Module 3, Unit 2

“Asking People to Do Things”

Base Sentences – (316-330)

316 Would you please tell Mr. Cooper that I’m here?

316 ¿Podría decirle al señor Cooper que estoy aquí?

317 Could you take these books home with you tonight.

317 Podría tomarlos libros a casa con ustedes esta noche.

318 Please bring me those magazines.

318 Por favor, tráeme esas revistas.

319 Would you help me lift this heavy box?

319 ¿Me ayudarías a levantar esta pesada caja?

320 Please ask Andrew to turn on the lights.

320 Por favor, pregunte Andrew para encender las luces.

321 Please put your books down on the table.

321 Por favor, ponga sus libros en la mesa.

322 Get me a hammer from the kitchen, will you?

322 Consígueme un martillo de la cocina, ¿verdad?

323 Hang up my coat in the closet, will you please?

323 Colgar el abrigo en el armario, haga el favor?

324 Please don’t bother me now. I’m very busy.

324 Por favor, no me molestes ahora. Estoy muy ocupado.

325 Would you mind mailing this letter for me?

325 ¿Te importaría enviar esta carta para mí?

326 If you have time, will you call me tomorrow?

326 Si tienes tiempo, ¿me llame mañana?

327 Please pick up those cups and saucers.

327 Por favor, recoger las tazas y platillos.

328 Will you do me a favor?

328 ¿Me haces un favor?

329 Please count the chairs in that room.

329 Cuente las sillas en la habitación..

330 Please pour this milk into that glass.

330 Por favor, vierta esta leche en el vaso.

Verb Study

1. tell (told), ask (asked) =

(A) Please tell Mr. Cooper that I’m here. (B) I’ve already told him.(C) Please ask Andrew to help me. (D) I’ve already asked him. (A) Por favor, decirle al señor Cooper que estoy aquí. (B) ya le he dicho. (C) Solicite Andrew para que me ayude. (D) Ya le he preguntado.

2. take (took), bring (brought), get (got) =

(A) Take these books home with you tonight. (B) I took them home with me last night. (C) Please bring me those magazines. (D) He brought me two magazines. (E) Get me a hammer from the kitchen will you? (F) He got me a hammer from the kitchen. (A) Tome estos libros a casa con ustedes esta noche. (B) Las llevé a casa conmigo anoche. (C) Por favor, tráeme esas revistas. (D) El me trajo dos revistas. (E) Dame un martillo de la cocina que va a hacer? (F) Él me consiguió un martillo de la cocina.

3. turn (turned) on, turn (turned) off =

(A) Please ask Andrew to turn on the lights. (B) Andrew already turned on the lights. (C) Please ask Andrew to turn off the lights. (D) Andrew already turned off the lights. (A) Por favor, pregunte Andrew para encender las luces. (B) Andrew ya encendió las luces. (C) Solicite Andrew para apagar las luces. (D) Andrew ya apagó las luces.

4. pick (picked) up, put (put) down, hang (hung) up =>

(A) Please pick up those papers. (B) He already picked up the papers. (C)Please put your books down. (D) I’ve already put my books down. (E) Hang up my coat, will you please? (F) He hung up my coat in the closet. (A) Por favor recoja los papeles. (B) El ya recogió los papeles. (C) Por favor, ponga sus libros hacia abajo. (D) Ya he puesto mis libros abajo. (E) Colgar el abrigo, haga el favor? (F) Colgó el abrigo en el armario.

5. bother (bothering), help (helping) =

(A) Please don’t bother me now. (B) Is he bothering you? (C) Would you help me? (D) He helped me lift the heavy box. (A) Por favor, no me molesta ahora. (B) ¿Le está molestando? (C) ¿Me ayudarías? (D) El me ayudó a levantar la pesada caja.

6. count (counted) =

(A) Please count the chairs in that room. (B) I’ve already counted the chairs in that room. (A) Por favor, cuente las sillas en la habitación. (B) que ya he contado las sillas en la habitación

7. pour (poured) =

(A) Please pour this milk into that glass. (B) I’ve already poured the milk into the glass. (A) Por favor, vierta esta leche en el vaso. (B) que ya he derramado la leche en el vaso.

