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