Everyday English Conversations Feelings & Emotions


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Part 18 of the series Everyday English Conversations. This one is about feelings and emotions. This is good to use in class for higher level students or at your home for yourself. this is good for listen and speaking practice.

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Everyday English Conversations Feelings & Emotions

  1. 1. Live Free / Speak Free
  2. 2. Click on any of the icons through out this presentation to listen to it. You may click as many times as you like. The dialogues are all one conversation and are not broken into sentences for listening. Listen to each saying and / or sentence and then repeat each of them. You may want to do this several times so you get the right pronunciation. Continue
  3. 3. Anger Excited Happy and feeling Good. Being Worried Stress Sad and Depressed. Other Emosions Afraid & Scared
  4. 4. Happy and Feeling Good General Questions Other Sentences Dialogues General statements are usually short. Questions you might ask someone There are other ways to express you are happy without using the word happy. Happy and Feeling Good - Interactive Practice 1 2 3 4
  5. 5. Happy and Feeling Good It's common to talk to friends and family when you are happy. Most of the time, you want to express why you are happy and share with close people how you feel. In this lesson, let's take a look at many different ways you can express yourself when you are happy.
  6. 6. General statements are usually short. Here are a few examples. "I'm very happy right now." "I'm happy." "I haven't been this happy in a long time." "I don't think I can be any happier right now." "He is very happy." "She is so happy right now." "My wife is pretty happy." "My husband is happy."
  7. 7. These sentences are very basic. Most of the time, you will be explaining why you are happy. Let's incorporate the reason into the sentence. "I'm so happy I got a job offer." "I was happy when I received an A for my final report." "I'll be happy when that happens." "This semester is such a headache. I'll be so happy when it's over." "My brother was happy after passing the examination." "I think my mother was happier than I was when I got into the University." "If you find a job you are happy with, then that is the perfect job for you." "It's more important to be happy with your job then what other people think."
  8. 8. "I don't think she will be happy if you do that." "My parents won't be happy if I drop out of school." "I think my professor was happy with my essay." "My grandmother is always happy when I come visit her." "My grandfather is always happy to see me." "I'm so happy for you. That's wonderful news." "Congratulations on your engagement, I'm so happy for you." "I want to find a gift that she will be happy with." "He never likes his presents, but he is happy with the fact that we tried." "Happiness is probably the most important thing in life." "My goal in life is to make other people happy."
  9. 9. Happy and Feeling Good - Questions Questions you might ask someone "Do you think he will be happy with this present?" "Do you believe money can buy happiness?" "Do you think she will be happy if I show up?" "What would make you happy?" "Was your brother happy with the results?" "When was your happiest time period?" "How can you put a price tag on happiness?" "How much money do you need to be happy?" "Would you be happy if that happened to you?" "Why are you so happy right now?" "Why are you in such a good mood?" "Did something good happen? You look so happy?" "Why do you have such a big smile on your face?"
  10. 10. Happy and Feeling Good - Other Sentences There are other ways to express you are happy without using the word happy. "I'm feeling pretty good right now." "I'm in a very good mood." "I feel great!" "I'm so glad I didn't have to go to work today." "It feels so good taking a long vacation." "This is so awesome. I can't believe this happened." "I got everything I ever wanted. I feel so blessed." "My brother was jumping around everywhere when he heard he got into Stanford."
  11. 11. Here are some slang terms you might hear. "I'm so stoked." Stoked basically means to be happy or to be excited. "I'm on cloud nine right now." This terminology represents feeling high. High is usually associated with drugs, but if something good happens and you are so happy, it can make you feel better than being on drugs. That is where this terminology came from. "I feel like I'm in paradise." "I feel like I'm on top of the world." "I feel like a king." "I feel like a champion." "I feel invincible."
  12. 12. Happy and Feeling Good - Interactive Practice A: "Hey John. I have some great news." B: "What happened?" A: "I got a job offer from Dell." B: "That's great. I thought you said you didn't get the job." A: "I thought I did bad on the interview, but I guess I was wrong. I'm so happy right now." B: "I bet. That's great news. I'm very happy for you." A: "Thanks. I feel like celebrating. Let's go have a beer. It's on me." B: "Sounds good." Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B
  13. 13. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Mike, did you win the lottery or something? Why the big smile?" B: "I'm so relieved. I just passed the bar exam." A: "You did? That's great! You must be very happy now?" B: "That's an understatement. I'm on cloud nine. I couldn't be any happier." A: "Did you tell your parents yet?" B: "Not yet. I didn't get a hold of them. I'll try to call them again tonight." A: "They're probably going to be so happy." B: "I think so. It's turning out to be a great day."
  14. 14. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Life's so boring." B: "Well, most of the time it is, I guess." A: "What do you think will make you happy?" B: "I think money will make me happy." A: "You heard people say that money doesn't guarantee happiness." B: "It will for me. Then I can do all the things I want to do." A: "You'll get bored eventually." B: "Then I can find something new to do. If I don't have to worry about money, then I don't have to work." A: "That's true, I guess. If I didn't have to work, I think I would be happy." B: "You see... money doesn't equal happiness, but it takes away a lot of responsibilities."
