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BBC口语对话 Unit 6 How to accept an apology (I)

How to accept an apology (part 1)

Amber: Hello, I’m Amber with another edition of ‘How to…’ the series that gives you useful language to do things in English.

In an earlier programme we looked at simple ways to apologise – to say sorry when you’ve done something wrong. In this programme, we look at how to reply when someone says sorry to you for something they’ve done wrong.

 

Now the good news is there are lots of short and friendly expressions that you can use to accept an apology. For example, if you’re with someone who’s really sorry for what they’ve done, you can just say:

That’s OK.

 

Amber: For example:

-I’m really sorry, Pete, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.

-That’s OK.

 

Amber: A good tip is to remember that when we accept an apology in English, we usually try to make the person who has said sorry feel better! Here’s another way to do this – you can simply say: No problem!

Amber: For example:

-I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday, Oliver!

-No problem!

 

Amber: Do you get the hang of it? You tell the person who has said sorry that what has happened doesn’t matter, that it isn’t important, now they’ve said sorry. Listen again.

-I’m really sorry, Pete, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.

-That’s OK.

 

Amber: And, if you know someone well or care about them a lot, you can just tell them not to worry about the situation. Listen.

-I’m sorry about the trouble I’ve caused.

-Don’t worry about it.

 

Amber: And, you can shorten this to: No worries.

Amber: For example:

-I’m sorry about the trouble I’ve caused.

-No worries.


Dear all.

This unit helps you to understand how to reply when someone says sorry to you. What have you learned from this part?

Regards

Ivy

 

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