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Sam didn't have his report ready on time. He is apologizing to the teacher and wants to make it up. S: Uh..., Ms. Lin, do you have a minute? I'd like to talk to you about my report. L: OK. But I'm sure you understand today is the deadline for handing it in. S: That's what I wanted to talk to you about. I don't have it ready. I'm sorry. L: Oh? You'd better have a good reason. Where Is Your Report?
S: I was going to finish it last night, but I came home too late. L: Where did you go? S: I went to an Internet café and.... L: And you forgot all about your report. S: Please, could you give me one more day to finish it? L: Well, all right. Just make sure it won't happen again.
Victor and Belle were supposed to go to a movie together last night. But Belle didn't show up and Victor is asking Belle what happened. V: Hi Belle, what happened to you last night? B: Last night? What are you talking about? V: You don't remember? The movie theater, 7 o'clock...? Must I say more? B: Oh, no. I forgot we were going to a movie. Victor, I'm terribly sorry. V: I waited for a long time. I even called your home but no one answered. I'm Terribly Sorry
B: Our family went out for dinner last night. Oh, Victor, I really feel bad about this. What can I do to make it up to you? V: Well, how about going to the same movie? I didn't get to see it last night. B: OK. And it will be my treat. Why don't we go tonight?
Useful Expressions Apologizing & Expressing Regrets Making an Excuse 1. (I'm) sorry. 2. I felt so/really/ deeply/heartily/ terribly sorry. 3. It was all my fault. 4. You are right to be upset. 1. I was so tired last night that I fell asleep without finishing the assignment. 2. I couldn't make it because it's too much for me.
5. You must be angry with me. 6. You are very right to be angered with me. 7. There is no way to erase what I have done. 3. Please give me a chance to explain to you why I missed meeting you. 4. I meant to be on time, but I got stuck in a traffic jam. There was just nothing I could do.
8. I'm sorry for missing our appointment/the deadline. 9. Is there any way that I can make up for my forgetfulness? 5. I promise it will never happen again. I've taken a lesson from it.
Exercises 1. Sometimes we are deeply sorry for our own mistakes. We can express our apologies by phone or we can write apology cards to ask for forgiveness. Work in pairs and complete the dialogues on the next page. (1) A: _________________________________ _________________________________ ___________________ B: You know, I was really hurt by hearing what you said. I meant to be on, but I got stuck in a traffic jam. There was just nothing I could do.
A: _________________________________ _________________________________ B: Well, all right. Just make sure it won't happen again. (2) A: What happened to you yesterday? B: ________________________________ A: It seems that you've forgot our appointment. B: _________________________________ A: Never mind. B: _________________________________ _________________________________ I felt so/really/deeply/heartily/terribly sorry. Yesterday? What are you talking about? I’m sorry for missing our appointment. Is there any way that I can make up for my forgetfulness?
A: Well, how about buying me a lunch? B: Great. See you at 12:00. 2. Now based on the above dialogues, complete an apology card and read it out to your classmates.
Part 1 You are going to hear three people apologize. Why are they apologizing? Write the keywords for each apology in the blank. Then make a check ( ˇ ) in the box to show if the person is giving an excuse, admitting a mistake, or making an offer. Keywordsgive an excuse admit a mistake make an offer 1. _____________ _____________ 2. ___________ 3. _____________ □□□□□□ □□□□□□ □□□□□□ ˇ Forgot to bring the book Turn the TV down Afraid of the dark ˇ ˇ
Part 2 You are going to hear people talk about things they did and now regret. Mark the correct picture with A, B, C, or D to indicate the order of each passage or conversation you hear. 1. ( ) 2. ( ) 3. ( )D A x
4. ( ) 5. ( ) 6. ( ) B x C
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