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In this lesson, we will see some phrases you can use when talking to someone who looks sad.
Carlton: Hey Steve. What happened? Why do you look so upset?
Steve: Oh man. I did not score good in my exams.
Carlton: How much did you score this time?
Steve: I got a C - and now I’ve lost my one and only chance to get a PS4 for my birthday.
Carlton: What do you mean?
Steve: I asked my dad to give me a PS4. He said he would only do it if I could get at least a B+.
Carlton: Now, that’s real bad news for you.
Steve: Hey Jordan. Where have you been?
Jordan: You have no idea. It’s been a real tough week, Steve.
Steve: What happened?
Jordan: My uncle got really sick. I’ve been helping my aunt to take care of him.
Steve: Oh, sounds bad, I’m sorry to hear it. What did the doctors say?
Jordan: They said it can be treated with proper therapies and a few surgeries. But, for now everyone back home is very upset.
Steve: He’s a strong man, Jordan. He’ll recover fast, I’m sure. Let me know if I can be of any help.
Jordan: Sure buddy. Thanks a lot.
Carlton: You look so sad Annie. What’s bothering you?
Annie: My boyfriend dumped me last week.
Carlton: Whoa! But how did that happen?
Annie: Well..he was dating some other girl, too.
Carlton: What are you saying?! Did he tell you that?
Annie: I read her messages on his phone. When I confronted him, he broke it down in pieces and told me everything.
Carlton: Wow! It must’ve been really difficult for you.
Annie: It hasn’t been easy. I feel really bad. It was so humiliating.
Carlton: That moron does not deserve you. Keep your head up high, Annie.
Annie: You’re a good friend, Carl. Thank you.
Jordan: So, how did it go? Did you win anything?
Carlton: Look at me. Do you think I look like a winner?
Jordan: Ouch. Okay...Got it. You didn’t win.
Carlton: vSorry Jordan, I didn’t mean to be rude.
Jordan: Chill man, it’s okay. But you do seem to be more upset than usual. I mean, you’ve been doing this for a while and by now you’re used to winning and losing. It’s part of the game.
Carlton: But this time it wasn’t my driving. It was the car. It simply broke down.
Jordan: Oh, but you did get it serviced before the race, didn’t you?
Carlton: Of course I did, that’s why I’m so upset.
Jordan: I can understand. Wish you better luck next time.
Carlton: Yeah, and better mechanics as well, I should say!