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In this lesson, we’ll learn words and phrases that we can use to talk about a hard day at work.
Harry: Hey Ron, what’s up with you? You look tired!
Ron: Yeah, man. I had a tough day at work.
Harry: Oh, what happened?
Ron: I just had a lot to do today and my boss was cranky as usual.
Harry: Just go home and rest. You’ll probably feel better tomorrow.
Ron: I guess you’re right.
George: Hey there! Long time, no see.
Selena: Oh, hi George! Yeah! I’ve been all tied up with work.
George: What happened? You look tense.
Selena: I’m just in a very delicate situation, I messed up a bit.
George: What did you do?
Selena: I was supposed to transfer some money from my boss’s account to a customer but I sent it to a wrong person.
George: Oh, no! What are you gonna do now?
Selena: My boss has given me a few days to recover that money or else I might lose my job.
George: Good luck, Selena!
Selena: I need it, thanks.
Bob: Hey dude! Why didn’t you show up at the baseball match today?
Danny: I had to work late hours at the office!
Bob: Why? What happened?
Danny: Well, I hadn’t finished my project. So, my boss made me stay late.
Bob: That’s sad. Your boss surely makes people work their butts off!
Danny: Yes, he does!
Janet: Hey Cathy! What’s up? Are you done with your project?
Cathy: No, Janet. I would’ve finished by now but a client has been driving me crazy.
Janet: Yeah, I know, right? They drive me crazy too. What did this one do?
Cathy: He’s been calling me up all day pointing out tiny mistakes in the project. It’s very irritating.
Janet: Why don’t you ask him to email you instead?
Cathy: I asked him, but he didn’t listen.
Janet : What a bore!