字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Do you sometimes ask your friends for favors? Listen to this phone call with my friend and learn how to ask for favors in American English. Hi, Sarah. It's Anne. Hi, Anne. What's up? I'm going away to visit my family this weekend. Would you be able to take care of my house while I'm gone? -Of course! -Thanks! Would you mind feeding my cat on Saturday and Sunday? Not at all! And one more thing: could you please water my plants on Saturday? Sure! Here are three polite ways to ask for a favor. One way is, "Would you be able to" plus a verb. "Would you be able to help me move into my new house?" "Would you be able to walk my dog?" Another way is "Would you mind" plus a verb in the -ing form. "Would you mind helping me with this report?" "Would you mind lending me your laptop?" We can also say "Could you please" plus a verb. "Could you please help me with my homework?" "Could you please drive me home?" Now it's your turn. What do you need? Ask for a favor in the comments. This is American English. Thank you for watching!