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What an amazing teacher. I loved this class

Trate de hacerlo un poco diferente.

USEFUL EXAMPLES TO POLITELY INTERRUMPT!

Can I interrupt for a moment?
Can I add something here?
Can I stop you there for a moment?

Would you mind if I jumped in here? No, I don鈥檛 mind.
Would it be okey if I added something here? Sure, go ahead.

Let me jump in here, if you don鈥檛 mind.
Let me add something here.
Let me interrupt a moment.

Sorry for interrupting, but鈥
I鈥檓 sorry to interrumpt, but鈥
Sorry, but may I interrupt for a moment?

EXAMPLE PHRASES TO USE IN A VERY FORMAL SETTING (like in a business meeting)
Pardon me, but I鈥檇 like to add an important point.
Excuse me
Before you move on I鈥檇 like to make an important point.

It would be amazing if team platzi can add some AI in this kind of exercises in order we can have more interactive guide to answer the worksheet and get feedback in real time!

If I may

OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

Excuse me, I would like to add something relevant. Our customers are very important for the company, so I think we must offer new amazing ways to listen them. If we do it will we have unimaginable results.

The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

Let me say, I don鈥檛 agree with your opinion.

I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

Sorry, Could you please help me to know where Can I find the ticket booth.

It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

Would you like mind if I moved in my special theme.
about.

Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

Sorry Dr, could please explain to me in a more detailed way.

So usefull! This phrases make the conversation way easier!

鈥淧ardon鈥 me sounds so classy btw.

No way do I have this marvelous teacher!

  • Excuse me, professor, could I add something else to the explanation?
  1. A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item.
    B: Excuse me, but I鈥檇 like to add that this month we had some troubles with this XXXX segment of clients.
  2. A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
    B: Sorry Alex, but I disagree, The Godfather 1, is the best movie because鈥
  3. A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
    B: Excuse me for interrupting your conversation, but, can you tell me where is located the ticket counter?
  4. A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
    B: Sorry for interrupting Martha. Would you mind if I answer an urgent call which I鈥檝e been waiting for?

WOW! It is amazing how so well you explain the class, teacher.

Loving this guy.

The activity was on point! Perfect to learn and practice these new phrases.

Hi, it was a really good class, your explanation was super clear. Thx

  1. You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add. A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B: Pardon me, but I would like to add something.

  1. You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥 A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

B: Let me add something here, The Godhather I is as good as the second one.

  1. You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now! A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

B: Excuse me, can I interrupt for a moment I need to know where is the ticket counter.

  1. You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line. A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Sorry for interrupting but I am waiting for a really important call, Can I call you back later.

  1. You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands. A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B: Excuse me, but this is not my folder

Example:
Excuse me, could you repeat the question again, please?

  1. You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B: Before you move on to the next item, I would like to add an important point about the fact that sellers on the beach are very territorial so we need to manage properly this problem.

  1. You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: Sorry, but you鈥檙e totally mistaken. Everybody knows that originals movie are always better than sequels.

  1. You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now!

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: Excuse me, I鈥檓 so sorry to interrupt you, but I really need your help being so kind as to tell me where the counter ticket is, please.

  1. You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line.

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Could you please give me a second. I need to attend an urgent phone call right now but as soon as I finish it, I鈥檒l call you.

  1. You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Can I stop you for a second? I have noticed that the folder in your hands is from another patient.

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: before you move on i d like to add something important

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: excuse me, but i m not agree
3.
A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: sorry, can i interrup you for a sec? because i really need to know where is the ticket counter? pls
4.
A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: ahh, excuse me please, it s great for me too, can i call you in ten minutes, cause its coming an urgent called from my boss. Ive been waiting for it.
5. You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you
about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.
A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: let me interrupt a moment, i dont eat sugar, anything

I鈥檓 a translation and interpretation student and I always appreciate good content like this. Great class.

You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Pardon me. I鈥檇 like to add a different point of view鈥

You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: I鈥檓 sorry, but maybe you should see the original again.

You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now!

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: Ammm Hello, excuse me before you move on, would you mind tell me where the counter ticket is, sorry for interrupt you guys

You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line.

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: _Im happy to talk to you. I have a lot of things to talk about. I was waiting for a colleague鈥檚 call and now he is on the other line. Can I call you back in 10 minutes please?

