how to make offering in English


Here are some language expressions used to make offerings. They are used for making offers to eat and drink and also for offering to help of hers.

Offering to eat and drink

1. Would you like some tea?

2. Try one of these chocolates.

3. Help yourself to more coffee.

4. Shall I give you some apples?

5. Do you want some sandwich?

6. Would you like to have anything to eat?

7. Have another slice of cake please.

8. Would you like eggs or fish?

9. What drink do you like sir?

10. How about/ what about o drink?

how can we offer our service to others, example sentence

Here are some types.

Type A Shall I                           verb (….)?

Do you want me to+      verb (….)?

Would you like me to       verb (….)?

A – Shall I carry your bag for you?

B – Yes, please. It’s too heavy. I can’t carry it

A – Do you want me to buy the tickets’?

B – Yes, please. I’ll look alter my bags and wait for Ravi here.

A – Would you like me to call the doctor?

B – No. thanks. I will wait till this evening if I don’t get better
I’ll call myself.  Don’t worry now.

Type B Would you like

Do you want

A -   I’m thirsty

B -   Would you like some Fanta?

A-    No. thanks.

B-    Would you like some apple juice?

A-   Oh, yes please.

A –   I’m hungry. Is there anything to eat?

B –   Do you want some biscuits?

A –   No. thanks. I’d like some sandwich.

B -   Cheese or ham?

A –   Cheese and ham please.

Type C Imperative + noun phrase

A -   Have another slice of cake. Help yourself.
B -   Ok, just one slice.
A -   Try one of these chocolates
B -   Yes please. They’re really tasty.
A -   Help yourself to more coffee.
B -   No thanks. I’m, full I think.

Type B structures are also used in offering a choice between two (or more) things.

A -   Would you like tea or coffee?

B -   I’d like some coffee, please.

A – Black or milk?

B – Milk please

A – Do you want your coffee sweet?

B – Not too sweet, please.

A – Would you like a drink?

B – Yes please. Some Coke is nice.

A – Would you like to have some cakes?

B – No, thanks. I’m not hungry,

A – Would you like a cigarette?

B – No. thanks, I don’t smoke.

A – Are you ready to order your meal sir?

B – Yes. I’d like a roll, please.

A – Have some jam with your bun.

B – No, thanks. I don’t like it. I wouldn’t like it too sweet.

A – What drink do you like sir?

B – We’d like a glass of lime juice.

A – Here’s the lime juice sir.

B – We’d like a glass of lime juice with soda.

A – Have another cream cake my dear. They are delicious!

B – I couldn’t, I’m full.

A – Oh…. Go on man!

B – Well, all right, just one more. That chocolate one

Expressing Emotions in our conversation – example sentence

A -   What a beautiful saree!

B -   Good heavens’ Seven thousand rupees for a saree like that’

C -    My goodness!

A -   I saw the ‘Titanic’ last week

B -   Wasn’t it marvellous?

C -   Great! The music and photography were superb!

A -   Hello, what a surprise! Fancy seeing you here! I’m just going up the cliff

B     Oh dear! How terrible! He’s going to fall!

A -   Ooh   Help! Help!

C -   OK, we’re coming. Don’t worry.

Example conversation

A-Ajit   B-Balu   J – Jothi   M – Mean

A- Cold drinks will make you hotter and give you hiccups

B- Yes. I think Ajit is right. Can I offer you some fruit instead?

J- A good idea! Shall I give you some graphs?

M – Yes, please.

F – Father       S – Soorya       R – Raja

F- what’s wrong with the TV? The pictures are not coming.

S – Is it the power cable?

R – I’m not sure.  Anyway I’ll check if Ah’ I’ve got it. It’s the
cable from the antenna… It’s snapped. I can fix it in no lime
that’s marvellous! How did you detect it?

R- Don’t you know that I’m a student of electronics…

A – Oh dear! You’ve hit the ball too hard.

B – It’s gone right over the fence and it’s broken the office window

A – Now you’ve had it! Look! The Principal has come out and seen us.

B – We’re now in real trouble.

A – Do you like the countryside Neela?

B – It’s wonderful here! Cool and quiet. Oh! Look at that bird over there! How very         beautiful it is! What a long bright tail it has!

A – Sec what I have here for you Neeta!

