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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 19 - Just Relaxing.
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 relaxing. Chris relaxes at a beautiful place, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "This is the life! A cold beer and sunshine!"
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Chris: "This is the life! A cold beer and sunshine!"
(clicking sound)
Gloria: "Nice! Aren't you going to invite me?"
Jennifer: "Save one for me?"
Alex: "It's been a long time since I had a real chill day."
Howard: "Some people worked all day today…"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Chris's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "This is the life! A cold beer and sunshine!"
Alisha: (Regular) "This is the life! A cold beer and sunshine!"
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "This is the life!"
Michael: "This is the life!" is an expression used to express one's enjoyment or contentment with the situation; it emphasizes the fact that life is really good. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "This is the life!" (REGULAR) "This is the life!"
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "A cold beer and sunshine!"
Michael: Beer is a popular drink preferred by most men in Western societies. There is a great variety of beer, including ale, lager, and stout. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "A cold beer and sunshine!" (REGULAR) "A cold beer and sunshine!"
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "This is the life! A cold beer and sunshine!"
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Chris's friends leave some comments.
Michael: His neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Nice! Aren't you going to invite me?" (REGULAR) "Nice! Aren't you going to invite me?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Nice! Aren't you going to invite me?"
Michael: Use this expression to show that you are a little bit jealous, in a humorous way.
Michael: His wife, Jennifer, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Save one for me?" (REGULAR) "Save one for me?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Save one for me?"
Michael: Use this expression to show that you are being playful.
Michael: His nephew, Alex, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "It's been a long time since I had a real chill day." (REGULAR) "It's been a long time since I had a real chill day."
[Pause]
Alisha: "It's been a long time since I had a real chill day."
Michael: Use this expression to show that you are feeling tired and need a holiday as well.
Michael: His supervisor, Howard, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Some people worked all day today…" (REGULAR) "Some people worked all day today…"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Some people worked all day today…"
Michael: Use this expression to be cynical.

Outro

Michael: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about relaxing, 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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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about relaxing which phrase would you use?

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Pablo
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I thought the phrase is a part of a song

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Teresa Reyno
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❤️️

Sergey
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Well, to be honest, I can't recall alcohol ever relaxing (at least me)😜

Hnin Yu Lwin
Friday at 11:00 PM
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take it easy

Hnin Yu Lwin
Friday at 11:00 PM
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calm down.

have a blast

Abbos
Friday at 11:47 AM
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Thanks a lot :) pretty good video.😘

George Yunga
Friday at 06:58 AM
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Really it was a good lesson, so now I'm relaxing 👍Thanks.