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12 Everyday Conversational Expressions Stress, Anxiety, Excitement p.2

 

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* 12 Stress, Anxiety, Excitement (p.2 of 9)

 

12.5 When you are desperate

 

My heart is broken. Listen A My heart is overwhelmed with sorrow. <My girlfriend is leaving me. My heart is broken.>

Im heartbroken. Listen <What am I going to do now? Im heartbroken, said my sister, and then she burst into tears.>

Im broken-hearted. Listen <Ive read your desperate letter. Im broken-hearted.>

Its broken my heart. Listen <My beloved dog is sick. It has broken my heart.>

Im wearing my heart upon my sleeves. Listen A I am showing my emotions openly. <Im grieving deeply. I cant hide my sorrow. Im wearing my heart upon my sleeves.>

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12.6 When you are angry

 

Im furious. Listen <My ex-boyfriend is such a jerk! Im furious.>

Im so mad I could scream. Listen <He openly betrayed me. Im so mad I could scream.>

I’ve never been so mad in my life.   Listen   <“Listen to what the newspapers are writing about me! I’ve never been so mad in my life.”>

That burns me up. Listen A That ignites my anger. <He keeps spreading gossip about me. That burns me up.>

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12.7 When you are scared

 

Im so scared. Listen <A war broke out. Im so scared.>

Im scared to death. Listen A I am scared very much. <Something exploded in the street. Im scared to death.>

Im scared silly. Listen <It was a gunshot! Im scared silly.>

Im frightened. Listen A I am filled with fright. <There is a man outside. Im frightened.>

Im terrified. Listen A I am filled with terror. <This storm is fierce! I have never been so scared in my life. Im terrified.>

Im petrified. Listen A I am scared stiff. <There is a wolf in the woods. Im petrified.>

Im shaking like a leaf. Listen <The boss told me that I would make a presentation for the potential customer. Its a million-dollar deal. Im shaking like a leaf.>

I almost jumped out of my skin. Listen A I was so scared I almost reacted uncontrollably. <Suddenly, I saw a mouse. I almost jumped out of my skin.>

I almost had a nervous breakdown. Listen <I thought he would attack me. I almost had a nervous breakdown.>

I thought I was having a nervous breakdown. Listen <The wind was so strong that trees began crashing on the ground. I thought I was having a nervous breakdown.>

I broke out in a cold sweat. Listen <When I heard the frightening news, I broke out in a cold sweat.>

I had goose bumps. Listen A I was so scared goose bumps broke out on my skin. <The strange man approached me. I had goose bumps.>

It gave me goose bumps. Listen <The rain intensified. It gave me goose bumps.>

It made my flesh crawl. Listen <I heard a clap of thunder. It made my flesh crawl.>

My teeth chattered. Listen <I heard a scream. My teeth chattered.>

My blood curdled. Listen <The movie was scary. My blood curdled.>

You frightened me. Listen <I quietly entered the room and my sister told me, You frightened me.>

You startled me. Listen < Im sorry. I didnt see you there.>

You scared me. Listen <I touched my sister by the shoulder and she screamed, You scared me!>

You scared me to death. Listen <I moved my hand and she said, You scared me to death.>

You scared me out of my wits. Listen <I was sitting in the room when my sister entered. I greeted her. You scared me out of my wits, said she.>

You scared the wits out of me. Listen <I had a walk in the forest and met with my sister. You scared the wits out of me, she yelled.>

You scared the living daylight out of me. Listen <I coughed in the corner of the room. My sister exclaimed, You scared the living daylight out of me.>

You scared the devil out of me. Listen <I opened a bottle of sparkling wine with a bang. You scared the devil out of me, said one of the guests.>

You scared the hell out of me. Listen <I dropped a frying pan on the tile floor and a rattling sound reverberated in the kitchen for a minute. You scared the hell out of me, said the cook.>

You scared the crap out of me. Listen <The car in front of me suddenly stopped and I slammed the brakes. You scared the crap out of me, said my passenger.>

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12.8 When you drink too much

 

I drink too much. Listen <He admitted to his doctor, I drink too much.>

Ive been drinking too much. Listen <Since I lost my job, Ive been drinking too much.>

I drink in excess. Listen <I drink in excess. But Im not an alcoholic.>

I drink to excess. Listen <I drink to excess. It helps me to stay sane.>

I drink excessively. Listen <I drink excessively. Everybody in our office does.>

I probably drink more than I should. Listen <I probably drink more that I should. I will quit soon.>

I get drunk almost every day. Listen <I get drunk almost every day. If I dont, I feel empty.>

I am an alcoholic. Listen <I am an alcoholic. I need help.>

I cant quit drinking. Listen <I cant quit drinking. I began drinking socially. I ended up drinking alone.>

Ive never had a drink in my life! Listen <Ive never had a drink in my life! I swear on a stack of Bibles!>

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