Practical English

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Getting the speaker's attention

Body language and tone of voice are very important for getting a speaker's attention. If you want to speak, raise your hand and keep it raised till the speaker notices you. Try to make eye contact with the speaker. When saying the phrases below, use a rising tone of voice.

"Excuse me?" 

"Professor Jones?"

"Excuse me, Professor Jones?"

Austin Woerner