Here are a few phrases you can use to interrupt when you have something to add to a conversation or when you approach a stranger to ask for something.
- Excuse me for interrupting, but…
- Can I add something?
- Can I ask a question?
- Sorry, I’d like to comment on that.
- Could I just say something here?
Once someone has interrupted you, you need to get back to the topic at hand. Here are a few examples:
- Where was I?
- Let’s get back to the topic at hand.
- Anyway, what were we saying?
- Thanks for your input. So, where did we leave off?
Listen to the podcast and repeat after the speaker. Concentrate on articulating at first. Then, listen for the natural pauses in the sentence and repeat.[audio http://audioboo.fm/boos/1170692-english-phraseology-interrupting-a2.mp3]
Use these sentences in role-plays with your classmates or your teacher. Set the scene, plan a short dialogue & use the expressions in context.