B – Ah! How lovely…! The red roses are gorgeous! Thank you…
Mmm… I love these. They smell very nice.

Expressing Likes and Dislikes in conversation

There ore o number of ways of expressing  our likes and dislikes and preferences.

The following language expressions are widely in use to perform this function.


1. I like/Father likes.

2. I love / Mother low.

3. I am found of.

4. I am crazy.

5. I prefer.

6. I’d like to have

7. I d rather have

8. Yum I

9. It is interesting.

10. I want some…

11. I have a taste for….

12.I enjoy.


1. I don’t like…

2. I hate

3. I’m fed up with…

4. It is disgusting.

5. Yuk!

6. It is boring.

7. I don’t want

6. I wouldn’t like.

9. I’m not interested.

10. I don’t have the taste for it.

11. I don’t have the inclination

How to greet customer and in office

A – Hello.

B – Hello.

A – How are you feeling?

B – All right. Thanks

A – And how are you?

B – I’m very well. Thanks.

A – Good evening. Can I help you?

B – Good evening We’re just looking round your store.

A – Okay.

B – We’ll come to you if we decide to buy anything

A – You’re welcome.

A - Hi, Manisha.
B - Hi, Vijay.
A - Did you enjoy the film last night?
B - Yes, it was quite good.
A - How was the music?
B - I think it is remarkable. Rehman has scored well.
A - What about story and screen play?
B - Mmm… Not bad… I feel it could have been done better.
A - What else .. or… photography?
B- That I’d say is the most striking feature at the mm
Mani Rathnam has done a wonderful job.

M – Manager       8 – Sales Promoters

M – Good morning gentlemen

S – Good morning sir.

M – Can l have your sales report, please?

S – Yea. They are ready sir. Here you are.

M – Thank you everyone… I’ll bo pleased If you clarify things as
I have a glance at your reports.

S- Yes, sir… that’s easy.

S – Seller        C – Customer

S – Good afternoon, madam. Can I help you?

C – Good afternoon. Mmm   I’m looking for some souvenirs.

S – Would you like to have a look at our handicraft goods, Here
are some hand loom dresses…. Some ivory carvings and
metal carvings, we have some beautiful bed spreads and
some lovely shawls…

Greeting or congratulate other some sample scenrio

On one’s passing his/her examination.

A -   Congratulations Kamal. I hear that you have passed with top marks.
B – Thank you Ajit.
A – Well done: keep it up. AH the best.
B – Thank you once again.

On one’s birthday.

A - I’m 16 today, Roshan.

B -Well, Congratulations. Banu.

A- Thank you very much.

Happy Birthday. Banu.
Yes. Many Happy Returns.
Thank you all tor coming to the party.


On one’s engagement or on one’s wedding.

A -   Kavitha. I’m engaged to Vinod.

B -   Oh. Congratulations Prabna When is the big day?

A -   You moan our wedding?

B -   That’s right

A – I m no! sure yet; but we hope to marry sometime m March

On one’s appointment to a new Job or on one’s getting his/her promotion

A – Hello. Sunder. Congratulations. I hear that you’ve been promoted as the Manager of IClCI Bank.
B – Thank you Ramesh.

A – You deserve ft for your talent and your hard work. My best wishes. Good luck with your new position
B – It’s very nice of you. Ramesh.

On one’s wedding anniversary.

A – Hello, is it Aysha /

B – Yes, Aysha speaking. /

A – Hello Aysha, it’s me, Meena.

B – Listen! I’m having a party on Saturday Can you come?

A – Why. What’s the special occassion ?

B – Us my third wedding anniversary. Aysha.

A – Oh. Congratulations. Meena.” But I’m sorry I can’t come. I’m
going to my cousin’s wedding in Cochin.

B – Never mind. Perhaps next time Bye

A – Bye

Expressing our emotion – basic and simple sentence

A -   My goodness! It’s very hot and humid in Chennai today.

B -   Anita, it must be quite different in Bangalore now

A -   Yes, it’s cool and fine there. The mercury doesn’t go above 22″ Celsius.

B -   Is it like spring m England?

A –   Almost like spring, flowers begin to bloom

Eg:- Oh! Expressing Interest, surprise

Oh I How nice to see you Gopi!

Oh!  Look ft s raining! What a good thing for our paddy crop

Ah! Expressing satisfaction, recognition

Ah! That’s fine.

