10 Invitations and Requests Dialogues and Listening Exercises for Everyday Scenarios
Pictures of real life situations give context to short conversational exchanges including invitations and requests, accepting and refusing and giving advice and making suggestions. It helps students understand, relate and identify with these everyday situations. And listening exercises with visual context help students gain a greater understanding of the English language.
1 Invitations: accepting and refusing (with answers and audio)
This is a listening/ speaking skills exercise and worksheet to help English language learners to practice giving invitations, accepting invitations and refusing invitations in a variety of situations. Students try to complete the invitations conversations using the pictures and the useful vocabulary. Or you use the audio and you can have a listening lesson instead/as well.
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2 Making requests around town (with answers and audio)
Students try to write commonly used requests and short conversations that are appropriate for the situations shown in the pictures. And then listen to the conversations to compare and check their answers.
3 Requests, advice and commands speaking skills (with answers and audio)
This is a speaking/listening exercise and worksheet for English language learners to practice deciding whether to give commands, advice or make polite requests in a variety of situations shown in the pictures. This exercise can be done as a listening exercise now that I have added audio.
4 Office dialogues: making requests exercise (with answers and audio)
This is an office dialogues exercise to help students learn how to make polite requests in English. The pictures provide contexts so the students can more fully engage with the meanings and uses of the vocabulary.
This is a grammar exercise and worksheet for English language learners to practice making polite requests in the different ways and different scenarios. Students match the expressions on the left to the pictures and write complete requests with the appropriate request phrase. Click on the image or the link at the side of the page to download the PDF file.
This is a speaking skills exercise and worksheet to help English language learners practice making invitations and giving excuses. Students match the excuses to the pictures and then have short conversations using the model on the handout.