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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 7 - Getting Bored.
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 bored. Chris gets bored at home, posts an image, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "Damn, what a slow day! Bored. Any tips?"
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
[Michael] Chris: "Damn, what a slow day! Bored. Any tips?"
(clicking sound)
[Alisha] Jennifer: "Maybe you'd like to clean the floors before I get home?"
[Alisha] Gloria: "Do you want to go for a coffee around lunch time?"
[Michael] Alex: "Me too! Fed up with being unemployed right now."
[Alisha] Wendy: "Do what everyone else does. Watch YouTube videos! Haha!"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Chris's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Damn, what a slow day! Bored. Any tips?"
Alisha: (Regular) "Damn, what a slow day! Bored. Any tips?"
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "Damn, what a slow day!"
Michael: A common phrase used in America when people feel like time is passing slowly. It can also be used for describing people. For example: "Eric, can you stop being so slow?" Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Damn, what a slow day!" (REGULAR) "Damn, what a slow day!"
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "Bored, any tips?"
Michael: On social media, we tend to express ourselves in shorter phrases than we would when speaking. "Bored, any tips?" is a good example. You can change it to any topic you would like to get tips or advice about. For example: "Hungry, any tips?" Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Bored, any tips?" (REGULAR) "Bored, any tips?"
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "Damn, what a slow day! Bored. Any tips?"
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Chris's friends leave some comments.
Michael: His girlfriend, Jennifer, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Maybe you'd like to clean the floors before I get home?" (REGULAR) "Maybe you'd like to clean the floors before I get home?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Maybe you'd like to clean the floors before I get home?"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling cheeky.
Michael: His neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Do you want to go for a coffee around lunch time?" (REGULAR) "Do you want to go for a coffee around lunch time?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Do you want to go for a coffee around lunch time?"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are offering a suggestion as a good friend.
Michael: His nephew, Alex, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Me too! Fed up with being unemployed right now." (REGULAR) "Me too! Fed up with being unemployed right now."
[Pause]
Alisha: "Me too! Fed up with being unemployed right now."
Michael: Use this expression to show you are in agreement and are feeling cynical about the position you are in.
Michael: His high school friend, Wendy, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Do what everyone else does. Watch YouTube videos! Haha!"(REGULAR) "Do what everyone else does. Watch YouTube videos! Haha!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Do what everyone else does. Watch YouTube videos! Haha!"
Michael: Use this expression to be funny.

Outro

Michael: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being bored, 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 being bored which phrase would you use?

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Monday at 02:16 PM
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Hello ่ฐขๅฐ”็›–,


This lesson is on the topic of how to post comments on social media sites. ๐Ÿ‘


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Thursday at 10:24 PM
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Hi there. Sorry, maybe I misunderstood. Is there any communication in any social network described in this lesson? Then we can assume that Jennifer and Chris live together, and Jennifer offers Chris to clean up the house as advice to cheer himself up.? It's just that, as far as I know, it usually doesn't work that well. I suspect Chris would have liked Wendy's tip (advice) better, wouldn't he๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ’ปor๐Ÿ“ฒ๐ŸŒ Many thanks

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In relation to your question, I'm not sure what you mean by that statement so I would say that it needs to be reworded.


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Could it be said like "It's hardly Chris was winged so much with Jennifer's tip"?๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Qingling
Friday at 12:04 PM
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Do what everyone else does


What a slow day!

Elmar Burity - Brazil
Wednesday at 09:02 PM
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Step by step Iยดm going ahead !

Even the simplest lessons are very important for my everyday study!

Congratulations !