4. Vocabulary

a. Look at the interruptions below. Which are a direct way to interrupt someone?

  • Could I just say…?
  • Hold on a minute
  • If I could just stop you there
  • I’m sorry to stop you, but…
  • Hang on
  • Okay, okay!
  • Could I just interrupt you there?
  • Sorry!

b. Discuss:

  • How would you pronounce Okay, okay! if you’re trying to interrupt someone?
  • What other words could you use to interrupt in a direct way?

c. Let’s look at phrases for polite interruptions:

These are on Worksheet 4c, which your teacher can send you.

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