail : inbox, coming mail

countryside : 시골, 전원


▶ Expression

That's a lame excuse. (no effort excuse) :: obvious lie, clear lie

Let me get that for you? :: 보통 여기서의 that은 door를 의미함 ==> (usually) Let me open the door for you.


I'd rather ... = I'd prefer ...

I'd rather hike a mountain than go swimming.

= I prefer hike a mountain.


Sure, if you give me the money. I'll pick up your shirts.


I know someone who is just your type! I'll ask her if she wants a blind date with you.


I hitchhiked on a tractor.


Foreigners always choose me.

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