English for Everybody - Elementary Course
'Hey! Be careful!' 'Oops, sorry'
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Here are some dialogues with apologies. Look at the answers (in blue) and click if you think they are correct or not. Then click on Analysis to check. Remember, this exercise is mostly about English speakers in Britain.

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1. Ben: Have you seen my portable CD player?
    Joe: I left it in the pub. Sorry.

Q. Is this apology ok? Yes     No     Analysis

No. Leaving something expensive in a place where it can be lost or damaged is very serious. This apology is too relaxed, and will probably make the other person even angrier.