apologies "In this programme, we find out what you can say when
someone says sorry to you for something they've done wrong.
As you'll hear, there are lots of short and friendly expressions that
you can use to accept an apology in English.
So there's no need to be lost for words &
After you've listened to the programme, get some more practice by
doing the activity at the bottom of the page.
- with the script (BBC)
"In this programme we look at one
important way of being polite how to say sorry for something
you've done wrong.
As you'll hear, there are different ways of saying sorry in everyday
situations, but the patterns are easy to learn and easy to use..."
- with the script and an activity (BBC)
This Must Be the Place: Apologizing - Functional Language
"Apologizing in English is functional language that makes a difference when dealing with native speakers of the language. I used this scene to lead in the topic. This activity can be used with any level. In the end of the instructions, there are apologizing functions, according to the students' level of proficiency." (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)
excuses(derecho.uba.ar) Vocabulary: Parts of the body .Illnesses and injuries
Listening and Reading: Listening: A phone conversation
between an employee who can't go to work and his boss Grammar Focus: Linking words: and, so, but Pronunciation: Intonation in sentences Speaking: Apologizing and making excuses Writing: Write email messages apologizing and giving
and smoking bans(British Council)
1. Smoking vocabulary
2. Smoking - facts and figures 3. Excuse me! Can I smoke here?
4. Smoking Bans
5. Smoking bans - Opinions
6. Give Up smoking campaign
Pilot writes 32 absence notes for pupils after their flight was delayed for 20 hours
His note to one student read as follows:
"I am very sorry that Joshua was not at school today.
He has been involved in a secret mission in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea at very short notice.
We hope that this mission will soon be complete and that he will see you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Tuesday morning." (travelandleisure.com)
homework excuse "Teacher: Where is your homework?
Pupil: I lost it fighting this kid who said you weren't the best teacher
in the school."
Couple who had gnome stolen get replacement and apology 13 years later
"Now, after more than a decade, the gnome-napper has given in to his conscience and left a letter of apology along with a replacement...
Mr and Mrs Heard's gnome went missing during a nationwide spate of gnome mysteries in the mid 1990s when a series of them disappeared only to later bombard their owners with messages from around the world." (telegraph.co.uk)
Gypsy & the Cat - 'Sorry'(vimeo.com)+ LYRICS : "I know you well, say you're sorry
Don't you have to be sorry for that
I know you well, say you're sorry
I'm already a ghost of the past..."
Permissionby Sixx:A.M. (stlyrics.com) "I apologize
That your memory serves you more than I can now...
I cannot finish any of my thoughts
Forgive me for my wayward shot" - the VIDEO(YouTube)
sung by Timbaland (mp3lyrics.org) "You tell me that you're sorry...
I said it's too late to apologize...
And you say
Sorry like an angel" - the VIDEO(YouTube)
SCRIPT de la video
"I'm too weak,
I ate too much for breakfast
I've got a headache
My dog is sick
I can't right now
I'm not inspired
Makes me smell bad
I'm allergic to stuff
I'm fat, I'm thin
It's too hot
I'm not right
I've got shin splints* (this is when you run on hard surfaces too much
and your shins hurt from all the impact, it's very common)
I'm exerting myself too much
I'd love to really, but I can't, I just can't
My favorite show was on
I've got a case of the Mondays, the Tuesdays, the Wednesdays
I don't wanna (want to) do this
I wanna (want to) do something else
After New Years
Might make a mistake
I've got homework
I feel bloated
I've got gas
I've got a hot date
My coach hates me
My mom won't let me
I bruise easily
It's too dark
My blister hurts
This is dangerous
Sorry, I don't have a bike
I didn't get enough sleep
My tummy hurts
It's not in my genes
I don't wanna (want to) look all tired out
I need a better coach
I don't like getting tackled
I have a stomachache
I'm not the athletic type
I don't wanna (want to) get sweaty
I have better things to do
I don't want to slow you down
Do I have to do this?
As soon as I get a promotion
I think I'll sit this one out
And my feet hurt."