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Clarifying Questions in a Conversation or Job Interview (Level 1)

Written By: T. Pascal Brown

Description: An article about clarifying questions in a conversation or job interview

Instructions: Read the nine phrases which you can use to clarify a question and answer the questions.

 

Pardon
Sorry
Could you please repeat that?
Would you please repeat that?
Would you mind repeating that please?
Excuse me. I don’t fully understand what you are saying?
Can you say that again please?
I didn’t get you …………..
I didn’t catch you ………….

Ten questions to check your understanding :



Clarifying Questions in a Conversation or Job Interview (Level 1)

1.) Clarification is the noun from the verb to clarify.
2.) It is better to ask for clarification in a job interview (if you don’t understand) than to give the wrong answer.
3.) Repeat means to ………..?
4.) What is the missing word: Could you ………. repeat that?
5.) What is the missing word: I don't fully ………….. what you are saying?
6.) ‘I didn’t get you’ means ……………….?
7.) ‘Catch you’ in ‘I didn’t catch you’ means ………..?
8.) Another word for to clarify is to check
9.) What is the missing word? …….. you say that again please
10.) What is the missing word? Would you please ………. that?