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Vocabulary: clarifying a dialogue.
BE CAREFUL ! This lesson will be short, and EASY, but it will be very important too, because it's frequently needed, since these expressions are very often used, and you must know them... You must remember these expressions...
Sometimes, and especially when you listen to a foreign language, you can't understand what was said to you right away. Therefore, you must ask for clarifications...
Asking for CLARIFICATIONS:
1) What is correct and quite formal:
- Really, I'm sorry. I couldn't hear very well. Could you repeat, please?
- Pardon me?
- I beg your pardon, could you please repeat?
- Sorry! I don't quite follow you!
- I could not get what you said...
- Could you say that again, please?
- I didn't quite catch that... Could you repeat it, please?
- Could you please illustrate?/ develop?/ explain what you mean?
- Could you give me an example, please?
- Would you mind repeating that?
2) And... what is informal, slang, or quite rude, ... that you mustn't say!
- "Huh!" = (Very informal and rude!)
- "What ?"= (It shouldn't be said! )
- I didn't get that ...
- What was that?
Well well! Now, you know what you should ask, or mustn't say when you think you may not have understood what people have tried to tell you! Yet, I'm sure you won't hesitate for the test...
Good luck, you're more than ready!
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