Beginner: Food – Modals of Permission and Request

READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.

READ

Emma, you are right! The food here is really good.
I am glad you like it here. We can eat here again on Sam’s birthday.

Sure. I would love to dine here again. Anyway, could you please pass the salt?
Here you go. Your food looks nice. May I have a taste?

Yes, you may. Here, take some. It’s a fish chowder. If I remember correctly, your mom loves anything that is fish, right?
Yes, she does, since she does not like to eat meat. I will order a fish chowder for myself and a smoked salmon for my mom later for takeout.

CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Please answer the questions I’ll ask you about the dialogue.

ANSWER

1. Can you tell me when they will eat at the restaurant again?
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2. Can you tell me what Ron asked Alice to pass?
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3. Could you tell me what food does Alice’s mother loves?
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4. Could you tell me if Alice hates fish?
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DESCRIBING PICTURES

Study the picture for 1 minute. Make a sentence on what the character should say based on the given situation.

ANSWER

1. How should the waitress ask for their orders?
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2. How should Bella ask for a bowl of salad?
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3. How should Lucas ask for a glass of wine?
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CONVERSATION PRACTICE

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask questions, too.

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1. May I know your favorite food?
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2. Can you tell me how to cook your favorite food?
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3. Could you tell me something about the most delicious food you’ve ever eaten?
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4. Can you tell me something about your favorite restaurant?
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5. May I know the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
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