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8. Asking for help/support

Asking for help

We use these words and phrases to ask for help with something:

· I need some help.

· Could you help me?

· I'm a bit confused.

· I'm having some problems.

Explaining your problem We use these words and phrases to give details of a problem:

· I'm afraid I don't understand...

· Could you explain... in more detail please?

· Could you help me with ...?

· I'm not sure how to...

· I'm having a problem with…

· Ive got some issues with…

· I just dont understand…

Asking for information

We use these words and phrases to request information about something:

· Excuse me.

· Can you tell me...?

· Do you know...?

· You wouldn't know.., would

you?

· Do you happen to know...?

· I'd like to know.., please.

· And there's another thing

I'd like to know...

· I would be interested to know...

· Please could you tell me…

Asking for directions

We use these words and phrases to ask for directions to a place:

· Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to ... (place), please?

· Which way is the ... (place), please?

· Could you tell me where is, please? ...

· Do you know where is? ...

· Excuse me. Could you tell me where ... is?

Giving directions

We use these words and phrases give directions to a place:

· Go straight on.

· Take the first/second on the left / right.

· Turn left / right.Go along... as far as...

· Take the number ... bus / tram.

· Get off (the bus / tram) at.. (place).

· Carry on until you see...

· Look out for...

Saying you don't know

We use these words and phrases to say we cannot help someone:

· I'm afraid I can't help you.

· I'm sorry, I don't know.


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