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INTERRUPTING POLITELY
INTERMEDIATE LESSON (2:29 min.)


In this lesson you will learn ways to interrupt politely.
1. Click on the video below.
2. Watch the video. You can pause and rewind as much as you like.
3. Check your comprehension by doing the quiz below the video.

 


Quiz - Interrupting Politely

1. Which of the following expressions is correct?
    a) ‘Excuse me to interrupt but...’
    b) ‘I’m sorry for interrupt but...’
    c) ‘If I may...’
    d) ‘I’m sorry to interrupting...’

2. Which of the following expressions is incorrect?

    a) ‘I’m sorry to interrupt but...’
    b) ‘Sorry, could I just mention that...’ c) ‘Excuse me for interrupting but...’
    d) ‘If I will...’

3. Which of the following expressions can seem impolite?

    a) ‘Sorry, could I just mention that...’
    b) ‘Wait a minute...’ c) ‘If I may...’
    d) ‘Excuse me for interrupting but...’

4. Which of the following is most polite?

    a) ‘Sorry, could I just mention that...’
    b) ‘Let me speak’ c) ‘I want to interrupt...’
    d) ‘Allow my interrupting...’

5. Which expression is incorrect?

    a) ‘Excuse the interrupt’
    b) ‘if I may’ c) ‘Sorry, could I just mention that...’
    d) ‘I’m sorry to interrupt but...’


To learn more about this topic, check out the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/talkingbusiness/unit2meetings/1agenda.shtml