Unit 7 Would you mind turning down the music?
Topic: Complaints Language goal: Make some requests politely
Target language: Would you mind moving your bike?
Not at all. I’ll do it right now. Could you please take out the trash? Sorry，I’ll do it right away.
I think it is a bit hot in our classroom and I want to ask someone to open the window. How can I say to you?
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Can/could you please open the window ? Would you please open the window? Would you like to open the window ? Why don’t you open the window ? Why not open the window ？
A new expression:
? Would you mind opening the window ? mind ——discomfort at something ( 介意） mind doing sth 介意做某事 mind not doing sth 介意不做某事
Make some requests politely
“Would you mind ….?” Situation1: Some students don’t listen to the teacher.
Would you mind listening to the teacher ?
Situation 2 : Some students don’t make the bed.
Would you mind making the bed ? Situation 3 : Some students don’t clean the floor. would you mind cleaning the floor ?
“Would you mind not ….?” Situation 4: Some students eat in class. Would you mind not eating in class? Situation 5: Some students sleep in class. Would you mind not sleeping in class?
--- Would you mind…?
Would you mind not….?
--- No, not at all./Of course not./Certainly not. Ok, I’ll do it right away.
Sorry. I’ll do it in a minute.
I’m sorry. I won’t do it again.
A: Would you mind doing the dishes?
B: No, not at all.
A: Would you mind making the bed ?
B: No, not at all. I’ll do it right away.
A: Would you mind cleaning the floor?
B: No, not at all. I’ll do it in a minute.
A: Would you mind turning down the music?
B: I’m sorry. I’ll do it right away.
A: Would you mind not sleeping late?
B: I’m sorry. I’ll get up in a minute.
A: Would you mind not smoking? B: I’m sorry. I won’t do it again.
A. Would you mind my smoking here? B. Would you mind cleaning your bike now? C. Would you mind waiting in line? D. Would you mind standing straightly? E. Would you mind not talking so long in a telephone? F. Would you mind not talking so loudly? G. Would you mind not smoking here? 1. In the library, if someone is talking so loudly, you will say, ______? F A 2. If he is a gentleman, before smoking, he usually asks, __? C 3. If someone cuts in line, you should say, _______? 4. If you don’t stand well, your teachers or parents will say, _____? D 5. Your mother will say, ______? if you often chat with your E friends in a phone
Translations 1. 介意做某事 2. 把音乐关小声
3. 洗盘子 4. 打扫院子
mind doing sth turn down the music
wash/do the dishes clean the yard
Would you mind opening the door? OK. I’ll do it right awa
Would you mind turning down the music? No, not at all.
Watch the situations around you, correct other people’s wrong deeds by using “Would you mind (not)…?”. And write down their responses.
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