Listening Quiz 9 + Conversational Phrases (statement of regret or apology/response)

This online quiz tests listening comprehension with conversational phrases. (Teachers can also print it on paper for use in class.)

Instructions: Listen to the statement of regret or apology (person A), then select the response (person B) that best matches.

Your teacher will play an audio for each item 1-10.
Listen, and mark the best choice a), b) or c).

1.
No problem
No way
No wonder
a) No problem b) No way c) No wonder
2.
Not too bad. We'll get the next one.
Not a bit. We'll get the next one.
Not to worry. We'll get the next one.
a) Not too bad. We'll get the next one. b) Not a bit. We'll get the next one. c) Not to worry. We'll get the next one.
3.
Forget it
Forgot it
Forgive it
a) Forget it b) Forgot it c) Forgive it
4.
Nothing to it. It's fine.
Don't mention it. It's fine.
Don't worry about it. It's fine.
a) Nothing to it. It's fine. b) Don't mention it. It's fine. c) Don't worry about it. It's fine.
5.
Don't mind me
Never mind
Never you mind
a) Don't mind me b) Never mind c) Never you mind
6.
Think better of it
Think nothing of it
Think little of it
a) Think better of it b) Think nothing of it c) Think little of it
7.
What now?
What next?
What then?
a) What now? b) What next? c) What then?
8.
None taken. It's OK.
None given. It's OK.
None offended. It's OK.
a) None taken. It's OK. b) None given. It's OK. c) None offended. It's OK.
9.
Sure. No feelings.
Sure. No more feelings.
Sure. No hard feelings.
a) Sure. No feelings. b) Sure. No more feelings. c) Sure. No hard feelings.
10.
No problem. No harm done.
No problem. Did no harm.
No problem. Nothing to harm.
a) No problem. No harm done. b) No problem. Did no harm. c) No problem. Nothing to harm.

Your score is:

Correct answers:

Show/Hide recorded statement
  1. I should've called and said I was running late.
  2. It's all my fault. If I hadn't forgotten where I put my passport we wouldn't have missed our flight.
  3. Sorry mate. Didn't mean to cut you off like that.
  4. It doesn't look like I'll make it to Debbie's party after all.
  5. Sorry about that.
  6. Thank you for accepting our apology.
  7. Excuse me. Sorry to interrupt you again.
  8. No offence. I didn't mean to imply you weren't smart.
  9. I shouldn't have said that. Can you ever forgive me?
  10. I'm really sorry about forgetting your name.
Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.