Asking for and showing attention. When we tell something, for example information, explanation or a story, we need our listener pay attention our information. For this we can use questions to attract your listeners’ attention. Whereas when we listen to information, explanation or a story, we can use several expressions to show that we are paying attention to what is being talked about.
For this occasion I want to share about the expression of Asking for and showing attention.
Below are the expression of asking for attention and showing attention.
Asking for attention
- Can I have your attention, please?
- Excuse me, I wonder if I could trouble you ….
- May I have your attention, please?
- Excuse me, ….
- Sorry to trouble you.
- Sorry to bother you.
- Look at me!
- Look what I’ve got here.
- Look here.
- Attention, please!
- Excuse me!
- That’s alright
- I see. – Tell me more about it.
- Oh, yes. – Really?
- Mmm… – Oh, my God! What happens next?
- A ha… – And then what?
- How interesting! – What’s next?
- I know what you mean. – Is that all?
- Oh, oh! – Indeed?
- Well, well, well… – Oh, no!
Example of Dialogue
Mrs. Indah : Hello students, Can I have your attention, please? All of you must watch the video carefully, and then you have to answer the questions based on the video
Students : That’s alright, Mom.