EXPRESSING LACK OF UNDERSTANDING AND ASKING FOR CLARIFICATION

 

Expressing lack of understanding

Asking for clarification

What do you mean?

Could you be more explicit/clear?

Would you repeat, please?

I’m afraid I really don’t understand  what you mean/you are saying.

Could you explain what you mean by this, please?

Do you mean……………………………..?

 

 

 

 

 

FIND THE QUESTION:

Student: …………………………………………………………………………………………..?

 

Teacher: Well, “crucial” means very important.

 

Rafik: ...............................................................................................?

 

 

Anas: I’m afraid I really don’t understand what you mean by brain drain is positive.