You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Excuse me, before you move on, that鈥檚 not my folder.

1- If you don鈥檛 mind sparing a couple of minutes, I鈥檇 like to contribute to this point鈥
2- We aren鈥檛 on the same page.
3- I apologyse for interrupting you, but I need to know where鈥
4- I鈥檓 so glad to hear you, too! Would you mind me answering an urgent call so we can talk freely then?
5- I have no intention of disrespecting you Dr, but I鈥檓 afraid the folder you鈥檙e holding isn鈥檛 my history but someone else鈥檚.

Hi there! Let me put my worksheet responses here, please give me feedback. \--- \##### business meeting \- OK! So if there aren't any other comments, let's move on to the next item... \- Before you move on I'd like to add an important point... \##### friendly discussion \- The Godfather II is a hundred times better than original! \- Sorry for interrupting, but I don't agree with you, the original is the best because... \##### at the bus terminal \- I don't mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them. \- I'm sorry to interrupt, but I need to know where is the ticket counter, can you help me? \##### interrupting a phone call \- It's great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat! \- Let me interrupt a moment, but I am receiving an urgent call from work \##### medical appointment \- Based on your history, it's really important that you avoid eating too much sugar \- Excuse me doctor, but the history you have is not mine
1.B - Pardon me, but I'd like to add an important point. 2.B - Would you mind If I jumped in here? 3.B - Sorry for interrupting, but I need you to help me with this. 4.B - Excuse me, but I need to take another call.
Some other polite phrases you might use to interrupt: "If I could just jump in here for a second..." "Could I offer a quick comment?" "Pardon the interruption, but I think it's important to mention..." "Forgive me for breaking in, but I'd like to contribute."
My solution for the activity: 1. **Pardon me**, but I鈥檇 like to add an important point before continuing 2. **Sorry**, but I disagree with you! 3. **Sorry** for interrupting, but I鈥檇 like to ask you if you know where the ticker counter is 4. Of course! But **let** me interrupt for a moment, because I have an important call waiting, would you mind waiting? 5. **Can** I interrupt for a moment? I think that your are reading the wrong folder, would you mind checking it out?
1\. You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add. A:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥 B:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 \_\_\_\_Before you move on and despite the fact I can the see tendency for our next quarter, I consider there is a bias on the data, would you mind to review it with the team in charge\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 2\. You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥 A:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 \_The Godfather II\_ is a hundred times better than the original! B:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 \_I am sorry to interrupt you but there are no sufficient good reviews on rotten tomatoes to actually declare Goodfather II is better that the original, it is at least thrice more reviews compared to the Goodfather II.\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 3\. You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now! A:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them. B:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Sorry to interrupt, but I am in a rush need to have this done right now. Thank you (farewell)\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 4\. You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line. A:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat! B:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 I am quite glad to hear back from you again, however before you move on I have to tell you this is not the perfect moment to have this conversation, it might be a good idea the have a rendez-vous later on, would you mind to go for a coffee?\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 5\. You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands. A:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar. B:聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Uhh鈥 I鈥檓 sorry to interrupt you but I have to stop you there, I just noticed the folder on your hand belongs to someone called 鈥淛ulia鈥, if I am not mistaken I am called Michael \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_
Quite refreshing to have a teacher that is so straight to the point!

The excersice was great, was intermidiate

the activity was perfect to practice, it was pretty usefull!!

Hi, these are my answers, I鈥檓 not sure if I鈥檓 correct in every case, very good exercise for practice!

You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B: Sorry, is it okay if I add a few comments on the matter?

You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

B: Just to be clear, I find your opinion respectable, but I think the original movie is way better directed and very original if you think about the type of cinema they made at that time!

You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now!

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

B: Sorry to bother you but I鈥檓 in a bit of trouble right now. Would you be so kind of telling me where the ticket counter is? My plane is taking off in about 30 minutes.

You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line.

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Sorry cousin, I also wanted to talk with you again but I鈥檓 in a situation right now, a friend of mine got a surgery done a few hours before and I was waiting for a call. Would you mind if I call you later so we can chat more calmly?

You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B: Let me tell you, I could not avoid check the folder, I think you are looking to the wrong history, that is not my name鈥

A: Oh really? I鈥檓 really sorry, thank goodness you told me, I just could prescription you a wrong medicine.

