University English: the blog for ESL students

March 18, 2012

Correcting Someone

Filed under: conversation strategies,lessons — richardlstansfield @ 7:31 am

Are you sure?

Actually, I think you mean …

Actually, …

Don’t you mean … ?

Excuse me, but … ?

But, actually, … is … , isn’t it?


Introductory Exercise One answers

Are you sure? Don’t you mean July?

You’re right.

Excuse me, but that’s not really true.

I see.

But England is in Europe, isn’t it?

Oh, yeah. What did I say?

… right?

No, actually, I was born in 1965.


Introductory Exercise Two answers

14. 50

15. 1945

16. Germany

17. whales

18. shortest

19. ahead

20. wife

21. post office

22. orange … fruit


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