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Unit 8 Useful expressions for dialogue_6332

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Unit 8 Useful expressions for dialogue_6332

Unit 8 Useful expressions for dialogue

Translation:

    1. Im very sorry to have done that. I didnt do it on purpose. 2. He apologized for not being able to attend the meeting. 3. Please excuse me for not being able to attend your birthday party,

    but my mother was seriously ill.

    4. He got angry, Im afraid. You shouldnt be so rude to him. 5. Im very sorry for quarrelling with you last night. I feel rather

    ashamed for that. I apologize for being so angry with you. 6. Its nothing. Theres no need to worry about it 7. He was very disappointed about not being able to take part in the

    competition.

    Listen and choose:

    1. What is Jane going to do next Friday?

     A. To have a swim.

     B. To have a good weekend.

     C. To have a dinner with Kate.

    2. What is Kate going to do next Friday?

     A. To have a swim with Kate.

     B. To have a good weekend.

     C. To have a dinner with Kate.

    3. What did Kate promise Jane?

     A. To have a weekend with her.

     B. To have a dinner together.

    C. Nothing.

    4. Why does Jane apologize to Kate?

     A. Being so angry with her last time.

     B. Being late for the dinner.

     C. Being breaking her own promise.

    Listen and answer:

    1. Why was Jane so angry with Kate?

2. How did Jane settle this argument?

    Useful expressions

    1. word [c]/[u]

     give /keep/break ones word

     word came that……

     have a word/words with sb.

     in other words

     in a word

     play on words

     man of few words

     get in a word

    2. change ones mind

     make up ones mind(s) to do sth.

     keep/bear sth. in mind

     out of sight, out of mind

    3. anyhow: in spite of that

     e.g. He may not like my visit, but I shall go and see him anyhow.

     Anyhow, its too late to do anything. 4. argue with sb. about/over sth.

     argument n. 争吵、说理

     have an argument with sb. over sth.

     we should try to settle this affair by argument not by fighting.

    5. apologize to sb. for sth.

     make an apology to sb. for sth. 6. be disappointed to do sth.

     be disappointed at/about sth. in/with sb.

     Your exam marks are rather disappointing, I hoped you would do

    better.

     to ones disappointment

    7. shout at/ to sb.

    8. I am sorry to have done that.

    9. be/feel ashamed of

     be ashamed that/ to do sth.

     what a shame!/ to ones shame

    10. There is no need for sth. /to do sth. Filling the blanks:

     Having had a good time in the swimming pool , Jane talked about next Fridays dinner with Kate. To her surprise, Kate said she would go away and suggested another time. Jane got so angry that she shouted at Kate and blamed Kate for not considering anyone but herself because she didnt keep her word.

     Two weeks later, Jane met Kate again and apologized for having been so angry with Kate. She explained that it was misunderstanding about plan that caused such an unhappy argument. But Kate said it didnt matter and that they would have dinner another time.

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