B: It鈥檚 okay, we all make mistakes! Thankfully it鈥檚 all settled now. So, could you tell me what is my health condition?

Thank you for the laughs and I just realized this is the best way to learn proper etiquette for some scenarios, seriously this might be a 馃洘 life-saver kinda stuff 馃檲馃憤馃従

CAN
Can I interrupt for a moment?
Can I stop you there for a moment?
Can I add something here?

WOULD
Would you mind if I jumped in here?
No, I don鈥檛 mind if you interrupt

Sure, go ahead

LET
Let me jump in here, if you don麓t mind
Let me add something here
Let me interrupt a moment

SORRY
Sorry for interrupting, but鈥
Sorry, but may I interrupt for a moment?..
I麓m sorry to interrupt, but鈥

Formal settings鈥
Pardon me
Excuse me
Before you move on鈥

Phrases used in Worksheet鈥檚 activities:

  1. Before you move on, I鈥檇 like to add that something is missing here. We didn鈥檛 define the period that we鈥檒l take for doing this activity.
  2. Let me tell you that you鈥檙e wrong, the original movie has a better porpuse than this.
  3. Sorry to interrupt your conversation, but I鈥檇 like to know where is the ticket counter?
  4. Would you matter if I call you later? Right now I鈥檓 very busy but I鈥檇 like to talk more with you.
  5. Excuse me, I believe that you have a confusion because that鈥檚 not my folder.

Some of the phrases I used were:

  1. Before you move on, can i add something to this subject?
  2. Can I stop you there for a moment? The Godfather is superior in every aspect.
  3. I hate to interrupt but can i ask where the ticket counter is?
  4. Excuse me, before you move on I have to take another call for a moment. I鈥檒l be right back.
  5. Excuse me, may I interrupt for a moment? I think you have the wrong folder.

-OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
-Before you move on, I would like to add crucial information about this item in particular鈥

-The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
-Can I interrupt you there? I certainly disagree, The Godfather I was one of the best films in history.

-I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
-Sorry for interrupting, but I urgently need to know where is the ticker counter, would you mind telling me where is it? Thank you.

-It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
-I鈥檓 so sorry Uncle Tony, But I really need to take this call. Can I call you later today?

-Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
-Let me jump in here, if you don麓nt mind, but that麓s not my medical record.

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i love how he explain the class.

  1. I鈥檓 in my English class and my daughter wants to show me her drawings.
    so
    Honey, give me 5 minutes. I love that you draw so cute. I will be very happy to see your beautiful drawings together right when I finish.

Hi people! Any suggestion or comment would be welcome!

You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.

  • A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

  • B: Pardon me, I鈥檇 like to add something about our resources if you don鈥檛 mind.

You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥

  • A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

  • B: Let me jump in here. The first one cleans the floor with that one!

You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now!

  • A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

  • B: Sorry to interrupt, but could you tell me where the ticket counter is? I鈥檓 about to lose my bus!

You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line.

  • A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

  • B: I鈥檓 very sorry, you will have to excuse me but I鈥檓 getting a very urgent call from a colleague, let me get back to you in a few minutes.

You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.

  • A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

  • B: Sorry to interrupt but I think that it would be possible that you are holding someone else鈥檚 medical history.

You could find the Worksheet 鈥淪hort dialogues module 1 class 2鈥 as a notion template here:
https://jesusdmedinac.notion.site/Worksheet-for-class-2-Some-civility-please-ed0f5353ff594dc0994dd24a118cc51e?pvs=4

Business meetings:
Imagine you are in a business meeting and the person that is sharing or leading the meeting is about to move on from one point to the next, but you have an important point that you want to make, and it has to be now.
You can say something like:

  • Pardon me, but I鈥檇 like to add an important point.
  • Before you move on I鈥檇 like to make an important point.

Formal settings:

  • Pardon me:
    • Pardon me, I wouldn鈥檛 speak so fast.
  • Excuse me:
    • Excuse me, is it possible to share another point of view.
  • Before you move on:
    • Before you move on, lets do a time check.