  15. 15. Anger Anger - Understanding Anger - Confronting Anger - Other Anger - Dialogues Anger
  16. 16. Anger Different people react in different ways when they are angry. In this lesson, we will look at a variety of sentences people use when they are angry. When someone is angry in the real world, they use a lot of profanity or curse words. Because of this fact, this lesson will contain bad words. There are many ways a person can get angry. Let's first look at the situation where it involved a different person.
  17. 17. "I'm so pissed. Roger just stabbed me in the back." "What was he thinking! I thought we were friends too." "I don't know what I'm going to do when I see him. I found out that he's been sleeping with my girlfriend." "Matt is dating my ex-girlfriend. I'm pretty upset about that. He knows I still have feelings for her." "Whenever I think about him, I get pissed. He treats his friends like crap." "I can't believe he was talking behind my back. Whenever he talks to me, he acts like we're close friends." "Matt borrowed my car and put a dent in it. He claims he didn't do it. I'm never trusting him again." "I told Scott a secret and made sure he never tells anyone. The next week, I heard it from three different people. I was so pissed."
  18. 18. Anger - Understanding There are only a few things you need to say when someone is talking to you about anger. The best thing to do is understand their feeling. "I can't believe that happened. I'd be so pissed." "I know how you feel. I was so angry when that happened to me." "I can't imagine how angry you must feel. That has never happened to me." "If that happened to me, I'd get revenge." "What are you going to do to get him back?" "That totally sucks, but I'm not surprised. I always knew he was a back stabber." "The best thing to do is stop being his friend. He doesn't deserve to have any friends."
  19. 19. Anger - Confronting When you are talking to the person that made you angry, it is common to lose control and say a lot of things. Here are some common sentences. "I thought you were a friend. I had so much trust in you. I can't believe you did this to me." "What were you thinking when you stabbed me in the back. Did it feel good?" "Why'd you do it?" "You know I still have feelings for Mandy. You didn't even consider my feelings. What? Am I not a friend or something?" "You're not the only one hurting for money. You owe me five hundred dollars. I need it now." "You didn't have to tell my parents that I owed you money. I said I would pay you back when I got my paycheck. I can't believe you would do this."
  20. 20. Sentences you can ask or say if you feel a friend is angry with you "Are you mad at me?" "Are you angry?" "You're not disappointed are you?" "Don't be angry with me. I really didn't mean it." "I didn't know you were involved. I hope you're not mad at me." "I really didn't know it was going to make you upset."
  21. 21. Anger - Other If you make good friends, you can avoid these types of scenarios. However, there are times when the situation was out of your control. For example, a friend of mine had to landscape his back yard for his house, so he called a company to delivery a lot of top soil. As the driver was driving back to the house, he hit my friends house and damaged a pipeline. The driver claimed it wasn't his fault and said he wouldn't pay for the damages. When things like this happen, we use the court system to get payment. But my friend was so angry because they were not accepting fault. Here are some of the things I heard. "I was so pissed for a couple of weeks. During that time, I thought of twenty different ways I could hurt his business." "I'm going to screw with him so much." In the end, everything worked out. They went to court and my friend won.
  22. 22. There are a couple of other emotions that are similar to being angry. I'll cover some of them here. "I'm so frustrated." "It's so frustrating working with him." "I was so frustrated, I stopped caring about the outcome." "He gets frustrated pretty easily." "It's easy to get frustrated when things are not fair." "I'm not really mad, just a little disappointed." "That really hurt me. I'm so disappointed." "I'm really disappointed in you. I didn't know you could stoop to that level."
  23. 23. In boxing, a low blow is a hit below the belt that is considered unfair. The term low blow became widely used when someone did something unfair. Here are some sentences to give you an idea. "That was low." "I can't believe Jackie would do something so low." Now that we know what low means, stooping to that level means to do something that is low. You are basically lowering yourself to perform a bad or unfair task.
  24. 24. Anger - Dialogues A: "What happened to your car?" B: "A tow truck was towing my car and put all those dents in my car." A: "Are they going to pay you for the damages?" B: "They're saying it was already there." A: "What the hell. That doesn't make sense. What are you going to do." B: "I have to go to court. A cop was there so he can prove that the damage wasn't there." A: "That sucks. I'd be pissed if that happened to me." B: I got an estimate and it's four thousand dollars." A: "Oh my gosh. Damn... screw the court, I would burn down their store." B: "We'll see what happens after court." Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B
  25. 25. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Jack, what's wrong?" B: "You!" A: "What are you talking about? What did I do?" B: "You told Martha that I was on a date? What was that all about?" A: "No... that's not what I meant. I didn't mean that. She asked me where you were and I jokingly said that you were on a date with Sara. I thought Martha knew that you and Sara were just friends." B: "She started feeling suspicious after you said that." A: "I'm sorry man. I didn't know. I didn't mean to screw anything up." B: "Martha gets jealous easily and it took a while to convince her that Sara was just a friend. Now, I have to explain to Sara that I can't hang around her because of you." A: "Look. I really didn't mean to, and next time I see Martha, I'll really tell her that you and Sara are really just friends." B: "Don't bother."
