Asking for permission
Read and listen to the dialogue. Then click 'Hide / Show "You"'. Complete the conversation and listen. Then swap roles.
Mum: Can you do the washing-up, please?
You: I'm sorry, I can't. I have to do my homework.
Mum: Oh. Well, go and start your homework now.
You: Mum ... can I go to the cinema with Kerry later?
Mum: Sorry, you can't. You have to do your homework!
You: But I haven't got much homework to do.
Mum: First do the washing-up and your homework!
You: Of course! But can I go out with her after that?
Mum: Mmm ... OK. Yes, you can.
You: Thanks, Mum.