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.

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 victguevara on Fri, 14/04/2023 - 01:47

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In the place I was born, the citizens have to be very polite compared to where I live now. Here, I figure out that I said sorry for a lot of things that the people don't care about it.
Fortunately, I haven't had any accidents with nobody recently.

Well, I have said sorry a couple of time to be late to a meeting.

Submitted by HANNAH CHU on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 16:27

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The last time I said sorry was in this morning. Before being out of work yesterday, a colleague who works from home asked me a favor to turn off her computer, but I forgot it. This morning when she came to the office, she saw the computer was still on. Then I apologized to her and she said: it's ok, don't worry.

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Submitted by Isa.M on Wed, 29/03/2023 - 01:04

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The last time I apologized was yeasterday when I said an ugly word in front of my friend.

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Submitted by francoandrian on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 21:53

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When was the last time you said sorry for doing something?

The last time when I apologized was the week before when I was showing my project to the guy who finances it, and It started to work randomly.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 15:16

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I don't remember it.

Submitted by julia.LENCINA1 on Fri, 24/02/2023 - 17:02

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i don´t remember it