Asking for Information

There are many ways in which we can ask people for help or information. You can practise by reading the examples below.

Remember: Practice makes perfect.

Make sentences of your own substituting the underlined word / words in the sentence with the word/words in brackets.

  1. Can you tell me the way to the railway station? (post office)
  2. Could you tell me the time?
  3. I would like to know where the police station (hospital)
  4. Do you know the man’s name? (gentleman’s)
  5. Do you have any idea when the post office will open? (supermarket)
  6. Could anyone tell me the name of this village? (Use this phrase when asking a group of people for help or information.)(area)
  7. Would you happen to know how many people are waiting in line?
  8. I don’t suppose you know where my uncle is?( grandparents)
  9. I don’t suppose you would know how to cook this dish? ( sew on buttons)
  10. I was wondering if you could help me find this address.
  11. I am calling to find out when the TV repairman will reach my house. (Use this phrase when talking on the telephone.)( plumber)
  12. Do you know how to fix this problem?
  13. Could you find out if the train is late? (bus from Agra)
  14. Could you give me some idea of the price of this phone?(bicycle)
  15. I am interested in learning more about this course.
  16. I am looking for information about tuition classes.
  17. Have you got any idea of how far the doctor’s clinic is from the school? (bus stop, market)
  18. I don’t suppose you would know of anyone who can teach Bengali? ( Tamil)
  19. I wonder if you could tell me where the teachers are meeting.
  20. I wonder if someone could tell me why the woman is shouting.