Ah! There he is. I thought he wouldn’t turn up.

Hey’ /hey/ Calling someone’s attention (Not polite)

A – Hey, look at that!

B – Oh dear! What on earth is this!

A – That’s the skeleton of a dinosaur

B – Where on earth did they find this?

A – They dug n out in China.

B – My goodness, such a huge animal!

M-Meena         A – Ami

M -   Hey! Mind the rocks. Anna. They took quite slippery.

A –    Won’t you keep quiet for once, Meena. Let me go on to that rock and take a            photo.

M -   Anita, be direful!  Those rubber slippers of yours don’t look quite right for wet         rocks.

Ooh! Expressing pleasure

A -   Ooh, how lovely! Shall we take this doggy home Mummy?

B-    Yes. If you warn to

A -   Thank you very much Mummy

Ow! / also Ouch! / aut /

A -   Ow, it really hurts’ doctor.

B – What happened?

A –   I played football and have sprained my leg.

how to Making Requests

We can use one of the following language expressions

when we want to get something done by someone for us.

“Wilt’ ‘can’ ‘Could’ and Would’ are used for more polite requests.

We are making polite requests when we show consideration for others feelings and wishes. We show more politeness to important people and unfamiliar people. The more words we use the more polite we are.

1. Will you open the window for me please?

2. Can you carry mil bog for me, please?

3. Please, would you help me find my way?

4. Please, could you loll me how to dial this phone?

5. I wonder if you could cash this cheque for me

6. Would you mind calling a call taxi for me?

7. Could I speak lo Dr. Sajeev please?

8. Be generous will your gifts for the orphan children?

9. We hope you will publish this?

10. Could I sit next to you?

11. You’ll tell us about your tour in Singapore, won’t you?

12. Love your Planet; Leave it a better place for your children and grand children I

Asking For and Giving Directions

We can use a number of language expressions to perform the function
of asking for and giving directions.

When you approach or interrupt or call a stranger on the  street to ask for direction it is always polite to say

“Excuse me” first and say please at the end.

Language Expressions

1. Excuse me, where is the post office, please?

2. Excuse me, can you show me the way to the bus stop, please?

3. Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the Secretariat, please?

4. Excuse me. Is there a pharmacy near here?

5. Excuse me, could you direct me to the Adyar Cancer Institute, please?

6. Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to the railway station please?

7. I wonder if you could tell me the way to the IIT, please?

8. Would you mind my asking you the way to the Film city, please?

9. Excuse me guys, can anyone of you tell me where the Planetorium is?

10. Excuse me, How can I get to the Public Library, please?

11 .Excuse me, what train is it to Trichy?

12. I’m sorry for troubling you, where about is the Government Press, please?

How to express our suggestion example sentence

A- Shall we watch a video now?

B- Oh no! We watched one last night.

A- How about a game of cards, then?

B- Well, let’s play a game or two.

A- I’ll get the cards packet.

B- Why don’t you study medicine?

A- Oh no! I’m very weak in my Biology.

B- Then, what are you planning to do?

A- I hope to study music and Sound Engineering.

B- If that’s your interest you go ahead with it.

A- Thank you for your advice.

B- It’s a lovely day! What shall we do?

A- Let’s go to the beach.

B- Oh no, it’s boring-

A- Well, let’s play some music.

B- O.K. I’ll get my keyboard. You’d better bring your guitar.

A – Well, I’ll bring it now.

A – What’s on Star T.V. tonight?

B – Shall we watch the Football World Cup at 9.30?

A – No, I don’t like football.

B – Well, let’s watch Terminator 2.

A – What channel is it on?

B – It’s on HBO

A – You don’t look very well. What’s the matter with you?

B – I’ve got a headache and fever.

A – Why don’t you take some aspirin?

B – I’ll take some.

A – You ought to rest a little then.

B – You’re right. I think I will.

A- Rohan has sprained his leg. What shall we do?

B- Shall we give him a massage?

C – I don’t think we should give him a massage.

A – Then what do you suggest?

C – We’d better bind his ankle with a wet bandage.

A – I’ve lost my dog.

B – Why don’t you put an advertisement in the local evening paper?

A- That’s a good idea. You’ll help me to write it, won’t you?

B- Certainly.