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 sara229 on Thu, 17/08/2023 - 09:27

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I told my daughter "I'm so sorry " yesterday

Submitted by ibrahimmoha on Wed, 16/08/2023 - 11:59

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today i apologize my friend and i say it was my fault I'm so sorry

Submitted by mahdipositive on Mon, 14/08/2023 - 12:56

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in the past when I was in turkey I accident whit a person and I said: I am sorry.

Submitted by faezezand on Sun, 13/08/2023 - 21:02

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The last time I said sorry was yesterday because I made a mistake so someone stolen my cellphone

Submitted by Axaashi on Fri, 28/07/2023 - 15:02

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my last time to give an apology was today after failed to response call from colleagues

Submitted by carrillojuan6 on Wed, 12/07/2023 - 22:47

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i apologized two days ago with my boyfriend because i misunderstanding something he tried to explain me

Submitted by CintiaPaulino on Wed, 12/07/2023 - 12:16

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It was two days ago, I apologize to my auntie, because I was kind of rude when I talked to her on Sunday lunch.

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Submitted by Mahsa2023 on Tue, 11/07/2023 - 10:02

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I apologized yesterday because my colleague was angry with me.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Mon, 26/06/2023 - 17:08

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The last time I said sorry was yeasterday... to my girlfriend... I was at home too late)