The Offce - Sorry I’m Late
Maggie Gao: Okay everyone, shall we begin?
Bill: Sorry Maggie, but we are missing a few people. Can we hang on a sec?
Maggie Gao: Well, I did say eleven o’clock sharp, and it’s now five past so ....
James: Hi everyone, I’m so sorry I’m late. It’s raining cats and dogs outside and I had to wait ages for a taxi.
Maggie Gao: Okay James, take a seat quickly please. Right, the subject of the meeting is.
Sally: Hi guys. Please excuse me, I was held up in traffic. Maggie Gao: Right, as I was saying the subject of the m... Bruno: Hi Maggie. I’m terribly sorry. The traffic is murder out there.
Maggie Gao: Sit down Bruno! Okay now, as you are aware, the topic for this meeting is ‘The importance of being punctual’. Who would like to start?
Key Vocabulary hang on a sec: hold on wait ages: wait for a very long time hold up: stuck
I am terribly sorry: Very sorry
Supplementary Vocabulary late: A occurring, coming, or being after the usual or proper time absent: not in a certain place at a given time excuse: to offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of slack: negligent; careless