Task-Based Lesson: How to Request and Offer Help

 How to Request and Offer Help

How to Request and Offer Help Lesson Plan


Requesting and Offering  in order to solve different situations face to face or by email

Target Phrases

  1. Could you give me a hand?
  2. Would you mind helping me out?
  3. Can you do me a favor?
  4. Would you like a bit of help?
  5. I wonder if you could help me with that
  6. Do you mind taking a break right now?

How to Respond to Polite Requests

  • ok
  • sure
  • certainly
  • no problem
  • Yes
  • Please
  • Ok
  • I am  afraid I can’t do it
  • No, Thanks
  • Thank you

Request and Offer Help Exchanges

  1. I need to buy a product on amazon, can you help me with that?
  2. How can I help you?
  1. Would you mind helping me with the suitcases?
  2. Yes, of course
  1. My computer is not working, Could you help me?
  2. Sure
  1. I need a new laptop, could you help me ?
  2. Yes, come over here 
  1. Could you lend me a few dollars?
  2. sure, no problem


  • Teacher  gives students a wordle and students create polite requests and send them to the class whatsapp group. If the sentences made by the students are the exact ones that the teacher has, the team gets a point, the team with more points gets a chocolate or two.
  • Teacher gives a quizlet set of expressions  and students classify those expressions into expressions to give and ask for help.
    • Could you help me please?
    • Do you need my help?
    • I was wondering if you needed any help
    • Can I ask you a favor?
    • How may I help you?
    • Can you do me a favor?
    • Could you do that for me?
    • Would you mind giving me some help?
    • Would you do that for me?
    • What can I do for you sir?
    • How can I help you?
    • Could I use your phone?
    • Do you want me to help you?
    • Can I give you a hand?


Students are going to create a dialogue about asking for help

Post- Task

Students are given a set of questions that they have to fix.

Related Information

How to Make Requests in English