  26. 26. Other Expressions ExcitedGeneral Sentences Excited Interactive Practice Excited Excited
  27. 27. Excited - General Sentences Being excited is another positive emotion. I'm sure everyone knows what it feels like to be excited, so let's get right into learning sentences. The day before a big event, many people get excited. Here are some sentences you can use. "I'm getting excited for golf tomorrow." "I'm too excited to go to sleep now. Our trip tomorrow is going to be so fun." "We're leaving for our camping trip tomorrow. I'm getting really excited." "Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day." "We're finally moving into our first house. It's a very exciting time for us." "I have an interview tomorrow. Although I am scared, it's an exciting opportunity."
  28. 28. Regular sentences "I'm excited to be here." "Your sister must be really excited about starting law school." "It's really exciting thinking about the benefits people will gain from our project." "It's exciting starting a small business." "I get excited thinking about how many people I will help." "Don't get too excited. It's not guaranteed yet." "I wouldn't get excited yet. You still have one more match to play." "You didn't get the job yet, so don't get too excited about it."
  29. 29. Questions "I'm pretty fired up about tomorrow. Aren't you excited too?" "Are you feeling excited or scared about your interview tomorrow?" "Do you get excited every time you get a phone number from a girl?" "Is your brother excited about starting work?" "Are you excited about your date tomorrow?"
  30. 30. Excited - Other Expressions Sometimes, being too excited can be negative. Here are some examples. "I don't know what's wrong with him. He's always excited for no reason." "He's too hyper. I don't know why he's excited about every little thing." Being pumped up is another way you can say you are excited. "I'm pretty pumped up about my trip to Australia. I'm really looking forward to it." "I'm pumped up about working out. I joined a health club and set a good schedule to follow."
  31. 31. Hyper is usually used when someone has too much energy. "If you feel too excited, you won't be able to sleep. Then you won't perform that well tomorrow." "Calm down. You're over reacting." "My friend can never go to sleep the day before we go skiing. He always gets too excited." "My dog gets excited whenever the doorbell rings." "People with heart problems shouldn't get excited too often." "You should feel excited about this opportunity." "I don't understand why you're unhappy with your situation. I'd feel excited to have your opportunity." "Going to a concert is very exciting. There are many people there with so much energy and it's very fun." "It's exciting to see a great singer perform so powerfully." "I'm excited about my trip to Europe. It's going to be so fun."
  32. 32. Being thrilled about something is another way to say you are excited. "It's so thrilling skiing down the mountain real fast." "I'm thrilled thinking about buying a new car." When you are referring to an exciting person, the word most commonly used is enthusiastic. "He's a very enthusiastic person." "I wish I had as much enthusiasm as he does." "It's always fun to be around an enthusiastic person."
  33. 33. Excited - Interactive Practice Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "I can't wait to go skiing tomorrow." B: "I know. It's going to be so much fun." A: "I always get excited the day before." B: "I used to be like that. But I go skiing so often that I don't get excited anymore." A: "I only go skiing twice a year, so it's a real treat for me." B: "That makes sense." A: "What things make you excited?" B: "Whenever I go to Vegas, I get really excited." A: "Oh... that makes me excited too!" B: "Looks like anything fun makes you excited."
  34. 34. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Hey Jack. Are you excited about starting work?" B: "Yeah. I'm really looking forward to it." A: "What was more exciting, starting college or starting work?" B: "They're pretty similar, but in different ways. I really can't decide. How about you?" A: "For me, I think starting school was more exciting." B: "Does that mean work isn't that great?" A: "It's different for everyone, but because I knew school was going to be so much fun, I really got excited about it." B: "But work is a huge portion of our lives. I'm looking forward to making it fun." A: "That's a great attitude to have. I don't think you'll have any problems in the workforce." B: "I hope you're right."
  35. 35. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Hey Suzie. Guess what? I'm having a baby!" B: "Really? That's so great. Congratulations." A: "Thanks. I'm so excited. We've been trying for 8 months now." B: "That's really exciting. How many months are you pregnant?" A: "Three months." B: "Are you going to find out if it is a boy or a girl?" A: "I want to, but Bob doesn't. He wants to be surprised like the old fashioned way." B: "Maybe it's more exciting not knowing." A: "I'd rather know and buy all the baby things ahead of time." B: "There are so many things you have to prepare for." A: "I know I am going to be busy, but I know I can handle it. I have been looking forward to this day for a long long time." B: "It really must be an exciting time for you guys." A: "Thank you so much."
  36. 36. Worried Worried Worried Worried Worried Being Worried Serious Situation Talking to a Worried Person About Family Interactive Practice Being Worried
  37. 37. Being Worried Some people might say worrying is useless, but it is an emotion that everyone has. Worrying doesn't help the situation, but we can't help to feel worried when something happens. Let's look at some sentences that are commonly used. "I'm worried about my son." "I'm worried about the situation." "I'm so worried." "I'm a little worried." "He's very worried about work." "He's worrying about his financial situation." "She's worried about her dog."
  38. 38. "Our dog has been missing for 2 days. My wife is very worried." "Our son slipped and hit his head. It's going to be a couple of days before we know how serious it is. I can't help but worry about it." "I'd be worried if I was in that situation." "I bet she's really worried." "The doctor said something was wrong with my wife's blood test. I'm so worried." "I lost my job and I'm having a hard time finding another one. I'm beginning to worry about how I'm going to take care of my family." "My husband lost his job. Although I'm worried, I can't put pressure on him because he feels really bad."
