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Functional English


All ages

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students learn and practice useful expressions for interrupting politely. They also practice responding to an interruption.

  • interrupt
  • interruption
  • no worries
  • no problem
  • excuse me
  • pardon me
  • sorry to bother/bug you
  • go ahead
  • where were we
  • I have to run/go
PDF Content
  • dialogue
  • pair practice
  • sentence building
  • grammar review
  • group discussion question
Task Content
  • Let's Learn!(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Dialogue 1(Dialogue)
  • Dialogue 2(Dialogue)
  • Dialogue 3(Dialogue)
  • Dialogue 4(Dialogue)
  • Interrupting Politely(Reference)
  • Interrupting Abruptly (Reference)
  • Responding to Interruptions(Reference)
  • Taking Turns(Reference)
  • Listen & Respond(Multiple-Choice)
  • Assessment(Open-Ended Questions)