8. call (called) =

(A) If you have time, will you call me tomorrow? (B) He called me last night. (A) Si tienes tiempo, me vas a llamar mañana? (B) Me llamó ayer por la noche.

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

316 Would you please tell him that I’m here?

316 Would you please let him know that I’m here?

316 Would you please remind him that I’m here?

316 Would you please advise him that I’m here?

317 Could you take these books home with you tonight.

317 Could you take these books to the meeting with you tonight.

317 Could you take these books to the library with you tonight.

318 Please bring me those magazines. They’re not very heavy.

318 Please give me those magazines. They’re not very heavy.

318 Please hand me those magazines. They’re not very heavy.

318 Please pass me those magazines. They’re not very heavy.

319 Would you help me lift this heavy box?

319 Would you help me carry this heavy box?

319 Would you help me move this heavy box?

319 Would you help me wrap this heavy box?

319 Would you help me weigh this heavy box?

319 Would you help me measure this heavy box?

320 Please ask Andrew to turn on the lights.

320 Please ask Andrew to turn off the radio.

320 Please ask Andrew to turn the television off.

321 Please put your books on the (table/floor).

321 Please leave your books on the (table/floor).

321 Please place your books on the (table/floor).

321 Please toss your books on the (table/floor).

321 Please throw your books on the (table/floor).

322 Get me a hammer from the garage, will you?

322 Get me a screw driver from the garage, will you?

322 Get me a screw from the garage, will you?

322 Get me a nail from the garage, will you?

322 Get me a ruler from the kitchen, will you?

322 Get me a tape measure from the bedroom, will you?

323 Hang up my coat in the closet, will you please?

323 Hang my coat up in the closet, will you please?

323 Put my coat in the closet, will you please?

323 Leave my coat in the closet, will you please?

323 Put my coat back in the closet, will you please?

324 Please don’t bother me now. I’m very busy.

324 Please don’t interrupt me now. I’m very busy.

324 Please don’t talk to me now. I’m very busy.

324 Please don’t argue with me now. I’m very busy.

325 Would you mind mailing this letter for me? I’m busy this afternoon.

325 Would you mind mailing this package for me? I’m busy this afternoon.

325 Would you mind wrapping this package for me? I’m busy this afternoon.

325 Would you mind calling Mr. Cooper for me? I’m busy this afternoon.

326 If you have time, will you call me tomorrow?

326 If you have time, would you visit me tomorrow?

326 If you have time, can you come to see me tomorrow?

326 If you have time, could you do a favor for me tomorrow?

327 Please pick up those nails.

327 Please pick up those screws.

327 Please pick up those books.

327 Please pick up those magazines.

327 Please pick up those papers.

328 Will you do me a favor? I’m very busy this afternoon.

328 Would you do me a favor? I’m very busy this afternoon.

328 Can you do me a favor? I’m very busy this afternoon.

328 Could you do me a favor? I’m very busy this afternoon.

329 Please count the chairs in that room.

329 Please count the windows in that room.

329 Please count the pictures in that room.

329 Please count the rugs in that room.

330 Would you please pour this milk into that glass.

330 Will you please pour this milk into that glass.

330 Could you please pour this milk into that glass.

330 Would you mind pouring this milk into that glass.

*** Would you please ask Andrew to (hang my coat up)?

(get me a hammer/take back these books/bring me those magazines)

*** (If you have time), will you call me tomorrow?

(If you are able to/If you think of it)

Reading Practice

Henry Allen

When Henry Allen came home from the office last Thursday night he saw a note from his wife on the kitchen table. Cuando Henry Allen llegó a casa de la oficina de la noche del jueves que vio una nota de su mujer en la mesa de la cocina.

“Henry,” the note said, “my mother isn’t feeling well and I am going home to be with her for a few days. There are a few things that ought to be done while I’m away.” “Henry”, la nota decía: “mi madre no se sentía bien y me voy a casa para estar con ella durante unos días. Hay algunas cosas que se han de hacer mientras estoy fuera.”

