I. EXAMPLES: 1. I’m afraid you didn’t quite get his meaning. 2. A: Could I speak to Elizabeth, please? B: I’m afraid she is not in at the moment. 3. I’m afraid we are going to be late. 4. I’m afraid I can’t make it. II. DIALOGUES: Policeman: OK, stop right there you thief! Don’t Move! Bank Manager: Don’t shoot! Policeman: Put your hands over your head and don’t make any sudden move. Bank Manager: Look, officer, I’m afraid you have the wrong person. I’m the bank manager, not the thief. Policeman: Are you sure? Oh, I’m sorry. I’m afraid I’ve made a terrible mistake. Bank Manager: Well, you still have a chance to get your man. I saw somebody carrying a bag full of money running that way.