Formal settings:

  • Pardon me鈥
  • Excuse me鈥
  • Before you move on鈥

Sorry:

  • Sorry for interrupting, but鈥
  • I鈥檓 sorry to interrupt, but鈥

Let:

  • Let me jump in here, if you don鈥檛 mind.
  • Let me add something here.
  • Let me interrupt a moment.

Would:

  • Would you mind if I jumped in here?
    • No, I don鈥檛 mind.
  • Would it be okey if I added something here?
    • Sure, go ahead.

Can:

  • Can I interrupt for a moment?
  • Can I add something here?
  • Can I stop you there for a moment?

Starting off polite:

  • Can鈥
  • Would鈥
  • Let鈥
  • Sorry鈥

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Why bother being polite?

  • The situation demands it.
  • An abundance of nasty discussions are already out there.
  • It helps us get what we want.

What is a debate?

  • A competition.
  • Interested in winning, not changing one鈥檚 position.
  • Usually formal.

What is a discussion?

  • A conversation between two or more people.
  • Focused on listening, understanding the other person鈥檚 perspective, learning.
  • Usually informal.

In this class you will:

  • Get an overview of discussions and debates.
  • Learn phrases for interrupting politely.

I really enjoyed the purpose of the slides, hahaha, because as a learner, I always look for ways to find the difference in pronunciation between words that don鈥檛 have the same spelling. It鈥檚 a total headache because this doesn鈥檛 happen in Spanish, and I just need to relax and accept that it鈥檚 just like this. Maybe it鈥檚 not a big deal for anyone else, but I appreciate the teacher鈥檚 attention to detail a lot.

I'd use them in my job or when I meet to unknow people

I loved the class, the examples and the worksheet. It help me a lot and it is definitly, by far, one of the best english classes that I have ever take.

Here are my answers:
Scenario 1
A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B: Before you move on I鈥檇 like to make an important point. We haven鈥檛 discussed the needed resources for the project yet. I consider is important to have that clear before we move on.

Scenario 2
A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

B: Hey Carlos I鈥檓 sorry to interrupt but that鈥檚 not true. The Godfather I is a masterpiece for me.

Scenario 3
A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

B: Sorry for interrupting but I鈥檓 new in the city. Could you show me where the ticket counter is, please?

Scenario 4
A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Sorry Mich, but I need to take an important call from a colleague. Do you mind If I call you later?

Scenario 5
A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B: Can I interrupt for a moment? I noticed you are not reading my medical history. I鈥檓 Jean Karlo, not Juan Carlos.

1.You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.

A:OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B:Excuse me, before you move on I鈥檇 like add that there are new customers that鈥.

2.You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥

A:The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

B:Sorry but I don鈥檛 agree with you, that you have said is a Insult for me hahaha

3.You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now!

A:I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

B:Of course but before you move on can I know where the ticket counter is

4.You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line.

A:It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B:Let me hanging to get a important call that is coming in this moment and I鈥檒l call you in a seconds

5.You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.

A:Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B:Excuse me, but I have to say that this folder that you have in your hands it鈥檚 not mine

Very easy to understand and the material of the class is excelent.

I really like this activity, I learn new phrases. I used these:

Before you move on, would you mind If I add some important point please

I am sorry to interrupt, but I disagree with you

Excuse me for interrupt, but I need some help, I cannot find the counter

Pardon me, but did you aknowledge this an谩lisis that further explains our problem right now?

Politely interrupting Tips to keep in mind

  • Being polite sends possitive energy to our discussion, and helps us to keep the audience openminded 鉂わ笍

  • Start polite: You can use these words to start sentences in a polite way: can, would, let, sorry

    • Can I interrupt for a moment?
    • Can I stop you there for a moment?
    • Would you mind if I jumped in here?
    • Would it be okay if I added something here?
    • Let me jump in here, if you don鈥檛 mind
    • Sorry for interrupting, but鈥
  • Formal Settings: There are some ways of interrupting when involved in very formal situations

    • Pardon me, I would like to discuss this topic with you in more detail
    • Excuse me if I jump here
    • Before you move on, there鈥檚 something I鈥檇 like to add

In a previous course, they taught me the sentence:
I wonder if I could interrupt for a moment
or i wonder if can i add more information

Excellent class teacher, I learned a lot.
Thank you.

1.You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B: Before you move on, I鈥檇 like to make an important point.

