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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The last time I said sorry was when I was in junior high school.I broke something by assident,but I dared not to admit it to my mother.Finally,my mom found out and want me to apologized to her.So,I said sorry to her.

Submitted by d.aldaye on Wed, 13/03/2024 - 14:27


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

Hmmm, it was in the last month, when my sister bought a small kind status from an online shop, and she was so happy about it, she put it on the bookcase, and one day when I wanted to pull a book for reading, unfortunately my hand touched it and caused it falling down and it was broken. Despite of its lightness, still my fault and I apologized to her, though. So this pushed me to rebuy a new one for her.  

Yesterday, my mom assisted me to buy small size trash bag. I accidently bought a large size trash bag. She was really mad at me. I feel so sorry to her. 

Submitted by Danillka on Mon, 11/03/2024 - 13:18


maybe it was yesterday when i fell asleep against my will and when i wake up i wrote my bf "i'm really sorry for this"

Submitted by fae on Thu, 18/01/2024 - 17:51


today in the driving class when I didn't pay attention to the blind spot.

Submitted by imhalid on Mon, 15/01/2024 - 22:43


im sorry for living in earth.

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Submitted by Mohamedessamel… on Wed, 10/01/2024 - 17:06


It was yesterday

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Submitted by YANKYAWNAING on Thu, 04/01/2024 - 13:18


It was yesterday.

Submitted by Frau on Wed, 27/12/2023 - 19:17


It is last week Maybe !