  39. 39. Worry - Serious Situation Sometimes, a person might not take a situation seriously. If something bad happened and they don't think it is bad, then a popular comment is to say something like this. "I would worry if I were you." "Do you think this is a joke? This is pretty serious." "This is one of your last chances. Aren't you worried at all?"
  40. 40. When we are worried, the word doesn't have to be used to express that we are worried. Here are a few examples of what I am talking about. "I don't know how I'm going to pay for the medical bills." "I have so much debt. I don't know what to do." "I just took the exam and I don't know if I passed or not." "I only applied for three schools. What's going to happen if I don't get into any of them?" "I just had my interview. I don't know if I got it or not." "I hope they come out with the results soon. I hate the waiting." "The doctor said there are some complications with the pregnancy. I'm praying nothing bad happens." "My mother got into a car accident. She's in critical condition. I don't know what's going to happen." "So many people are counting on me. What if I let them down?"
  41. 41. Being Worried - Talking to a Worried Person When someone is worried, here are some sentences you might need to say. "Stop worrying. It's only making you feel worse." "You should try to think positive. Worrying is not going to help you." "Don't worry about the planning. I'll take care of it." "Don't worry about the money. I already took care of it."
  42. 42. "I'm sure you passed the test. Don't worry about it." "You had a high GPA and you did well on your test. Don't worry about getting into school. I'm sure all of them will accept you." "You're over reacting. The situation is not that bad. I don't think you should be worried at all." "Worrying is not going to help your situation. Let's think of a step by step plan that will help your financial problem." "The hardest part of your situation is that you can't do anything about it. I hope everything works out." "Everything happens for a reason. I'm sure something good will come out of all this."
  43. 43. Worry - Worried about Family Parents worry a lot about their kids. And if you have a mom or dad that worries about you, then you can say these types of sentences. "Don't worry about me." "Stop worrying about me. I'm doing great." "My mom is always worried about me." "I wish my mom would stop worrying about me." "My dad is always worried about my future."
  44. 44. "I wish my mom would stop saying how much she worries about me. It doesn't really help my situation." "Why do parents always tell us that they are worried about us." "If you weren't such a screw up, then your parents wouldn't have to worry about you." "Your parents only worry because they love you." "Your mom only wants what is best for you. That's why she's worrying so much." "Your dad wants you to have a better life than his. That's why he's worrying." Finally, when we get older, it is common to worry about marriage and kids.
  45. 45. Worry - Interactive Practice Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "You don't look too well. What's going on?" B: "I just lost my job. I'm just worried about how I'm going to pay the bills." A: "I'm sorry to hear that. Have you been looking for another job?" B: "I just started, but the job market is very bad right now. I'm not optimistic about it." A: "That's tough. What does your wife think about this?" B: "She's trying to be supportive, but I can tell she is very worried about our financial situation as well." A: "I have some friends who might be able to help you find a job. I'll see what they can do." B: "I really appreciate your help." A: "No problem. In the meantime, don't try to worry so much. You'll get through this."
  46. 46. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Jared, I just heard about your father. How is he doing?" B: "He's in the hospital resting. The doctor's didn't give a clear answer yet." A: "I'm so sorry to hear that. But this is a good hospital. I'm sure they will do whatever they can." B: "I hope so." A: "You must feel really worried right now. But you know your dad is a fighter." B: "Yeah. I think my mom is the most worried. I'm basically worried about how she is doing." A: "Where is she right now?" B: "She's in the hospital with my dad. I have to go back tonight." A: "Hey, I'll go with you." B: "You don't have to." A: "It's really no problem." B: "Ok. Let's go right after dinner."
  47. 47. Stress - School Stress - Work Stress - Questions and Answers Stress - General Stress - Interactive Practice. Stress
  48. 48. Stress - School Unfortunately, stress is a common emotion that we all experience. Most of the time, stress is caused by pressure placed on us. We experience stress trying to live up to someone else's expectations. This is the same for school and work. We are given work to do and if there is so much, we experience stress. "I'm stressing out. I have a mid term tomorrow and I haven't studied yet." "I have a paper due tomorrow and I didn't even read the book. I'm so stressed." "I always get stressed out during finals week. Even if I study a lot, there are always unexpected questions I don't know about."
  49. 49. "My parents give me so much stress. They expect me to get straight A's all the time." "I would enjoy school a lot more if my parents didn't put so much pressure on me." "My dad gave me a beating when I brought home a C on my report card." "I'm so stressed. I'm taking the CPA exam next week and I'm not confident." "I've been stressed like this for two weeks now. I'll be happy when this semester is over." "I took too many classes this semester. I shouldn't have tried to do so much. Now I'm stressing like crazy." "My English professor is stressing me out. He wants me to help him write his article." "I'm having a lot of trouble in my political science class. It's stressing me out."
  50. 50. Stress - Work "I get a lot of stress from work." "I'm sick of all the stress I have to deal with." "The project I'm working on is giving me a lot of stress." "I have a lot of stress because of my manager. He wants me to finish my project in four days."