“First, take your blue coat to the dry cleaner’s ” and leave your shirts at the laundry. At the same time, would you please stop at the shoe repairman’s and get my brown shoes? And go to the supermarket and get some coffee, milk, and butter. “When you get home, please telephone Mary Bickford and tell her I won’t be able to go to her party tomorrow evening. Tell her why I can’t come.” “En primer lugar, tomar su abrigo azul para la limpieza en seco” y dejar sus camisas a la lavandería. Al mismo tiempo, ¿podría detenerse en el zapatero y de tener en mis zapatos marrones? E ir al supermercado y conseguir un poco de café, leche y mantequilla. “Cuando llegue a casa, por favor llame a María Bickford y decirle que no voy a poder ir a su fiesta mañana por la noche. Dígale por qué no puedo ir.”

“There are three things that must be done before you go to work tomorrow morning: leave a note for the milkman asking for just one quart of milk, not two; put the garbage in the backyard; give the dog something to eat.” “Hay tres cosas que se deben hacer antes de ir a trabajar mañana por la mañana: dejar una nota para el lechero pidiendo sólo un litro de leche, y no dos, poner la basura en el patio trasero, dar al perro algo de comer.”

“If you have time on Saturday, cut the grass. Don’t forget the grass in the backyard. The newspaper boy will come on Saturday afternoon. Be sure to give him money. I think that’s all. I’ll telephone this evening and let you know how Mother is. Love, Alice”   “Si tienes tiempo el sábado, cortar el césped. No te olvides de la hierba en el patio trasero. El canillita vendrá el sábado por la tarde. Asegúrese de darle dinero. Creo que eso es todo. Voy a llamar por teléfono esta tarde y hacerle saber cómo es la Madre. Amor, Alice “

Henry looked out the window at the grass Alice wanted him to cut. His wife had asked him to do many things. He hoped her mother would be well very quickly. Henry miró por la ventana hacia la hierba Alice quería que cortar. Su esposa le había pedido que hacer muchas cosas. Él esperaba que su madre estaría así muy rápidamente.

Questions

1. What did Henry find on the kitchen table?

2. Where had Alice gone? (Where did Alice go?) Why?

3. What was the first thing Alice wanted Henry to do?

4. Why did Henry have to telephone Mary?

5. What did Alice ask Henry to do on Saturday if he had time?

Conversation

(1)

FRANK: Would you mind helping me for a minute, Tom? TOM: I’d be glad to, Frank. What do you want me to do? FRANK: Help me hang up this picture. Hold it straight while I put in the nail. TOM: I’d be glad to. FRANK: Hand me the hammer. Give me one of those nails, too, please. TOM: Here you are. FRANK: There. How does that look? Tell me if I have it straight. TOM: Yes, it’s straight, but it’s upside down.

(2)

ELLA: Would you bring me two eggs from the refrigerator, Barbara? BARBARA: Here are the eggs. Anything else I can do for you? ELLA: Yes. Put the egg whites in one bowl and the yolks in another. BARBARA: What are you making? A cake? ELLA: That’s right. Don’t tell Harry. It’s for his birthday. Keep it a secret. BARBARA: I won’t tell anyone.

Word List

box

closet

fork

hammer

into

kitchen

knife, knives

library

light

nail

package

picture

plate

rug

ruler

saucer

spoon

yardstick

Verb Forms

(Infinitive) (past & PP)

advise, advised

argue, argued

bother, bothered

bring, brought

carry, carried

count, counted

hand, handed

hang up, hung up

help, helped

interrupt, interrupted

let, let

lift, lifted

mail, mailed

move, moved

pick up, picked up

place, placed

pour, poured

put, put

put back, put back

put down, put down

remind, reminded

take, took, taken

throw, threw, thrown

turn off, turned off

turn on, turned on

wrap, wrapped

Supplemental Vocabulary

backyard

bowl

cut

dry cleaner

eggs

egg whites

garbage

grass

hold

keep

laundry

love

milkman

note

quart

refrigerator

secret

shoe repairman

straight

supermarket

upside down

why

yolks

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