Learn English with Mr. Duncan - Lesson 10 (Saying Sorry)


you know the world of English is a fun and exciting place to be

I'm so glad you could join me for another lesson

wow this is such a beautiful vase

how much did you say it's worth 10,000 pounds that's a lot of money and there's

only two of these left in the world

yes well all I can say is I hope you take good care of it because the last

thing you want to do is drop it

hi everybody this is mr. Duncan in England how are you today

are you okay I hope so

are you happy I hope so

in this lesson we will look at an action which for many of us is very hard to do

saying sorry


exclamation mark we all make mistakes and sometimes we say and do things that hurt

or upset other people more often than not we end up feeling bad about these

events and the emotion of regret takes over from our feeling of anger

we suddenly feel the need to say sorry for our actions and behavior

there are many ways of saying sorry I'm terribly sorry for what I said to you I

deeply regret my actions yesterday

please accept my sincerest apology

I'm so very sorry for what I did

I was in the wrong when I said those things to you

I did not mean to hurt you and now I regret it

it was wrong of me to behave that way and I'm sorry

nothing I say or do will take that action away but now i want to make it up

to you by apologising

I realise my mistake now and i'm sorry i hope you can forgive me

I apologise wholeheartedly

I hope we can still be friends

I'm ever so sorry that's my bad

oh I'm sorry

you can also say sorry

as a way of showing sympathy towards another person when you hear some bad

news from them

I'm sorry to hear about your father's death

I'm sorry to hear that you lost your job

I'm sorry to hear that you have been ill recently

of course the person you are apologising to must accept your remorse and if they

do they can say that's quite alright

I forgive you there is no need to apologise

let's forget it I accept your apology

so do not worry yes I forgive you

apology accepted

hey I'm sorry too - okay let's just forget about it

so we are friends again yes we should let bygones be bygones

all that is all water under the bridge now

sure I forgive you now come here and give me a big hug when we say sorry

when we say sorry we offer our apology we show our remorse

we apologise profusely

we ask for forgiveness we want to make amends

I'm sorry for eating your last banana

do you forgive me yes I forgive you that's nice saying sorry to another

person can be a very difficult thing to do

it can take us a long time to offer an apology

sometimes months or even years

we often resist saying sorry because in our own mind we feel that there is

nothing to apologise for

also there is the feeling of losing face or backing down

which can put us off apologising to someone indefinitely thus preventing us

from ever saying sorry to that person

is there anyone in your life who you would like to say sorry to - did you

recently have an argument with a friend or relative and did you say something to

them that you now regret saying sorry can be the hardest thing in the world to

do but once you have said it and it has been accepted then a huge weight will be

lifted from your shoulders and your friendship will be saved

I suppose the big question must be is it worth destroying a close relationship

over a few badly chosen words

surely the reply must be of course not

well another lesson has come to an end

thank you for watching me teaching you this is mr. Duncan in England saying

forgive and forget before it's too late

and of course ta ta for now 8-)