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 SarahNadia on Sat, 31/10/2020 - 17:29

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I said sorry, last day ago. When I can't remember about my promise

Submitted by georgeta on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 23:03

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I said "Sorry"wenever is necesary. Sometime when is not my fault.

Submitted by June Pann Phyu on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 19:40

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I said sorry last 2 days ago because I was late to wish my birthday.

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 06:46

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It was 3 days ago, I break my father's favorite glass. It was terrible, then for the next day, I buy a new one.

Submitted by Carlos Cabrera on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 17:41

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I was apologizing last year. Was a difficult but them healthy.

Submitted by Ye Min Oo on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 07:54

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It was last sunday. I went to the supermarket to buy a bag. After choosing a bag i wanted, i took it to the counter. But when i check my Credit card, there isn't enough money to pay the bill. So, i apologise the salesperson to wait for a little while. I called to my friend to come quickly to the counter. After all, i can solve my problem with my friend's help.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 09:00

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I always say sorry even it was not my fault. I think say sorry is good in communication society.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 08:52

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the last time i said sorry mmmm i think it was when me and my dad were fighting about going to the park and i didn't want to then he got angry after a little bit of time i apologized

Submitted by Pola on Fri, 02/10/2020 - 19:34

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I remember some of situations are went with me, but one of the situations it was very funny, in one day I was got in a taxi and when I getting down of the taxi and I hadn't paying attention and opened the taxi's door and I sudden someone passed on the street crushed by the taxi's door and she fell over then I looked on the ground, who is I crushed her by the taxi's door then surprisingly, she was my old classmate, while I said to her I'm sorry and it was my fault but when she was looked at me and I sudden she smiled at my face and told me oh, my classmate! so she was happy due to met us again after 12 years ago I didn't see her