Apologizing | Sample conversations
March 7th, 2017 in Improve English
Mary: I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I know you were badly hurt by my thoughtlessness.
Katrina: Forget about it. I wasn’t annoyed at all. I know these sorts of things can happen from time to time.
Mary: That’s so kind of you.
Storyline: Some boys break Mr. Samuel’s window while playing cricket in the street. Naturally, Samuel is upset with them.
Samuel: You’ve broken my window. Can’t you see?
Jack: We’re so sorry, uncle. We were playing cricket. We never thought that the ball would hit the window.
Samuel: Haven’t I told you not to play in the street? Why don’t you go to the park?
Jack: We know we shouldn’t have played here. We’re really sorry. We won’t repeat this mistake.
Samuel: That’s okay, but I don’t want you to play in the street again.
Storyline: Stella dropped a glass on the floor. Naturally, her mother asks for an explanation.
Mother: What was that terrible noise? Did you drop anything?
Stella: I’m sorry, mom. I dropped a glass on the floor and it broke.
Mother: Were you hurt?
Stella: No, but I’m really sorry.
Mother: I’m glad that you aren’t hurt, but why did you drop it? Haven’t I told you not to handle glassware?
Stella: I couldn’t help it. The glass was too slippery.
Mother: It’s okay, but you’ve got to be careful next time!