2.You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

B: Sorry for interrupting, but I disagree with that. Thanks to the first film, the audience can perfectly understand the plot from the second film, if it was not for the first film, the trilogy wouldn鈥檛 have been so great.

3.You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now!

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

B: Can I interrupt for a moment? Where the ticket counter is?

4.You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line.

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Can I stop you there for a moment? There is an urgent phone call on the other line.

5.You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B: I鈥檓 sorry to interrupt, but can you explain to me accurately?

You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move
on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.
A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Before you move on I鈥檇 like to make an important point.

1-
A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Excuse me for interrutp, but I believe that is very important talk other intriguint issue too鈥

2-
A. The godfather ll is a hundred times better than the original!
B. Let me jump in here, if you don鈥檛 mind. To me the best movie between those two is the first because it was what created all this escenary where the image important is the 鈥済odfather鈥

3-
A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: Can I interrupt for a moment? excuse me for it but I need a urgent questions. Can you tell me where is the parking busses? I believe that My buss it鈥檚 about of leave.

4-
A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: Sorry for interrupt in this moment, but I鈥檝e been waiting for a important call from colleague and just now he is calling me, give me a moment I talk with he and already back with you, please.

5-
A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Sorry, can I interupt for a moment? It looks like as if it isn鈥檛 my medical story folder.

Another phrase with 鈥渨ould鈥, that just popped into in my mind was: Would it be nice if I added something here?

WORKSHEET FOR CLASS 2

A: OK! So, if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Before you move on I 鈥榙 like to add a comment

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: I鈥檓 sorry but I don鈥檛 agree with you

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: Sorry for interrupting, but I need to know where the ticket counter is

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: I鈥檓 sorry to interrupt, but I have to answer an urgent call, may I call you later?

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Pardon me doctor, but I think you are reading the expedient of someone else

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Yeah. I鈥檓 really happy to listen to you too, but could you wait for me a couple of minutes since I鈥檝e been waiting for an important business call, I promise I鈥檒l call you in a bit.


A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B: Oh really? Well doc, would mind checking if that鈥檚 my folder? It looks it has a different tag name

Exercise 1
A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Pardon me, but I would like to add an important suggestion about this topic鈥


Exercise 2
A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: Excuse me, before you continue, let me tell you my point of view鈥


Exercise 3
A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: I am so sorry I interrupt you, but do you know where is the ticket counter?


Exercise 4
A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: Excuse, would you mind if I interrupt this call phone, because I have another important call from a collage.


Exercise 5
A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Pardon me sir, but I would like to inform you that you are reading someone麓s else folder, not mine. If you don麓t mind, could you find mines, please?

loved this class 馃槂 here is my worksheet

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B: Pardon me, may I add a critical information? We discovered that the clients that received a regular email, buy more frequently in the shop.

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

B: May I stop you there for a moment, I believe that the godfather II is lacking some finesse compared with the original

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

B: sorry for interrupting, I just wanna ask you where the ticket counter is

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Can I come back to you in a moment i have to attend a critical call from a colleague

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B: Pardon me, I think you are holding the wrong medical history at the moment

  1. You are in a business meeting and the person chairing the meeting is getting ready to move on to the next item on the agenda but you have something you want to add.

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥

B: Excuse me, I have something I would like to add鈥

  1. You鈥檙e having a friendly discussion with some friends when one of them says something you don鈥檛 agree with鈥

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!

B: Sorry, but I must stop you there, I totally disagree.

  1. You鈥檙e at the bus terminal and need to ask someone there where the ticket counter is but they鈥檙e involved in a long conversation with someone else. It鈥檚 critical that you speak to them right now!

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.

B: Pardon me for interrupting you, but if you don鈥檛 mind, may I ask you something rather urgent?

  1. You鈥檙e on the phone with a relative that you haven鈥檛 talked to in a long time, but you鈥檝e also been waiting for an urgent phone call from a colleague and it鈥檚 coming in right now on the other line.

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!

B: Would you mind if I take this call just a moment? It is very important.

  1. You鈥檙e at a medical appointment talking to your doctor who is explaining something to you about your medical history when you notice that he has someone else鈥檚 folder in his hands.

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.

B: Before moving on doctor, I think you mistook the folder.

