Everyday English for ESL kids

Asking People to Do Things

lessons for kids learning everyday English expressions

Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn some useful phrases for asking people to do things.

How to be polite

When you ask someone for something, or you ask them to do something for you, it is important to be polite!

Here are some examples.

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Can you help me, please?

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Yes, I can.

English lessons: polite questions
Examples of polite questions in English

Can you wait a minute, please?

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Sorry, I can't.

Magic words

There are words that work like magic.
They are words that you should say.
Try saying them every day!

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If you want something, you say please.

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Thank you

If someone gives you something, you say thank you.

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I'm sorry

If you hurt someone, you say I am sorry.

Basic English expressions through sounds
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Excuse me

If you bump into someone, you say excuse me.

Rhymes for learning English

Learn the polite words by rhyming! Aunt Mary teaches her nephew Bobo good manners.

Play with these rhymes. Recite them in different ways, for example one line slowly, and one line quickly. Try to mime, make funny motions with your hands, or stamp, clap, knock. Just for fun!

Rhymes for learning English
Everyday English: lessons for ESL kids

Please and Thank You
Please and Thank You
Sounds so nice
Sounds so nice
Manners are important
Manners are important
Be Polite
Be Polite

English expressions: resources for teachers

I have super manners
Yes, I do
I can say Please
And Thank You too
When I play with friends
I like to share
That's the way
I show I care