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Asking for Further Information

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  1. A) Answer the questions and then compare your answers with the information given below.
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  3. Additional information
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  5. Answer the questions using the information from the text.
  6. Asking About Flight Prices
  7. Asking for advice
Could you be a little more precise?
Could you give us some details about … ?

I'm sorry, but could you explain in a little more detail?

Would you care to elaborate on that?

Could you expand on that?

 

Asking for Questions

Now, if anyone has any questions I’d be happy /glad to answer them.

Well, do you have any questions you’d like to ask me / put to me?

 

Asking for Clarification and Checking Understanding

Sorry, I don’t think I quite understand your question, could you rephrase it, please?

Sorry, I didn’t quite catch that, could you repeat the question?

What does “redesign” mean? Please explain.

What do you mean? I don’t understand.

What (exactly) do you mean by …?

Do you mean we should …?

Are you saying/suggesting we should…?

You think we should what?

Sorry? I don’t follow. Say it again.

I didn’t follow what you said about …

I didn’t catch that. Could you slow down?

Could you say it again more slowly?

Could you clarify your point of view?

That’s not clear.

Sorry, I’m not with you.

Sorry, what was that?

What makes you say / think that?

 

Playing for Time /Avoiding answering

That's a very interesting question.

That's a difficult question to answer.

Well, it’s rather difficult to say at the moment …

I’m not in a position to comment on that just now.

I'm glad you asked that question.

You have raised an important point there.

I’m sure you will appreciate how complicated this matter is.

It depends what you mean by ... .

I'm not quite sure what you mean by that.

I'm afraid I don't quite follow ... .

I don't think it's quite as simple as that … .

 

Saying Nothing

Well, it's rather difficult to say at present.

I’m afraid I don't have enough information at my disposal to answer that.

I'm afraid I'm not in a position to comment on that just yet.

I think we can leave the problem of ... aside for a moment, the real issue is ... .

I don't think we have enough time at our disposal to consider all the implications of this particular aspect of the problem.

 

Proposals, Recommendations, Suggestions ,Support, Opposition

 

Proposals, Recommendations and Suggestions — Strong

I strongly recommend that ... .

I suggest most strongly that ... .

I advise you most strongly to ... .

In our view, it is high time that … .

Proposals, Recommendations, and Suggestions — Neutral

I propose that … .

My proposal is that ... .

 

Proposals, Recommendations and Suggestions — Tentative

I would propose that … .

If I may make a suggestion, we could … .

I would like to put forward a proposal that … .

I wonder if I might suggest … .

Wouldn't it be a good idea to … ?

Wouldn't it be better to … ?

 

Expressing Total Support

I am fully in favour of ... .

This proposal has my full support.

I can thoroughly recommend that … .

I should like to express my total support for this … .

I totally agree with … .

I entirely approve of ... .

 

Expressing Support

I am in favour of ... .

I would certainly give my backing to ... .

I would certainly endorse such a proposal.

I see no objection to that.

I would not be opposed to that.

 

Expressing Partial Support

My initial reaction is favourable, but … .

With certain reservations, I would support your proposal.

I shouldn't like you to think that I'm necessarily against this in any way, but I can't help wondering ... .

 


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