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Stage 8

I’m sorry…

1 . Há várias situações em que é preciso pedir desculpas por alguma coisa. Qual foi a última vez que você pediu desculpas e qual foi o motivo? Escolha as opções abaixo.

You forgot someone’s birthday.

You were late for a date.

You spent too much money.

You parked your car in the wrong place.

You bumped into someone.

You refused an invitation.

Anything else?

2 . Leia os pedidos de desculpas abaixo e identifique quem está pedindo desculpas e para quem.

1 ……………… is apologising to ………………

2 ……………… is apologising to ………………

3 ……………… is apologising to ………………

4 ……………… is apologising to ………………

5 ……………… is apologising to ………………

3 . O que as pessoas que escreveram as cartas não podem fazer? Relacione as cartas acima  (1-5) com as ações (a-e).

a) accept an invitation

b) be on time

c) give some information

d) sell anything

e) deliver something

4 . Você ouvirá a conversa telefônica entre uma empresa de mala-direta e um cliente. Diga se as frases são verdadeiras ou falsas de acordo com o diálogo.

1 There has been a fire at the factory.

2 The furniture will be delayed by one month.

3 At first, Mrs Webber wants to cancel the order.

4 The company will deliver the furniture free of charge.

5 The company offers to reduce the price.

6 Mrs Webber agrees to wait for the furniture.

Grammar: sorry

As preposições about e for geralmente vêm após o adjetivo sorry.
I’m sorry about the noise I made.
We are sorry for what happened.
They are sorry for being late.

Porém, os verbos apologise e forgive são acompanhados de for.
He apologised for waking her. Forgive me for not recognising you.
To feel sorry for someone significa ter pena de alguém.
I feel sorry for Paul because he is very lonely.

20 minutes+

Complete as frases a seguir com uma palavra apropriada do quadro abaixo.

sorry  | forgive | regret | excuse | apologise

1 We are calling to ……………… for the delay in delivering your order.

2 He is very ……………… about not coming to see you last week.

3 Please ……………… me for forgetting your birthday.

4 We deeply ……………… having to cancel your holiday.

5 ……………… me. I didn’t see you there.

6 I’m ……………… that I made you cry.


Respostas:

Exercício 1

Individual answers

Exercício 2

1 Barbara Flynn is apologising to Mr Perkins.

2 Moira and Alex Tate are apologising to Wendy and Jack.

3 The shop is apologising to its customers.

4 Dave is apologising to Linda.

5 Helen is apologising to John.

Exercício 3

a-2; b-4; c-5; d-3; e-1

Exercício 4

1 False

2 False

3 True

4 True

5 True

6 True

20 minutes+

1 apologise

2 sorry

3 forgive

4 regret

5 Forgive / Excuse

6 sorry