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 Kamelbenslimane on Wed, 02/03/2022 - 16:40


The last time I said sorry when I was speak with my friend

Submitted by Khandaa_14 on Thu, 10/02/2022 - 15:00


recently I said sorry because I miss the boat from my speaking time.
I regret what I am saying to my important person and also I apologize for my irresponsibility,

Submitted by mjanouchova on Tue, 01/02/2022 - 17:14


I said "sorry" to my partner last weekend. I was unpleasant on him. I was rather nervous and didn't feel well. So I hadn't enough patience to listen to his speech to the end.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Fri, 28/01/2022 - 12:42


Before yesterday I did a mistake and I apologized to him. Well, after apologizing I felt happy.
Whenever I do mistakes I always apologize for them.

Submitted by Bakyt on Sun, 23/01/2022 - 06:36


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Submitted by dainien521 on Thu, 20/01/2022 - 09:17


i think whenever i make mistake and affect other people. i always say sorry for that.

Submitted by Soe Soe on Mon, 13/12/2021 - 06:01


I said sorry my friend yesterday for appointment. I was sick .

Submitted by Soe Soe on Mon, 13/12/2021 - 05:58


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