Дидактический материал для практических занятий по английскому языку, страница 15

a) 1 beg your pardon, b) I'm sorry to trouble you. c) May I inter­rupt you.

IV. Make up situations on the following:

1.You arrive late for your lectures because of a traffic jam. Make
an apology and explain your reason.

2.You had a dental appointment but forgot all about it. Phone up

your dentist to apology.

3.        Your colleague is asking you for the loan of some money. You
are not able to help her. You"re a bit hard up at the moment.

4. You have delivered to your customer some damaged items in the consignment. Apologize to him, offering to replace them.

          5. You want to pass someone to get to your seat in the conference


6. You have to break your promise to go to a party because you

have to complete an important report. Call your friend and apologize.

7. The smoke from your cigarette is making one of your col­
leagues cough. Apologize and offer to put it out.

8. You're a salesgirl. You've given a customer the wrong change.

     9. At a party a day ago you lost your temper with one of the.
guests. You've just met him/her again and are apologizing for your
behavior, which you think was due to overtiredness. Your apology is
generously accepted.

10.A man in the street is asking you the way to the nearest under­
ground station. You are not able to help him as youre a stranger your»,

11. For the first time in your life you've arrived very late, and you
see your boss is annoyed. How do you apologize?

Unit 6. Requesting

There are many English expressions you can use when asking someone for things or to do something for you. The choice of the right expression to use depends on: 1) how difficult, unpleasant the task is; 2) who you are; 3) whom you are talking to.

When talking to close friends or people you're on first name terms with, you may use pseudo-statements:

Hey, I need some change for the phone.

Oh, dear, I haven't got any change for the tram.

I don't seem to have any change on me.