Sitcom: Could you do me a favor? (Top Notch Fundamentals Unit 13-1)

source: Mohammed Abuarisha/Pearson Education, INC   2010年10月28日
* social language: Request favors
* grammar: Requests with Could you

# video script:
(Mr. Evans requests Marie to do a few things for him.)
Mr. Evans: Marie, could you do me a favor? I'm having lunch with a client in an hour, and I spilled coffee on my tie. Could you go to the store and buy a new tie for me?
Marie: Sure, no problem.
Mr. Evans: And can you get a newspaper for me at the store on the corner?
Marie: Yup.
Mr. Evans: This coffee is cold. Could you buy me a cup of coffee, too?
Marie: Sure.
Mr. Evans: Also, this shirt doesn't look very nice. Can you buy me a new shirt?
Marie: Of course.
Mr. Evans: Could you get me a new suit, too?

Marie: Yes.
Mr. Evans: And can you play the violin for me after lunch?
Marie: Certainly.
Mr. Evans: Could you fix my car tonight?

Marie: Yes, sir.
Mr. Evans: You didn't hear me at all, did you?
Marie: I'm sorry, what did you say?
Mr. Evans: Nothing. Nothing. I'm going to the store to buy a new tie.

Marie: OK.
(Mr. Evans leaves.)
Marie: Can I fix his car tonight? Yeah, right.