Episode 001 : English Expressions (I’m sorry to bother you but… // Would you mind if…)


 

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #1. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode1.    

Welcome to the Speak English with Tiffani podcast where you will learn English Vocabulary, Expressions, Idioms and much more! This podcast will take your English ability to the next level and help you to be more confident and more fluent when you Speak English. Are you ready? Well then, let’s jump right in!

Hey everyone, I’m Teacher Tiffani and I want to thank you so much for joining me for the first episode of Speak English with Tiffani. In today’s lesson we are going to listen to one English dialogue and learn 2 new English Expressions.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

Hey Michael! I’m sorry to bother you, but I had a quick question to ask you. We have our final exam next week and I’m quite nervous. Would you mind if I borrow your notebook to study for the exam? I can get it back to you before we take the test.

Again

Hey Michael! I’m sorry to bother you, but I had a quick question to ask you. We have our final exam next week and I’m quite nervous. Would you mind if I borrow your notebook to study for the exam? I can get it back to you before we take the test.

Ok great, now let’s go over the two new expressions that were in the dialogue.

FIRST EXPRESSION

The first English Expression was…
“Sorry to bother you, but…” 

Now, repeat after me…
“Sorry to bother you, but…” 

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Sorry to bother you, but…”

This expression is used for politely asking someone to do something for you, especially someone you do not know.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this Expression.

The first example is…

“I’m sorry to bother you, but would you mind telling me where the bathroom is?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but would you mind telling me where the bathroom is?”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but would you mind telling me where the bathroom is?”

The second example is…

“I’m sorry to bother you, but do you know where the milk is?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but do you know where the milk is?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but do you know where the milk is?”

The third example is…

“I’m sorry to bother you, but would you please pass me the butter?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but would you please pass me the butter?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but would you please pass me the butter?”

The fourth example is…

“I’m sorry to bother you, but can you help me for a second?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but can you help me for a second?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but can you help me for a second?”

The fifth example is…

“I’m sorry to bother you, but can you tell me what time it is?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but can you tell me what time it is?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“I’m sorry to bother you, but can you tell me what time it is?”


SECOND EXPRESSION

Ok good deal, now let’s go over the second expression that was in the dialogue.

The second English Expression was…
“Would you mind if…?” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Would you mind if…?” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Would you mind if…?” (repeat twice)

This expression is also used for asking politely for something.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this Expression.

The first example is…

“Would you mind if I brought my boyfriend with me to the party?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“Would you mind if I brought my boyfriend with me to the party?”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]

“Would you mind if I brought my boyfriend with me to the party?”

The second example is…

“Would you mind if I used your car?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“Would you mind if I used your car?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“Would you mind if I used your car?”

The third example is…

“Would you mind if I brought a homemade cake to the party?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“Would you mind if I brought a homemade cake to the party?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“Would you mind if I brought a homemade cake to the party?”

The fourth example is…

“Would you mind if I used your bathroom?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“Would you mind if I used your bathroom?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“Would you mind if I used your bathroom?”

The fifth example is…

“Would you mind if I opened the window?”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“Would you mind if I opened the window?”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“Would you mind if I opened the window?”


DIALOGUE

Ok, now let’s listen to the original dialogue again and see if you can recognize the 2 English Expressions.

Hey Michael! I’m sorry to bother you, but I had a quick question to ask you. We have our final exam next week and I’m quite nervous. Would you mind if I borrow your notebook to study for the exam? I can get it back to you before we take the test.

Did you hear them this time? Great! Excellent job! You now know 2 new English Expressions.

  1. Sorry to bother you, but…
  2. Would you mind if…?

These expressions will help you Speak English clearly, fluently, and confidently. So try to use these expressions at least one time today!

ENDING

Remember, if you want to see the transcript for this episode go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode1.

This has been Teacher Tiffani with the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. Until next time, remember to Speak English!

 

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Areej
5 years ago

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EDSON DIAS
EDSON DIAS
5 years ago

HI, I’M EDSON DIAS FROM BRAZIL….
THAT’S A GREAT CLASS…
LET´S GO …
WOULD YOU MIND IF I PRAYER TO YOU?
GOD..IN JESUS NAME BLESS THE TEACHER TIFFANI AND YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY
HELP HER AS SHE HELP US. IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.
NOW, MSS. TIFFANI.
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, CAN YOU SEND ME THE SECOND EPISODE.

Mana
Mana
5 years ago

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David
David
5 years ago

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JG Howat
4 years ago

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Anonymous
4 years ago

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Mao Le
Mao Le
4 years ago

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Afrim
Afrim
3 years ago

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David Pedreros
David Pedreros
3 years ago

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Nowawadays We have to copy and paste the text for printing it.

Regards

Edinilson Ramos
3 years ago

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DavidC
DavidC
3 years ago

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3 years ago

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Haroun
2 years ago

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Ruárez
2 years ago

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Juan
2 years ago

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Khine June Tun
2 years ago

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Monica Costa
2 years ago

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1 year ago

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emad
1 year ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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Carlos Gaspar
1 year ago

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Yerina
Yerina
1 year ago

Dear Professor Tiffani, I’m sorry to bother you but would you tell us why you are so kind, smart and helpfull¿?

Would you mind if I pray for you everyday¿?😊

fabiola
fabiola
1 year ago

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herpotter
herpotter
1 year ago

Sorry to bother,but can you tell me the direction going to the market.

Would you mind if I used your bike?i bring it back before night.

Teacher can you check my work…thank you

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JOEL SILVA
1 year ago

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Ma Luisa
Ma Luisa
8 months ago

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Thanks

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Brenda
5 months ago

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Gabryelli
Gabryelli
1 month ago

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