  51. 51. "The most stressful thing about work is always making sure my manager is happy." "If I don't butt kiss, I might get fired. It's so stressful living like this." "Work is so stressful." "There's this guy at work. He's the biggest butt kisser. It's stressful competing against this guy." "I get a lot of stress from my coworkers. They're all way too competitive." "I volunteered for another project and it's stressful to say the least. I'm working 14 hours a day." "My company is over working me. They expect way too much from everybody." "If the work doesn't kill me, the stress will."
  52. 52. Stress - Questions and Answers "What do you do when you feel a lot of stress?" "What do you do when you feel stressed out?" "How do you relieve your stress?" "After work, I usually go out with some friends and have a few drinks." "We usually complain about our jobs over a bottle of Soju." "Drinking is the way we deal with stress." "On the weekend, my friends and I go out and drink a lot. It's the only way to stop thinking about work."
  53. 53. Although drinking to relieve stress is a normal practice. It is a bad interview question. When you are talking to friends, it is normal to say that you drink to take care of the stress, but if you talk to someone important, make sure you give a simple answer. "I usually go to the river and relax by the water." "I like to rent a movie and relax on the sofa. This really helps me deal with my stress." "What stresses you out the most?" "What makes you stressed the most?" "Where do you get the most stress from?" "My company gives me the most stress." "My girlfriend gives me the most stress." "I get a lot of stress from my parents." "School is the most stressful for me." "Everything about life is stressful." "I have a lot of stress trying to pay all the bills."
  54. 54. Stress - General "My parents are putting pressure on me to get married. It's so stressful." "My husband wants to have a baby. I don't want one yet. It's very stressful." "I get so much stress before interviews." "I feel a lot of stress when I have to talk in front of a large group." "Learning English is the most stressful thing I ever had to deal with." "I get stress every time I think about speaking English." "He is always late with his work. It's beginning to stress me out." "It's stressful because if anything goes wrong, our whole project will be ruined." "It's so stressful because of the importance. So many people are dependent on our success."
  55. 55. Stress - Interactive Practice A: "Hi Jackie. You don't look too well. What's going on?" B: "It's nothing. I'm just a little stressed out." A: "Why? What's stressing you out?" B: "School. Since I was working part time, I had a difficult time keeping up with class. Now that we have exams coming up, I'm totally freaking out." A: "The best thing to do is study as much as you can. I'm sure you'll do alright." B: "I hope so. I guess I won't be sleeping for the next 3 days. That's what it'll take." A: "I have to study for an exam too. Why don't we study together. We can encourage each other." B: "That will be great." Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B
  56. 56. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Hey Mike. What are you doing tonight?" B: "Nothing planned. How about you?" A: "Work is kicking my ass. I'm so stressed. Let's go grab a drink." B: "I'm always up for a drink. To tell you the truth, it's been quite stressful here too." A: "I say we get drunk tonight. I don't want to think about all this stuff." B: "But we have to work tomorrow." A: "We won't stay out too late. I just need to forget about work." B: "I hear ya. Let's do it."
  57. 57. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "What stresses you out the most?" B: "Probably my parents." A: "How so?" B: "Well, during school, they wanted good grades. Then after I got a job, they wanted me to get a better job. And finally, they want me to get married." A: "You have to deal with a lot of pressure from your parents." B: "Your parents are not like that?" A: "Ever since I brought home some bad grades in elementary school, they never expected much." B: "You're lucky." A: "What do you do to deal with the stress?" B: "Not much I can do. It's always there. I sometimes go out with some friends and drink, but that's only a temporary solution. The stress always returns in the morning." A: "That sucks. You wanna go grab a beer?" B: "Sure. Sounds great. Let's go."
  58. 58. Sad or Depressed Sad or Depressed Situational Depression Interactive Practice Reactions Doctor and Friend
  59. 59. Sad or Depressed It's unfortunate that there seems to be more negative emotion than positive ones. Being sad and depressed is a common emotion that we must deal with. While dealing with these negative emotions, it is good to talk about how you feel. Let's get started so you can say how bad you feel in English. I'm not going to cover feeling sad or depressed due to a broken heart in this lesson. Having a broken heart is a large topic so I will dedicate a whole lesson to the broken heart. There are several ways to express you are sad by using different words. Here is a small list of different words you might hear. Sad Down Gloomy Feeling Blue Depressed
  60. 60. Let's use these words in sentences. "He's a little sad that Mark didn't invite him to his birthday party." "She's sad that she wasn't selected as the representative." "I always cry during sad movies." "I'm feeling a little down." "I got a bad grade in my final. I'm just a little down." "Jack is feeling pretty down. Let's take him out for a night of fun."
  61. 61. "I feel so gloomy all the time." "I wish I was happy. I'm sick of feeling gloomy." "Let's go to a bar. I'm feeling a bit gloomy." "I'm feeling a little blue right now." "Jack hasn't come out in a long time. He's feeling a little blue. Let's try to cheer him up." "I didn't get my promotion from work. It's depressing me." "Let's go get drunk tonight. I'm feeling depressed." "Sometimes I feel depressed for no reason."
