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Episode 7: Mr Lime's grapefruit

Mr Lime from English at Work

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Mr Lime is not happy. He ordered grapefruit from Tip Top Trading, but he got pineapples. Anna has to apologise and sort everything out. How embarrassing!

  • Apologising

This episode looks at language for apologising to people.

Phrases from the programme:


I'm really sorry to hear that.

That's totally unacceptable.

It must have been very inconvenient for you.

You have my word that we will sort this out.

And we could include some of our latest-edition imitation oranges to make up for the inconvenience.

I promise you, it won't happen again.

  • Listening Challenge

What does the company Citrus Ventures do?

  • Listening comprehension question

How many plastic grapefruit was Mr Lime meant to receive from Tip Top Trading?

The answer is at the end of the pdf script.

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