考paper 4嘅時候,有時會聽唔清楚groupmate嘅發言。但喺當你想要回應佢嘅時候,what can you do?喺咪講一句「pardon?」嚟表示你聽唔清楚佢講嘅嘢呢?今期我哋就嚟俾d tips大家,點樣喺group discussion中禮貌地表示自己聽唔清楚人哋嘅發言!

 

First of all,用「pardon」回應是不恰當的。在Cambridge dictionary中pardon是一個exclamation(感嘆詞):其中一個意思是used to politely ask someone to repeat something they have said because you did not hear it。

 

但同時它還有另一個用法:used to show that someone has said something that offends you。如果在小組討論中,回應(反駁)別人的觀點時說了「pardon?/I beg your pardon」,會顯得你比較sarcastic和aggressive,就是一個扣分位。

 

1. 如果沒有聽清楚,希望別人再說一遍

 

Sorry, can you say that again?

不好意思,能再說一次嗎?

 

Could you repeat that please?

你能重複一下嗎?

 

2. 如果是聽到了,但對方的意思表達不清晰

 

I didn’t catch your meaning.

我沒有抓住你的意思。

 

I’m not sure if I understood your point completely, but my opinion is……

我不確定是不是完全聽懂你的意思,但是我個人的觀點是⋯⋯

 

3. 如果對方聲音太小/講得太快

 

Could you speak up a little bit?

可以講大聲一點嗎?

 

Could you slow down a little bit?

可以說慢一點嗎?



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