  62. 62. Sad or Depressed - Reactions Crying is one reaction to being sad. When someone is crying, you know it is because they are sad for some reason. Here are some questions you can ask. "Why are you crying?" "What's wrong?" "Why are you sad?" "What's bothering you?" "Why do you feel so bad?" "Why are you depressed?" "What's making you feel like this?"
  63. 63. Because there are so many things in the world that can make us sad, it is hard to cover everything. I can only cover the tip of the iceberg on this subject. But feel free to ask any specific questions and we will let you know the proper sentence for your situation. "Our team lost the final match. We were second place." "My mother is very sick right now. I'm worried and sad." "My grandmother is in the hospital. I don't think she's going to make it." "My uncle was diagnosed with cancer. The doctors don't expect him to make it." "My cousin was killed in a car accident. It was the saddest thing in my life." "I trained so hard, but I didn't make the wrestling team. I'm a little down." "I didn't get into that University. I'm so depressed and my parents are going to be so disappointed." "My grandfather just passed away. I was so close to him."
  64. 64. Sometimes sadness can turn into anger. For example, when the US gets away with gold medals at the cost of Koreans or other countries, it's sad to see. After the initial feeling, it turns into anger. "Korea lost the gold medal to the US. It was so depressing watching the US get away with another gold medal.“ "I'm getting sick of watching Korea get screwed by the Americans. It's really discouraging."
  65. 65. Sad or Depressed - Situational Depression Depression is classified as a disease. Many people suffer from depression and it is good to know how to say some sentences whether it is you or someone else. Situational depression When someone first comes to the United States, it is common to be depressed. This is usually due to loneliness, boredom, or feeling sad because you miss your friends and family. "I think I'm depressed because I have nothing to do here." "I'm depressed because I don't have anything here." "I'm so lonely here. I left all my friends to come here."
  66. 66. Usually time heals these types of problems. Sometimes, whatever you say doesn't really help. They know the problem, but they can't control how they feel. Regardless, saying that you understand can show them that you care. "It must be really tough leaving your friends and family behind." "I have never experienced that, but I imagine it must be really hard." "Starting a new life someplace different is really hard. It's normal to feel this way. I think you'll get better with time." "If you surround yourself with people, you might find new friends." "Why don't you go to church. You can find peace there and even find great friends."
  67. 67. Sad or Depressed - Doctor and Friend Things to say to a doctor "I'm always depressed for no reason." "I suffer from depression constantly." "I'm always depressed and I don't know why." Depression can be so bad that suicidal thoughts can arise. That's what doctors are there for and they can really help. But it is important to let someone know about how you feel. "I'm so depressed that I don't know if it's worth living any longer." "Can you do anything to help my depression?"
  68. 68. If a friend talks to you about these things, here are some sentences you can say. "It's not your fault and this is pretty serious. I think you should go see a doctor. I can go with you." "I think a doctor can really help your situation. We should go in and talk to one." "You know they have medication to help depression. I'll help you look into it. What do you say?"
  69. 69. Sad and Depressed - Interactive Practice A: "Hey Mike. What are you doing?" B: "Nothing much. What are you up to?" A: "I was just concerned about Sam. He hasn't been himself lately." B: "He took the civil service exam and failed." A: "That sucks. He must feel depressed." B: "Yeah. He's been sitting in his room everyday for the last 4 days." A: "Why don't we take him out? We can try to take his mind off of it. In the least show him that we're there for him." B: "That's a great idea. Why don't you call him. I already talked to him a couple of times and it might be good for him to hear from somebody else." A: "Ok. I'll call you back after I'm done." B: "Sounds good." Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B
  70. 70. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "Sarah. You look terrible. What's wrong?" B: "My grandmother just passed away." A: "I'm so sorry to hear that. When did this happen?" B: "A couple of days ago. I just got back from the funeral." A: "Is there anything I can do?" B: "No... not really. The sad thing is that I wasn't there when she died. I really wanted to be there one last time." A: "I'm sure she knew you loved her. Did she pass away in the hospital?" B: "Yeah. She died in her sleep." A: "I'm sorry she's gone." B: "At least she didn't suffer." A: "I think your grandmother would want you to think of all the good times you spent together." B: "I know. But I miss her." A: "When my grandmother passed away, I frequently visited her in the cemetery. I always talked to her. Even though she wasn't there, I somehow knew she heard what I said." B: "Yeah? That's what I was thinking too. Thanks." A: "It looks like you haven't eaten anything all day. We should get you something to eat." B: "You're right... I should eat something. Let's go."
  71. 71. Afraid or Scared Afraid & Scared Some people really don't get scared that much. Others get scared all the time. General Sentences Interactive Practice Questions & Sentences Dialogues
  72. 72. Afraid or Scared Some people really don't get scared that much. Others get scared all the time. Usually ladies will get more scared than the guys. But even if you don't get scared that much, it is still good to learn this lesson because you might be talking to someone who gets scared easily. Let's begin. There are several synonyms for scared that are commonly used. Frightened Freaked out Terrified Afraid Fear
  73. 73. "I'm scared." "I get scared when I'm alone at night." "I get scared pretty easily." "I get scared watching a horror movie." "It's frightening walking home at night." "I didn't know the mirror was there so I was frightened when I saw my reflection." "My little daughter gets frightened easily, so we keep the light on for her until she goes to sleep."
