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POLI2aula10_exemplo2

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II.1 ASKING QUESTIONS
Let’s see some ways for requesting extra information.

POLITE / FORMAL NEUTRAL LEAST POLITE /
INFORMAL

I'd like to ask a
question about...
May I ask a question
about...?
I wonder if you could
tell me / us...
Do you happen to
know...?

I'd like to
know... Where
/ how can I
find out...?
Do you
know...?
What happens
if...?
Can you tell
me...?

I have a question!
I want to know...
Tell me...
What about...?

II. 2 SEEKING CLARIFICATION
(A) ASKING FOR SOMETHING TO BE REPEATED, REPHRASED OR
SUMMARISED

POLITE / FORMAL NEUTRAL LEAST POLITE /
INFORMAL

I beg your
pardon but I
don't quite follow
/ understand.
Pardon me.
Can / Could /
Would you
repeat that
again, please?

Do you think we
could / Can we / go
over that again?
Would you mind
repeating that?
Would you mind
saying that again?
Sorry, but I'm not
sure I'm following
you.
Excuse me, but I
didn't catch the last
part / the part about...
I'm sorry, but what
did you say about...?
Do you think you
could repeat the part
about...once again
please?

I didn't / don't get
that.
What was that?
You lost me.
What did you say?
Again, please.
Say that again.
I don't get it.
I'm lost / confused.
What?
Huh?

(B) ASKING SOMEONE TO GIVE EXAMPLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS

POLITE / FORMAL NEUTRAL LEAST POLITE /

INFORMAL

Could you
possibly give us
/ cite an
example?
I wonder if you
could give an
illustration.
Would you have
an illustration /
example of what
you mean?

 Do you think you
could give an
illustration / example?
Are you able to give
another example of
that?

For example?
For instance?
Give us / me an
example.

(C) CHECKING THAT YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD

POLITE / FORMAL NEUTRAL LEAST POLITE /
INFORMAL

If I understand
you correctly,
you mean / this
means...
Do you / Does
this mean then
that...
Would it be
correct to say
that...
Can I conclude
from this that...
May I assume
that... / Am I
right in
assuming that...

Let's see if I
understand /
understood you
correctly. ...
So what you're really
saying is...
Does that / this
mean...
So in other words...

OK. You mean / this
means...
What if...

Below are 5 situations which need your attention. Rewrite each of them, adding
what is necessary to make them appropriate to the situation. Use the sentences
above to help you.

1. Sir. Tell us again what happens to the heating and ventilation system.
2. I didn't understand what you said about the project. Explain to us again.
3. Why doesn't the machine operate in this case?
4. I couldn't hear your last point about hospital care.
5. You didn't explain that clearly enough. Say it again.

Possible answers - of course others may be suitable. Basically the LEAST
POLITE / INFORMAL part would be inappropriate.

1. Sir. Do you think you could repeat the part about the heating and ventilation
system once again please.

2. Sorry, but I'm not sure I'm following you. Would you mind repeating the part
about the project?

3. Do you think you could give a reason why the machine doesn't operate in this
case?

4. Excuse me, but I didn't catch the last point about hospital care.
5. Can we go over that again. Would you have an illustration of what you mean?