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.