  74. 74. Freaked out is more of a slang term used among the guys. My friends think it is a little girlish to say they are scared. So instead, they use the word freaked out. "When I was at a public bath room, three guys surrounded my stall waiting for me to leave. I was so freaked out." "I got freaked out when I saw the bat fly across the room." "It's freaky walking through a dark park at night." "She was so terrified that she turned blue for a second." "It was a terrifying experience. We were both freaking out." "I was terrified watching that movie."
  75. 75. "If you're afraid, then you don't have to do it." "My wife is afraid of the dark." "When I was little, I was afraid of everything." "I'm not afraid of death." "I fear that we'll lose the war." "I fear that he'll get away." "You shouldn't let fear control you." "He fears that you will be mad."
  76. 76. Afraid or Scared - General Sentences "Do you get scared easily?" "Do you get scared watching horror movies?" "Are you afraid of the dark?" "What was the most terrifying experience you ever had?" "Do you get scared when you are at home by yourself?" "What do you do when you feel scared?" "Are you afraid of death?" "Hey Theresa, I just watched a movie and I'm scared. Do you want to get together?" "If you're not busy, do you want to come over? I just watched a movie and I'm afraid to be alone." Questions
  77. 77. General Sentences "My dog gets scared during fourth of July." "My dog gets scared when he hears a loud noise." "My wife hates watching scary movies. She's afraid of ghosts." "My little brother is afraid of his own room. He thinks there's a monster in the closet." "My sister is terrified of spiders. She screams every time she sees one." "I'm not afraid of ghosts and monsters. They're all fake." "When I was young, I used to get scared, but it all changed when I grew up." "I remember being afraid of a lot of things when I was younger." "The whole country was scared after the 9/11 attack." "The leaders of America said we shouldn't live in fear."
  78. 78. When someone is scared, one instinct is to run away from the situation. The phrase, 'running scared' is used this way. "Why is he running scared?" "Is the government running scared?" "The revealed secret had the CEO running scared." Being scared does not always imply being frightened or afraid of monsters. A grown person can use this word if he or she is worried about something. Here are some examples. "My company is downsizing. It's a little scary going through this. I don't know if I will have a job next month." "I'm afraid my company is going to lay off our whole department." "It's a little scary waiting for the test results. This is so important to me. I really hope I pass." "If I tell her, I'm afraid she's going to blow up." "I'm afraid to tell her because she's going to be mad."
  79. 79. Afraid and Scared - Interactive Practice A: "Hello?" B: "Hey Tina. What are you doing?" A: "I was just watching TV. What's going on with you?" B: "I just watched a movie and I'm scared." A: "What did you watch?" B: "I saw the Sixth Sense. I didn't know it was going to be so scary." A: "I remember that. It was a great movie. But it was definitely scary." B: "If you're not busy, do you want to come over? I'm afraid to be alone." A: "Sure. I can come over. What should we do?" B: "How about if we watch a comedy. I need something to get my mind off the frightening images I have from the Sixth Sense." A: "Ok. I'll get ready and leave. I'll see you in about 20 minutes." B: "Hurry, ok. It's dark out." A: "Don't worry, nothings going to happen. I'll be there real soon." B: "Ok. See you soon." Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B
  80. 80. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "What are you afraid of?" B: "I'm not sure. I used to be scared of a lot of things when I was young, but not anymore." A: "Are you afraid of death?" B: "Only if I think about it so much. But death is inevitable, so there is no use thinking about it." A: "How about horror movies?" B: "No. I know they're all fake so there is nothing to be afraid of. How about you?" A: "I get scared pretty easily. I'm actually frightened of bee's." B: "Really? Why?" A: "I don't know. I got stung when I was young and ever since, I've always been afraid of them." B: "What other things are you afraid of?" A: "Sitting by the camp fire and telling horror stories is very scary." B: "Wow. You're afraid of many things huh?" A: "I guess so. Aren't you afraid of something coming out of the bushes?" B: "It's not going to happen. We probably went camping dozens of times and nothing ever came out of the bushes. What makes you think something will?" A: "I don't know. I guess I'm terrified at the possibility." B: "If you were realistic, you probably wouldn't be scared of everything. Maybe you have too much imagination." A: "I should try to think more realistically. I'll do that." B: "Good. After awhile, you won't be afraid of so many things."
  81. 81. Other Emotions Other Emotions - Proud Other Emotions - Feeling Nothing Other Emotions - Anxious and Anxiety Other Emotions - Interactive Practice Other Emotions - Restless Other Emotions - Emotional
  82. 82. Other Emotions - Emotional In this lesson, we will cover several emotions we didn't cover yet. The ones I want to talk about are, being emotional, feeling no emotions, restlessness, proud, and anxiety. If you have questions concerning any emotion we didn't cover, feel free to ask questions anytime. Emotional If your emotions change easily, then you are an emotional person. An emotional person can also be described as one who is affected by things such as sad movies, criticism, or easily angered. In this lesson, we will go through some sentences talking about emotional people. "I know a lot of artists and many of them are emotional. I think it helps them with their creativity." "I saw a guy cry in a movie. He must be very emotional." "Emotional girls are high maintenance. It's really a headache dealing with them." "My last boyfriend was so emotional. His emotions would change drastically in the same day."
