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 DzhusAngela on Thu, 14/12/2023 - 11:25

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I have a funny situation. I had to go abroad, and I took my mother's coat. She was very angry and I apologized

Submitted by Tahani Ahmed on Thu, 07/12/2023 - 10:57

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I apologized last week to my daughter when she was disruption

Submitted by Alberta Schiavon on Sun, 26/11/2023 - 13:44

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Last time I asked sorry was for a wrangle with my son

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Submitted by Husamettin C on Thu, 09/11/2023 - 13:46

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I think all the problems in the world will be solved if we learned honestly apologize

Submitted by Carlos Panjoj on Tue, 31/10/2023 - 00:16

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I said sorry last week, when my girlfriend was angry with me for to change our date.

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Submitted by Karinice83 on Fri, 20/10/2023 - 15:41

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Hello! Is it possible to say "the fault was of both of us" ?

Hi Karinice83,

Yes! Some other ways to say this are The fault was both of ours' and It was the fault of us both.

I hope that helps.

Jonathan

LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Toan3002 on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 01:32

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I always say sorry to someone although that is not my fault, or it is simply a courtesy.

Submitted by Mohammad Alsharif on Mon, 25/09/2023 - 07:50

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i don't know when i apologizing from someone. but when i feel that I'm wrong i said I'm so sorry about that. i don't feel ashamed.