Everyday English for ESL kids

Polite Requests

lessons for kids learning everyday English expressions

Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn how to make polite requests in English.

How to make requests

There are many different ways of making polite requests in English. If you are requesting something for yourself, use: Can / Could I have ...?

Here are some examples.

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Can I have one apple, please?

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Could I have some milk, please?

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Can I have some pizza, please?

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Could I have some cookies, please?

Rhymes for learning English

Do you like yummy food rhymes and songs? We love them!

Saying rhymes is fun! You can sing them or chant, or say in different ways (for example, one line loudly, and the following line quietly). You can add some actions (mime, clap, stamp, knock, and so on) for more fun.

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I like pizza.
I like cheese.
I like pasta.
Pasta, please!

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I like cookies.
I like sweets.
I like icecream.
Icecream, please!

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I like onions.
I like peas.
But I don't like eggs.
No eggs, please!

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I like lemons.
I like figs.
But I don't like cherries.
No cherries, please!

Games for learning English

Learn English while having fun with this game! Your friends offers you hot cross buns. But you don't like them. You want to eat something else, for example pasta or pizza.

Here is how to play this game.

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Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns!
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

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Hot cross buns?
No, no! Thanks.
They aren't for me.
Can I have some pasta,