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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 10 - Feeling Disappointed.
Michael: Hi everyone, I'm Michael.
Alisha: And I'm Alisha.
Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in English about being disappointed. Jennifer feels disappointed about today's weather, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach, but of course it had to rain!"
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
[Alisha] Jennifer: "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach, but of course it had to rain!"
(clicking sound)
[Michael] Chris: "We'll make the best out of it. How about going out for lunch?"
[Alisha] Gloria: "Oh no, what a shame!"
[Michael] Rick: "That's unfortunate."
[Michael] Alex: "This summer is unusually rainy."
POST
Michael: Listen again to Jennifer's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach, but of course it had to rain!"
Alisha: (Regular) "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach, but of course it had to rain!"
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach"
Michael: The phrase "I was looking forward to..." is used when expressing disappointment over plans that have been ruined or cancelled. For example: "I was looking forward to going out to eat." This phrase is usually followed by "but" and the reason the plans were ruined or cancelled. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach." (REGULAR) "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach."
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "...but of course it had to rain!"
Michael: This phrase is the second half of the expression "I was looking forward to .... but of course it has to..." For example: "I was looking forward to a day of shopping, but of course my wallet was stolen." Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "...but of course it had to rain!" (REGULAR) "...but of course it had to rain!"
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "I was looking forward to spending my day off on the beach, but of course it had to rain!"
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Jennifer's friends leave some comments.
Michael: Her boyfriend, Chris, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "We'll make the best out of it. How about going out for lunch?" (REGULAR) "We'll make the best out of it. How about going out for lunch?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "We'll make the best out of it. How about going out for lunch?"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling determined.
Michael: Her neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Oh no, what a shame!" (REGULAR) "Oh no, what a shame!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Oh no, what a shame!"
Michael: Use this expression to show that you are feeling sympathy toward the person you are addressing.
Michael: Her college friend, Rick, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "That's unfortunate." (REGULAR) "That's unfortunate."
[Pause]
Alisha: "That's unfortunate."
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Michael: Her nephew, Alex, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "This summer is unusually rainy." (REGULAR) "This summer is unusually rainy."
[Pause]
Alisha: "This summer is unusually rainy."
Michael: Use this statement to suggest this is normal for the time of year.

Outro

Michael: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being disappointed, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Alisha: Bye!

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If a friend posted something about being disappointed which phrase would you use?

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Monday at 01:26 PM
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Hello @Sintonge and @Pablo,


Thanks for taking the opportunity to post. It's great to hear from you both.


Feel free to shoot through any questions you have throughout your studies.


Cheers,

Eva

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Sintonge samuel
Thursday at 12:17 PM
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We'll make the best out of it , what about eating out?

Pablo Josรฉ Morales
Wednesday at 10:15 AM
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Oh no, what a shame!! Letยดs do something different!