English for Everybody - Advanced course
Apologies. 'Apologise or die!
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Here are some dialogues with apologies. Look at the answers (in blue) and decide if they are correct or not. Click on Analysis to check. Remember, this exercise is mostly about English speakers in Britain.
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1. Mr Kessel: Go and get me a coffee, Matthew.
    Matthew: I'm sorry, are you talking to me?

Q. Did Matthew hear Mr Kessel? Yes     No     Analysis

Yes. He did but he is pretending that he didn't. Matthew is offended by the way he was given the order, and is suggesting that when Mr Kessel talks to him he should be more polite.