GETTING & SHOWING ATTENTION
- Excuse me, I wonder if I could trouble you ….
- May I have your attention, please?
- Excuse me. Could I just mention that …?
- Look! / listen! / watch!
- Excuse me, ….
- Sorry to trouble you.
- Sorry to bother you.
- Look at me!
- Look what I’ve got here.
- Look here.
- Attention, please!
- Excuse me!
- I see. – Tell me more about it.
- Pardon me?
- What’s next?
- And then?
- Is that all?
- Oh, yes. – Really?
- Mmm… – Oh, my God! What happens next?
- A ha… – And then what?
- How interesting! – What’s next?
- I know what you mean. – Is that all?
- Oh, oh! – Indeed?
- Well, well, well… – Oh, no!
Expressing of getting one’s attention
Hilal is watching radio in the living room. Najmi comes.
Najmi : Pardon me, Hilal.
Hilal : Yes? What happened?
Najmi : Can you turn the radio down? I want to phone Deny.
Hilal : No problem.
Najmi : Thank you very much.
(Telephoning her friends, Najmi walks into the dining room where her mother and father are eating.)
Mother : Do you want to have more, dad?
Father : No, I am full.
Najmi : I’m sorry for interrupting you, but I want to tell important news.
Mother : What is it, dear?
Najmi : Mom, dad. Deny will propose me next week. I hope you will agree.
Father & mother : Oh, that’s very good news. Of course, we don’t mind of that.