TESOL/Interrupting

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Key sentences

Telling a story Interrupting
So I was doing this thing... Hold on (time) what were you doing exactly?
Telling a story Interrupting
...because of some reason. Just (time) why exactly?
Telling a story Interrupting
Then I did this thing. Pardon me, but what did you do again?

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

Hold on (time) what were you doing exactly?
time sentence
a minute, Hold on a minute, what were you doing exactly?
a second, Hold on a second, what were you doing exactly?
a sec, Hold on a sec, what were you doing exactly?
just one second, Hold on just one second, what were you doing exactly?
Just (time) why exactly?
time sentence
a minute, Just a minute, why exactly?
a second, Just a second, why exactly?
a sec, Just a sec, why exactly?
one minute, Just one minute, why exactly?

Example

Practice this conversation.

Telling a story Interrupting
So I was doing this thing... Hold on (a minute,) what were you doing exactly?
Telling a story Interrupting
...because of some reason. Just (a minute,) why exactly?
Telling a story Interrupting
Then I did this thing. Pardon me, but what did you do again?

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Telling a story Interrupting

So I was doing this thing...

Hold on ... what were you doing exactly?

Telling a story Interrupting
...because of some reason. Just ... why exactly?
Telling a story Interrupting
Then I did this thing. Pardon me, but what did you do again?

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Telling a story Interrupting
Tell a short story. Interrupt your partner and ask about details.

Further study


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