Asking for and showing attention

Asking for and showing attention

Asking for Attention

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. (Also read : Asking and Response for Repetition)

       For this occasion I want to share about how to express of Asking for and showing attention.

Below are the expression of asking for attention and how to show 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.
  • Look!
  • Hey!
  • Attention, please!
  • Excuse me!

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Showing attention

  • 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!

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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.

       That’s all the post of speaking material about Asking for and showing attention we can share for this occasion. We hope the post of speaking material above can increase our English, especially our speaking skill. (Also read other article at : UAS Prakarya Kelas 9 Semester Ganjil Bagian 1)

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