In this video, Paul says sorry for making Noelia fall over. Listen to the language they use for apologising and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.


Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say!

Do you know what to say when you want to apologise? Listen out for useful language for apologising. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.


Paul: Noelia! I am so sorry! Are you OK?

Noelia: I think so. That was lucky.

Paul: I'm really sorry! I didn't see you!

Noelia: That's all right. I shouldn't have been running.

Paul: No, no, I should have been paying attention. 

Noelia: And they teach you not to run inside at school!

Paul: Still, it was my fault and I'm sorry.

Noelia: I'm sorry too. It was both of us. Honestly, it's fine. I'm fine. Don't worry about it. Hey, I saved the laptop though!

Bob: Yeah, I'll be there in …

Noelia: Oh no!

Bob: Uh oh!

Paul: Ahhhh … 


Ana: Hello again! Ooh, I hope Noelia's OK. So, did you notice the useful phrases used for apologising? Listen to me and then repeat. 


I'm so sorry!

I'm really sorry!

That's all right.

It was my fault.

I'm sorry too.

Honestly, it's fine.

Don't worry about it.


Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you want to apologise in English. Bye for now!



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Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 10:17


Emmm, I think I said sorry to my friend las week, and she said it's Ok, honestly I'm fine, it was my fault don't worry about it! !

Submitted by Fernando Júnior on Fri, 29/10/2021 - 01:53


Every single day I make something wrong. So, I said "I'm really sorry", "My fault", "I sincerely apologize for doing that". :(

Submitted by gutodarbem on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 23:18


The last time I said sorry it was in this morning. I dropped some water on the floor and my wife slipped. Now she is angry with me. I should have cleaned up the water before it.

Submitted by HeeHee on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 05:06


The last time I apologize was 13th October. It was my friend birthday and we played games. The winner had to pat other's forehead. And I did that to my Friend and she got pain in her forehead. So I apologized her😁.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 17:29


yes i think the last time i said sorry was three hours, at that time i was talking with a new friend on social media but I accidentally misread his name and i have to say sorry to him

Submitted by snoops on Mon, 04/10/2021 - 18:58


I apologized yesterday when I made a mistake. I excuse me to my wife. she laughed

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Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 29/07/2021 - 19:28

I say the word every day when I speak with native people, because I don't understand when they speaking very fast. We both talk in Spanish, but the accent is different between us and so confusing.

Submitted by Mau on Sat, 05/06/2021 - 16:04

Last week I had to say sorry to my brother for eating his food.
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Submitted by Seerin on Wed, 26/05/2021 - 12:37

My last sorry was today and i said to my husband. Because I made him very angry by making fun of him. But later we made up by asking apologies.