Excellent resources,

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Excuse me, before you move on, I would like to add鈥_______

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: ____Sorry bro, but I disagree. The Godfather I is so much better

1, OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Before you move on, I would like to know what profits this project will make in the future?


2. The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: Sorry, but I think the original is better.

3. I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: Sorry for interrupting, but do any of you know where is the ticket counter?

4. It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: If you don鈥檛 mind, let me answer this urgent call first and then I continue with you.

5. Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Excuse me, would you mind check again the name of that folder? I think is not mine.

Another examples:

-. Let me interrupt a second鈥

  • I鈥檓 sorry to interrupt, but鈥

  • I don鈥檛 mean to interrupt, but

  • Sorry for interrupting, but鈥

  • Can I stop you there for a moment?

  • Can I just butt in for a second?

  • Can I just mention something?

  • Excuse me for interrupting, but鈥

  • Excuse me, I鈥檇 like to say something.

  • Excuse me for butting in, but鈥

  • Just a moment, I鈥檇 like to鈥

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Sorry, before moving on, I would like to add something more on the last point.

A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: Sorry, but I really don鈥檛 agree with you.

A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: Hello, can I interrupt your conversation to ask where the ticket counter is?

A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: Sorry, can I call you back in few minutes? A colleague is calling right now.

A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: I鈥檓 sorry, but I think you are speaking about another pacient

1.-Boss:ok, so if there aren鈥檛 any other commentes, let鈥檚 move on the next item.
Me:Before you move on I鈥檇 like to add a important point
I think We need to talk about how to increase the sales so as to enhance the reputation of company. We could start analysing Which products did we selll in the last month?

  1. OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
    A/ Pardon me, but I want to add something important here. It麓s very important to keep in mind all those concepts that you presented are so relevant to the last part of the presentation, so don麓t forget all this information.

  2. The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
    A/ Let me interrupt but there麓s no way that you say that, you don麓t know anything about movies

3.I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
A/ can I interrupt you for a moment? but I really need to know where the counter is please, It麓s very important for me because I麓m hurrying up, thanks.

  1. It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
    A/ dear uncle, would you mind if I interrupt you for a moment? I麓m waiting for an important call from college and its coming in right now, so please give me 2 minutes and I麓ll be back.

5.Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
A/ would it be ok if I add something important here? That is a good advice but that it麓s not my folder.

鈥淏eing polite helps us to get what we want鈥, we should use this phrase every day in our lives, for sure, it麓s excellent advice and a perfect phrase. The question is would we able to keep this concept in mind and apply it every day? I麓ll try to do it.

Polite interruptions in a formal settings:

  • Pardon me鈥
  • Excuse me鈥
  • Before you move on鈥
    .
  • Pardon me, but I鈥檇 like to add an important point.
  • Before you move on, I鈥檇 like to make an important point.

Polite interruptions:

  • Can I interrupt for a moment?
  • Can I add something here?
  • Can I stop you there for a moment?
  • Would you mind if I jumped in here?
    . No, I don鈥檛 mind.
  • Would it be okay if I added something here?
    . Sure, go ahead.
  • Let me jump in here, if you don鈥檛 mind.
  • Let me add something here.
  • Let me interrupt a moment.
  • Sorry for interrupting, buy鈥
  • I鈥檓 sorry to interrupt, but鈥
  • Sorry, but may I interrupt for a moment?

What is a discussion?

  • A conversation between two or more people.
  • Focused on listening, understanding the other person鈥檚 perspective, learning.
  • Usually informal.
  • They are not competitions.
    .
    What is a debate?
  • It is a competition.
  • It is interested in winning, not changing one鈥檚 position.
  • Usually formal.
    .
    Why bother being polite?
  • The situation demands it.
  • An abundance of nasty discussions.
  • It helps us get what we want.
    .
    Yo can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
    .
    Being polite is the best way to get what you want.

Thanks for the class! It was awesome!
Would you mind if I added something? 馃槂
We can also be polite using the modal verb 鈥淢ay鈥.
Actually, you used it.
鈥淪orry, but may I interrupt for a moment?鈥

Clearly explanation. Now I can interrupt in a formal and informal ways. Here鈥檚 my worksheet:

Thank you so much for this very first class, I really enjoyed it. I learned many new things today, I appreciate that!

