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Stage 12

Can I help?

Aprenda nesta lição a oferecer ajuda em inglês e melhorar seu relacionamento com os nativos da língua ao seu redor.

1 . Ouça a gravação e relacione cada diálogo com uma das situações abaixo (a-e).

a) Somebody is offering to help someone use a computer.

b) Somebody is offering to help a customer in a shop.

c) Somebody is offering to help someone prepare dinner.

d) Somebody is offering to help someone with a suitcase.

e) Somebody is offering to help someone who is lost.

2 . Você ouviu cinco expressões diferentes que podem ser usadas quando oferecemos ajuda. Consegue lembrar quais eram? Complete cada frase a seguir com uma palavra do quadro abaixo.

anything | would | need | may | do | can | like | assistance

1 That looks heavy, Maggie? ……………… some help?

2 You look lost. ………………. I help?

3 …………… I be of …………………… , sir?

4 It’s a complicated program, isn’t it? ……………… you …………. some help?

5 Is there …………………… I can ………….. ?

Qual das expressões acima é a mais formal e qual é a menos formal?

Most formal: …………………………………………………..

Least formal: …………………………………………………..

3 . Ouça a gravação novamente para conferir suas respostas.

4 . Leia os diálogos abaixo e escolha o melhor tempo verbal em itálico para completar cada resposta.

1

A: May I be of assistance?

B: Thanks. I look / I’m looking for Mr Burn’s office.

2

A: You look lost. Can I help?

B: That’s very kind of you. I’ve just arrived in London and I don’t understand / am not understanding the Underground system.

3

A: Need some help, Janice?

B: Cheers. Sue and Steve are coming in half an hour and I need / am needing help to prepare dinner.

4

A: You look busy. Is there anything I can do?

B: That’s extremely good of you. I’ve been printing / I’ve printed these documents for the last hour and I really need a break. Can you take over?

5

A: Do you need some help, sir?

B: Thank you. I am wondering / was wondering how much these shoes cost.

6

A: May I help?

B: Thank you very much. I have / am having an appointment with Mrs Kenny at two o’clock.

5 . Coloque as palavras em ordem para formar expressões que usamos quando aceitamos uma sugestão ou ajuda. Todas as expressões apareceram nessa lição.

1 of / very / That’s / you / kind

2 trouble / you’re / it’s / If / no / sure

3 you / good / of / That’s / extremely

4 you / very / Thank / much

5 big / That / be / would / a / help

20 minutes+

Observe as situações abaixo e ofereça ajuda em cada uma delas.

1 Your best friend is carrying some heavy parcels.

2 A stranger in the street has dropped his shopping, and is trying to pick everything up.

3 An office colleague is carrying a lot of files.

4 A visitor to your office looks like she is lost.


Word Bank

appointment (substantivo) = hora marcada, compromisso, encontro marcado

document (substantivo) = documento

oven (substantivo) = forno


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1 d

2 e

3 b

4 a

5 c

Exercício 2

1 Need

2 Can

3 May / assistance

4 Would / like

5 anything / do

Most formal: May I be of assistance, sir?

Least formal: Need some help?

Exercício 4

1 I’m looking

2 don’t understand

3 need

4 I’ve been printing

5 was wondering

6 have

Exercício 5

1 That’s very kind of you.

2 If you’re sure it’s no trouble.

3 That’s extremely good of you.

4 Thank you very much.

5 That would be a big help.

20 minutes+

Model answers:

1 Need a hand?

2 Let me help you with that.

3 Can I help out?

4 You look like you could do with some help.