Apologising

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.

Instructions

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

Transcript

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 Kuheli on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 23:58

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Admitting that we did or said something wrong, and then apologizing to someone for it, can be nerve racking and scary, but it does not make us small.

Submitted by Rita25 on Tue, 20/12/2022 - 00:53

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As a Conscientious person, I tend to apologise a lot of times for a few minor mishaps. It's very silly though!

Just the other day, I was washing the dishes when the plate slip off of my hand, fell to the ground and scattered all over the floor. I admit I've got butter fingers and I'm clumsy most of the time. I had to apologise to our neighbor who live below our flat for causing a commotion. Luckily, they are very understanding.

Submitted by inmedik on Wed, 30/11/2022 - 11:23

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I dont like to apologise when the fault is my. I think i need to learning to apologise more

Submitted by jfuifhuiwfhuiw65463 on Wed, 09/11/2022 - 01:24

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In this morning, I've just made a big mistake ..hmm for me not for her who I really respect. I don't apologise with but maybe I do. And I fix your own mistakes... OK brmmm brmmmm
Thanks for reading <3

Submitted by Antrax_ly on Thu, 20/10/2022 - 01:16

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A few minutes ago, I had to apologize with my friend, because I forgot to have our meet in the morning.

Submitted by wind886 on Mon, 17/10/2022 - 14:26

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I'm always apologizing maybe because I'm Japanese. I think that Japanese tend to say sorry too much and I don't like it very much. But I said sorry just a few minutes ago. It's so silly.

Submitted by pessimist42 on Fri, 14/10/2022 - 08:35

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I apologized yesterday when I forgot do homework English teacher

Submitted by patipatka34 on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 13:53

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Haha, it's funny because actually I apologized yesterday to my boyfriend and today I saw this video and yes, it sounds really funny to me. I find that to be really funny.

Submitted by Furkansen on Wed, 31/08/2022 - 10:15

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The last time I said sorry when I getting on the subway because I accidentally bumped into someone and I apologize to him.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Thu, 25/08/2022 - 07:58

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The last time I made my girlfriend unhappy, I wanted an apology from her. because it was my fault to blame her for nothing she did.