The Office - Sorry I'm Late (C0311)

Maggie Gao:  Okay everyone, shall we begin?
Bill:  Sorry Maggie, but we are missing a few people. Can we hang on a sec?
Maggie Gao:  Well, I did say eleven o’clock sharp, and it’s now five past so….
James:  Hi everyone, I’m so sorry I’m late. It’s raining cats and dogs outside and I had to wait ages for a taxi.
Maggie Gao:  Okay James, take a seat quickly please. Right, the subject ofthe meeting is.
Sally:  Hi guys. Please excuse me ,I was held up in traffic.
Maggie Gao:  Right, as I was saying the subject ofthe m…
Bruno:  Hi Maggie. I’m terribly sorry. The traffic is murder out there.
Maggie Gao:  Sit down Bruno! Okay now, as you are aware, the topic for this meeting is ‘The importance of being punctual’. Who would like to start?

Key Vocabulary

hang on a sechold on
wait ageswait for a very long time
hold upstuck
I am terribly sorryVery sorry
please excuse mepardon

Supplementary Vocabulary

lateoccurring, coming, or being after the usual or proper time
absentnot in a certain place at a given time
excuseto offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of
slacknegligent; careless

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