  83. 83. When someone is way too emotional and it affects how they act in a negative way, some people will call them a psycho. "Your ex-girlfriend was a total psycho man." "He's a psycho. I saw him stalking you for a week." "My last girlfriend was a psycho. She would get upset at nothing and start crying the next minute." "I had a jealous boyfriend. He followed me around everywhere. I thought he was emotional because he would cry when I would yell at him, but I now think he's a psycho."
  84. 84. Some people are only emotional when it is about something they are passionate about. If a person only gets emotional talking about one subject, then they are not an emotional person, rather, they are emotional about that topic. "He's pretty emotional about that topic." "I wouldn't say anything negative about blind people. She's very emotional about it." "Anytime we talk about it, he gets very emotional." "His voice started getting louder when we were talking about the war. I didn't know he was emotional about it." "My father had a friend who was killed in the Korean war. He gets emotional thinking about it."
  85. 85. Other Emotions - Feeling Nothing No emotions Feeling no emotions is one of the worst emotions. Many times it is described as being dead on the inside. Without emotions, it is hard to tell if you are a person. Here are some sentences I heard people say. "I don't feel anything. I don't know if I'm alive." "I hurt myself because it makes me feel alive." "I'd rather feel pain than feel nothing at all." "Not feeling anything is so depressing." "When my younger brother died, I didn't feel anything. It was worse than feeling sad." "I've never seen that guy laugh or cry. He's so emotionless." "I wonder if she feels anything. She's so cold."
  86. 86. Other Emotions - Restless Restless Being restless is an uncomfortable feeling. You feel like you want to do something, but there is nothing to do. It's hard to sit still and you have too much negative energy. "Being restless is having too much negative energy." "Being restless is terrible because it's being bored when your body wants to do something." "I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm so restless." "I can't fall asleep. I'm too restless." "I'm either bored or restless. I can't tell." "I gotta find something to do, or I'll die." "It's hard for me to relax when I'm restless." "He gets restless very frequently." "Why are you moving around so much? Are you restless?"
  87. 87. Other Emotions - Proud Proud You can either be proud of yourself or someone you care about, such as your children. When you are proud, it is the result of accomplishing something. Here are some sentences you can use. "I'm so proud of you." "I'm very proud of you." "You did a great job. I'm so proud of you." "My mother always tells me that she's proud of me." "I bet your parents are proud of you." "You should feel proud of your accomplishment." "That was awesome. You should feel proud of yourself." "I'm very proud of you, son." "I'm proud of my little brother. He did a great job." Proud can be used in a negative way. Proud can be seen as cocky or overconfident. "I don't know why he's so proud of himself."
  88. 88. Other Emotions - Anxious and Anxiety Anxiety / Anxious Anxiety is a pretty serious emotional problem. When you feel many different emotions or awkward emotions and can't control them, it is referred to as having an anxiety disorder. Many people suffer from this problem. "I feel weird all the time. I'm anxious about everything." "I feel anxious anytime I'm faced with uncertainty." "I heard it's very uncomfortable feeling anxious about everything." "I need to see a doctor about my anxiety problem." "Mike went to see a doctor and she told him that he has an anxiety disorder." "There are medication for anxiety disorders. You should ask your doctor about it."
  89. 89. There are times you can use the word anxious and not refer to a medical or serious condition. "It's going to be fun. I'm anxious to get started." "The project is going to be great. I'm anxious to start on it." "Jill was anxious to start classes on Monday. She really likes school." "Jack is anxious to play. Let's have him go first."
  90. 90. Other Emotions - Interactive Practice Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "How are you feeling these days?" B: "I don't know. A little bored and restless I guess." A: "Why is that?" B: "I have so much time on my hands and I have nothing to do." A: "Why don't you go out and have fun?" B: "I would like to, but I have to save some money so I can't go out all the time." A: "That sucks." B: "After awhile, I start to feel anxious." A: "Try relaxing and reading a good book. That's always a good way to kill time." B: "That's true. How about you? How are you these days?" A: "I'm doing pretty good these days. My kid just finished kindergarten. I'm so proud of him." B: "That's great to hear. He must be big now. It's been a year since I saw your son." A: "Yeah. He grew a lot in the last year." B: "I bet you're very proud of your son." A: "Yes I am. Thanks."
  91. 91. Listen All Listen Person A Listen Person B A: "What happened to that girl you were seeing?" B: "Oh Jackie? We broke up last week." A: "That was a short relationship. You only started dating 2 months ago." B: "It was actually a long two months. She was a psycho." A: "What do you mean?" B: "She would be laughing one moment, and if I said something insensitive, she would start crying. I didn't want to deal with that." A: "She sounds very emotional." B: "She was a psycho man. One time we were suppose to get together. I was waiting for her call, and when she finally called, she was screaming why I wasn't at her place." A: "Were you suppose to be there?" B: "I thought she was going to call when she was done shopping. It was a misunderstanding. She was literally screaming on the phone over this." A: "Ok. You're right. She's a psycho." B: "I'm just glad it's over."
  92. 92. Any questions, comments, advice, and / or wishes – you can email me at amerenglish64@gmail.com