Discuss: Can you give me some money to buy a train ticket—please?

EnglishClub Discussion Point

You are approached in the street by a well-dressed man who says that he has lost his wallet. He asks politely and apologetically if you could give him $12.85 to buy a train ticket.

What do you do?

(Please leave your ideas in the Comments box below ↓)

approach (verb): come near; walk up to
wallet (noun): small case for money and credit cards
politely (adverb): with good manners
apologetically (adverb): in a way that shows somebody is sorry

By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub April 2018
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.

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