June 17, 2012

How to Express Accusation, Blame, Confession, Apology, and Promise


How to Express Accusation, Blame, Confession, Apology, and Promise

1. Material Mapping For SMA/MA (Class XII):

Competence Standard
Basic Competence
Mendengarkan:
1. Memahami makna dalam teks percakapan transaksional dan interpersonal resmi dan berlanjut dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari.
1.2. Merespon makna dalam percakapan transaksional (to get things done) dan interpersonal (bersosialisasi) resmi dan berlanjut (sustained) secara akurat, lancar, dan berterima yang menggunakan ragam bahasa lisan dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan melibatkan tindak tutur: mengakui kesalahan, berjanji, menyalahkan, menuduh, mengungkapkan keingintahuan dan hasrat, dan menyatakan berbagai sikap
Berbicara:
3. Mengungkapkan makna dalam teks percakapan transaksional dan interpersonal resmi dan berlanjut (sustained) dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari.
3.2. Mengungkapkan makna dalam percakapan transaksional (to get things done) dan interpersonal (bersosialisasi) resmi dan berlanjut (sustained) dengan menggunakan ragam bahasa lisan secara akurat, lancar dan berterima dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan melibatkan tindak tutur: mengakui kesalahan, berjanji, menyalahkan, menuduh, mengungkapkan keingintahuan dan hasrat, dan menyatakan berbagai sikap

2. Material Mapping for Vocational High School (SMK/MAK):

Competence Standard
Basic Competence
1. Berkomunikasi dengan Bahasa Inggris setara Level Novice (Communicate in English in novice level) 1.4. Menghasilkan tuturan sederhana yang cukup untuk fungsi-fungsi dasar (Producing simple sentences to convey basic language functions).

3. Key word:

Mengakui kesalahan (confessing), berjanji (promising), menyalahkan (blaming), menuduh (accusing), mengungkapkan keingintahuan dan hasrat (expressing curiosity & desire).


4. Material:


Blaming/Accusing, Denying an Accusation, Confessing, Apologizing, Forgiving/Accepting an Apology, Asking for and Making a Promise

Blaming/Accusing
Denying an Accusation
  • It was your fault.
  • I told you but you just wouldn’t listen.
  • It’s all because of you!
  • It serves you right.
  • Perhaps that’ll teach you a lesson.
  • You should (not) have done that.
  • You’re the one to blame.
  • I think you’re the only person who could have done it.
  • It’s not my fault/ mistake.
  • Are you accusing me?
  • Don’t blame me.
  • Don’t point your fingers at me.
  • I’m afraid that wasn’t true.
  • It wasn’t me.
  • It’s not true.
  • I’m not guilty / I’m clean.
  • I’m not to blame.
Confessing/Making an Apology
Forgiving/Accepting an Apology
  • I must admit that I’ve been wrong so far.
  • It was my (own) fault.
  • I have made a mistake.
  • I was the one to blame.
  • You’re right and I was wrong.
  • The blame’s on me.
  • I honestly regret for having done such bad thing.
  • I must apologize for what I’ve done.
  • Please forgive me for what I've done.
  • It’s good you admitted that.
  • It’s no use crying over spilt milk.
  • Apology accepted.
  • Your apology is accepted.
  • You’re forgiven.
  • Let’s forgive and forget.
  • I forgive you.
  • Let bygones be bygones.
  • You have my apology.
  • Never mind. Forget it.
Asking for a Promise
Making a Promise
  • Promise me that you will come to the party.
  • Will you promise to be on time next time?
  • Make me a promise, will you?
  • Is that a promise?
  • I want you to promise that you’ll never leave me.
  • Will you give me your word on that?
  • Can you / Will you promise me?
  • Can I trust you?
  • I’ll take your words.
  • I promise I’ll make it to the party.
  • I promise not to be late again.
  • I promise you that I’ll never forget you
  • It’s a promise.
  • You have my word.
  • I give you my word.
  • I swear that I will never leave you.
  • Take my words (for it).
  • I promise you my love and my life.
Now, you have learnt about about how to express an accusation, blame, confession, apology, or promise in spoken English.

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