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Nível Avançado › Making a Doctor's Appointment

  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Use the modals "could" and "would" to ask someone to do something in a polite manner
    • Make an appointment by phone

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MODAL VERBS FOR MAKING POLITE REQUESTS
Dialog: "Ok, could I have your name, please?"

The modal verbs "could" and "would", besides being used in the construction of the conditional tense, are also used to make polite requests and responses in English. Let's look at the examples below:

"Would", followed by "like", is a polite way of saying what you want. We also use it in a question to politley offer or invite.  Note that when responding to such a question it's quite common to use "would love to" instead of "would like to".

To politely ask someone to do something, or to ask to do something yourself you use "could". Note that "could" is used only in requests and not in responses.

1) WOULD

FORM (question): WOULD + SUBJECT + LIKE + COMPLEMENT?

FORM (response): SUBJECT + WOULD (LOVE TO) OR SUBJECT + WOULD + LIKE + OBJECT

  • Would you like to come to the dance with me?
  • Yes, I would (love to).
  • What would you like to drink, sir?
  • I'd like a water, please.

2) COULD

FORM: COULD + SUBJECT + VERB + COMPLEMENT?

  • Could you bring a bottle of wine to dinner?
  • I can't reach the remote control, could you get it for me?
  • Could I use your phone?
  • Could I borrow some money until the end of the week?

Sobre esta aula

For those who like to take care of their health, knowing how to make a doctor’s appointment is of the upmost importance. In today’s lesson, you will learn the correct way to speak with the receptionist to schedule an appointment, in addition to how to respond to his or her questions about your personal information

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