Test Your Vocabulary Skills!
Tick polite sentences and put a cross next to impolite sentences. Say what makes them either polite or impolite. Then find 12 pairs of matching sentences – one polite and one impolite:
a) Can I help you, madam?
b) Enter your PIN number.
c) I want an aisle seat.
d) Is it possible for me to take my bike on the train with me?
e) Could you remove your card, sir?
f) Give me your money.
g) What do you want?
h) Give me a timetable for Derby to London trains.
i) I want a return ticket to Nottingham.
j) Excuse me – where are the toilets?
k) I’m going to take my bike.
l) Can I have an aisle seat?
m) Is that it?
n) Would you be able to enter your pin number, please?
p) I would like a return ticket to Nottingham, please.
q) Where are the toilets?
r) Sit down over there.
s) Please take a seat.
t) Take out your card.
u) Have you got any timetables for Derby to London trains?
v) Would you like to pay by cash or debit card?
w) Sorry, would you mind repeating that, please?
x) Is that everything?
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