Politeness can and will improve your relationships with others, help to build respect and rapport, boost your self-esteem and confidence, and improve your communication skills.

A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
B: Excuse me, can I suggest one point before you continue?
A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: Can I interrupt for a moment? I think the Godfather I is better a thousand times.
A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
B: Sorry for interrupting, this is urgent for me, do you know where is the ticket counter?
A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: Its a pleasure for me to talk with you again after so long too, ohh!!, Pardon me, an important call is in coming right now, can I call you in a moment?
A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Before you move on, I think that鈥檚 not my folder my doctor.

woooow, excellent class!!! I fill I鈥檓 learning something new!!!
These are my answers:

  • A: OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
  • B: Before you move on, I鈥檇 like to make an important point, our development team has to improve this week鈥檚 previews to show them to the customers, to make them better than the previous ones.
    .
  • A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
  • B: Sorry for interrupting, but from my point of view, the fisrt presentation of all actors was amazing because you never forget their faces and their personalities.
    .
  • A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
  • B: Sorry for interrupting, but I鈥檝e to deliver a project to my coworkers and they are going to leafe at 6 p.m. So I neet to get off in this stop bus.
    .
  • A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
  • B: Hi, it鈥檚 really you? Wow, I鈥檓 surpriced, Sorry for interrupting, but I鈥檓 going to recive a urgent call from my work, Could I call you in half hour?
    .
  • A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
  • B: Oh, I鈥檓 sorry to interrupting, but this isn鈥檛 my hystory, is it? This isn鈥檛 my full name.

Good way when you made the comment about common confusion with let, would and can, it makes easier to remember the learning.

1.B) Pardon me, I鈥檇 like to add an important point of view before jumping to the next point.

2.B) Sorry dude, I鈥檓 completed disagree with you! The Godfather I is the best movie of the trilogy.

3.B) Let me interrupt a moment, gentleman, Could I ask you a very short question about the next bus?

4.B) Sure, but before you move on, I鈥檓 waiting for a very critical call right now, please let me receive that call, and I鈥檒l call back to you in around 30 minutes.

5.B) Excuse me, Doc, I could see that that folder isn鈥檛 my medical history. Could you double-check that?

  • OK! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item鈥
    Before you move on it, maybe we have to set the budget for the next month

  • The Godfahter II is a hundred times better than the original!
    Pardon me but, of course he is not, the original is better

  • I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this is one of them.
    Sorry for interrumping but it鈥檚 really important, I need to know where the ticket counter is, please

  • It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
    Would you mind if i take an important call on the other line? i promise call you back as soon as i can

  • Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
    Would it be okay if i tell you that it鈥檚 not my medical history?

AT A MEETING BUSINESS
A: Ok! So if there aren鈥檛 any other comments, let鈥檚 move on to the next item.
B: Before you move on, I鈥檇 like to add some more details about the topic we just treated, since I can perceive that some of my co-workers haven鈥檛 understood it very well.

FRIENDLY CONVERSATION
A: The Godfather II is a hundred times better than the original!
B: Sorry for interrupting you, but from my point of view, I think Marlon Brando鈥檚 performance gives it a special nuance to the first part.

AT THE BUS TERMINAL
A: I don鈥檛 mind sharing, but I hope you like long stories because this one is one of them.
B: Sorry, but may I interrupt for a moment? You鈥檒l see, I鈥檓 looking for the ticket counter, but I don鈥檛 know where it is exactly, so I was thinking if you could give me a hand.

A CONVERSATION AT THE PHONE
A: It鈥檚 great to hear your voice after so long! I hope you have plenty of time to chat!
B: Yes, of course, I鈥檝e been wanting to know from you for a long time. But, let me interrupt for a moment please, I鈥檓 having another important phone call coming in. Hold on, please. I鈥檒l be right back soon.

AT THE MEDICAL APPOINTMENT
A: Based on your history, it鈥檚 really important that you avoid eating too much sugar.
B: Can I interrupt for a moment? I think you鈥檝e mixed up my medical history for someone else鈥檚.

There is an issue when i try to download the google document

Chris, i know it鈥檚 just the first class but i didn鈥檛 feel that it was a class of (almost) 9 minutes, i feel it really fast.

Here are my responses of the worksheet!