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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 8 - Feeling Exhausted.
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 exhausted. Jennifer feels exhausted after a long day at work, posts an image, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "I'm so tired. I'm gonna die!"
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
[Alisha] Jennifer: I'm so tired. I'm gonna die!
(clicking sound)
[Michael] Chris: "Hurry home. It's movie night!"
[Alisha] Gloria: "What happened?"
[Alisha] Wendy: "No, don't die!!"
[Michael] Rick: "Why? What's happening?"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Jennifer's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "I'm so tired. I'm gonna die!"
Alisha: (Regular) "I'm so tired. I'm gonna die!"
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "I'm so tired."
Michael: In English, we use the word "so" to make it clear how strongly we feel about something. For example, "I'm so hungry!" or"I'm so cold!" Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "I'm so tired." (REGULAR) "I'm so tired."
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "I'm gonna die!"
Michael: We often use the exaggerated expression "I'm gonna die!" to describe an intense sensation. a famous quote from the movie Despicable Me: "It's so fluffy, I'm gonna die!" Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "I'm gonna die!" (REGULAR) "I'm gonna die!"
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "I'm so tired. I'm gonna die!"
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Jennifer's friends leave some comments.
Michael: Her boyfriend, Chris, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Hurry home. It's movie night!" (REGULAR) "Hurry home. It's movie night!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Hurry home. It's movie night!"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling determined to help them.
Michael: Her neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "What happened?" (REGULAR) "What happened?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "What happened?"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling sympathetic.
Michael: Her high school friend, Wendy, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "No, don't die!!" (REGULAR) "No, don't die!!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "No, don't die!!"
Michael: Use this expression to be funny.
Michael: Her college friend, Rick, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Why? What's happening?" (REGULAR) "Why? What's happening?"
[Pause]
Alisha: Why? What's happening?
Michael: Use this expression to show you are feeling sympathetic.

Outro

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