Asking Other’s Attention & Checking Other’s Understanding

يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا لاَتَدْخُلُوا بُيُوتًا غَيْرَ بُيُوتِكُمْ حَتَّى تَسْتَأْنِسُوا وَتُسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أَهْلِهَا ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرُُ لَّكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ

“Hai, orang orang yang beriman, janganlah kamu memasuki rumah yang bukan rumahmu sebelum meminta izin dan memberi salam kepada penghuninya. Yang demikian itu lebih baik bagimu, agar kamu selalu ingat”. [An Nur:27].

Asking for Attention

  • Excuse me.
  • Attention, please!
  • Can I have your attention, please!
  • May I have your attention, please?
  • Sorry to trouble you.
  • Sorry to bother you.
  • Look what I’ve got here.
  • Look here.
  • Look!
  • Hey!

Responding & Showing Attention

  • Responding

–Yes, please.

–Alright.

–Sure.

–What is it?

  • Showing Attention

–O see/

–Well….

–Tell me more.

–Really?

–Is she? Have you?

–What happened next?

 

Checking for Understanding

  • Do you understand what i’m saying?
  • Do you know what i mean?
  • Do you know what i’m talking about?
  • Does that make any sense?
  • Do you follow me?
  • Are you with me?
  • With me so far?
  • You know?
  • You see?
  • Right?

Responses Indicating Understanding

  • I see what you’re saying.
  • I see what you mean.
  • I know what you mean.
  • I know.
  • I understand what you’re saying.
  • I’m with you.
  • I hear you.
  • I hear what you’re saying.

Responses indicating misunderstanding

  • I don’t get it.
  • I don’t follow you.
  • I’m not sure I get your point.
  • I’m not sure I know what you mean.

 

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