I wrote "give" instead of "passing" for the word Podaję and I was marked right. Are these the same ???
Well, podać means to pass, and dać means to give. I can imagine saying "Daj mi talerz" instead of "Podaj mi talerz", it would definitely be less polite, but should have the same effect...
Generally "tobie" is the emphasised version - and as such, only "tobie" could be put at the beginning or the end of a sentence (unless the sentence is like literally two words long, e.g. Dziękuję ci)
Actually "Podaję tobie talerz" seems quite okay to me, but "ci" is better.
In the audio version of this exercise, I heard:
"podajecie talerz" - you are passing the plate
Not too sure how you would decipher between these two sentences, obviously context in real life.