Mastering the Art of Invitations and Requests

1 Invitations: accepting and refusing (with answers and audio)

  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.

Invitations: accepting and refusing worksheet

Short invitation dialogues (PDF)

(see the YouTube version of this exercise)

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2 Invitations and excuses

This exercise is a more advanced one than the one above. It aims to expand students’ vocabulary.

Extract from Invitations and excuses

See the YouTube video

3 Making requests – office dialogues

This is a more advanced exercise than the one below. So, it should be used after students understand the basics of making requests.

Extract from PDF

See the video on YouTube

4 Movie invitation (pair work speaking)

Movie invitations are fun. Invitations can be practiced using calendars and event schedules.

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5 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.

Requests around town (PDF)

(see the YouTube video)

Making requests around town

 6  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.  

Requests, advice and commands speaking skills (PDF)

Requests, advice and commands

8 Preposition Exercises for Location, Time and Movement (PDF)

5 Reported Speech and Indirect Questions Listening/Speaking Exercises

5 Gerunds and Infinitives Exercises

10  Adjectives Exercises Including Adjectives for People and Things 

3 Parts of Speech Exercises

7 Picture-Based Present Continuous Worksheets (PDF)

8 Preposition Exercises for Location, Time and Movement (PDF)

5 Future Tense Vocabulary and Speaking Exercises

5  Useful Passive Tense Practice worksheets

6  Present Perfect Language and Speaking Worksheets

11  Incredibly Useful Past Tense Simple Teaching Activities (PDF)

Listening/Speaking Exercises for Conditionals

7 Making Polite Requests (with answers)

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.

Making polite requests (PDF)

ESL Listening Activities Guide

5 Elementary Conversational Expressions Exercises

5 First Day Activities for an ESL Class

10 Really! Elementary ESL classroom icebreakers

7 Essential Speaking Activities for ESL Classes

3 Great Icebreakers to Start a Class

8 Invitation and Request Dialogues for Everyday Scenarios

8 Classroom requests & queries (with answers)

This  elementary exercise focuses on common classroom requests.

Classroom requests (PDF)

Classroom requests

9  Hotel dialogues: making requests exercise

 This is an hotel dialogues exercise focusing on common conversational exchanges between hotel staff and guests.

Hotel dialogues: making requests (PDF)

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