How would you interrupt someone, and prevent someone from interrupting you,
during a meeting in English? Choose from the following lists.
Put your hand up
Keep talking and don't stop to listen
Say the name of the speaker
Look at the person angrily
Put your open hand up like a policeman stopping the
Start speaking before the other person has finished
Don't make eye contact with the other speaker
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Write the following expressions in the correct group. Follow the examples.
Listen and repeat.
you tell people you are going to say more than one thing or make more than
one point, they may be less likely to interrupt you.
- There are two points I’d like to make. Firstly,…
- I have two things to say. To begin with…
Listen to a meeting at Sparksushi Electronics and tick the expressions you
hear in the list below.
Could I just finish what I was saying?
If I could just finish…
Please, let me finish
Can I come back to that in a minute?
There are two points I’d like to make. Firstly,…
I have two things to say. To begin with…
Can I say something?
Can I come in here?
Just a minute
Sorry to interrupt you, but
Hang on a second.
Listen to the meeting again and complete the transcription.
- The main
point on the agenda is whether or not we should
into the audio market, and I’d
like to hear your on this. But
first of all, can you give us the background, Simon?
Yes, as you all know, we are already selling audio products under
Tabitchi’s brand name, and although we had positive sales figures for the
last three quarters, this quarter has
How does that affect our overall profit, Simon?
Can I come back to that in a minute, Sarah?
So, based on our success with Tabitchi’s products, I believe it’s time to
put our own on these products.
Can I come in here, Simon. Don’t we have a contract with Tabitchi for
Yes, but it doesn’t state exclusivity. There’s absolutely no reason why we
can’t continue under Tabitchi,
and market ….
Tabitchi aren’t going to like that!
…..and market our own products at the same time. Now, looking at
it seems that…..
Can I say something?
Our contract with Tabitchi is worth nearly 3 million Euros a year. I was
just wondering if it’s a good idea to go in
Look, we have to the
at some stage, Sarah, and we
still have two years to run on the contract. Two years is a long time in
the digital audio business.
Yes, but hang on a second….
Please, let me finish. Now, production costs are not as high as you might
think, if we….