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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 9 - Talking About an Injury.
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 injured. Chris suffers a painful injury, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "Hello, sick leave. Now it's time to be bedridden for a while."
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
[Michael] Chris: "Hello, sick leave. Now it's time to be bedridden for a while."
(clicking sound)
[Alisha] Gloria: "Blessing in disguise. At least you might get some rest now!"
[Alisha] Jennifer: "It's not that bad. It's just a sprain."
[Alisha] Wendy: "Are you alive? Should I come over with ice cream and soup?"
[Michael] Alex: "You're too old to be climbing the roof, you know!"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Chris's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Hello, sick leave. Now it's time to be bedridden for a while."
Alisha: (Regular) "Hello, sick leave. Now it's time to be bedridden for a while."
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "Hello, sick leave"
Michael: "Hello" is a greeting phrase used a lot in America. We use it when greeting people of course, but we can also greet an object or an event, not always in a positive attitude. For example, in a positive way: "Hello, new phone!" or in a negative way "Hello, rain." Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Hello, sick leave." (REGULAR) "Hello, sick leave."
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "Now it's time to be bedridden for a while."
Michael: The phrase "now it's time toโ€ฆ" can be used for anything that is about to happen. Such as going somewhere or doing something. "Now it's time to be bedridden for a while." Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "Now it's time to be bedridden for a while." (REGULAR) "Now it's time to be bedridden for a while."
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "Hello, sick leave. Now it's time to be bedridden for a while."
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Chris's friends leave some comments.
Michael: His neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Blessing in disguise. At least you might get some rest now!" (REGULAR) "Blessing in disguise. At least you might get some rest now!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Blessing in disguise. At least you might get some rest now!"
Michael: Use this expression to show that you are expressing kindness and sympathy.
Michael: His girlfriend, Jennifer, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "It's not that bad. It's just a sprain." (REGULAR) "It's not that bad. It's just a sprain."
[Pause]
Alisha: "It's not that bad. It's just a sprain."
Michael: Use this expression to show you are downplaying what has happened.
Michael: His high school friend, Wendy, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Are you alive? Should I come over with ice cream and soup?"(REGULAR) "Are you alive? Should I come over with ice cream and soup?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Are you alive? Should I come over with ice cream and soup?"
Michael: Use this expression to show sympathy and offer kindness.
Michael: His nephew, Alex, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "You're too old to be climbing the roof, you know!" (REGULAR) "You're too old to be climbing the roof, you know!"
[Pause]
Alisha: "You're too old to be climbing the roof, you know!"
Michael: Use this expression to show you are being cheeky and playful about what has happened.

Outro

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

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Monday at 01:36 PM
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Hello Karim,


Thanks for the post and question.


It is grammatically correct to say "You're too old to climb the roof" - although, it is quite a statement - I've never had to use it myself.


Shoot through any more questions you have!


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is it correct to say " you're too old to climb the roof"?

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