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In this lesson, we will learn some phrases you can use when consoling and expressing condolences.
Ethan: Hey Leslie, why haven’t you been coming to college?
Leslie: I lost my grandmother last week.
Ethan: Gosh! I’m so sorry to hear it! I had no idea. What happened?
Leslie: She slipped in the bathroom and had brain hemorrhage.
Ethan: What a horrible accident! How are you coping with it?
Leslie: I’m better now. But I miss her so much.
Ethan: I know it’s hard. You must give it time. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Leslie: You’re a good friend, Ethan. Thanks.
Kate: Hey Ethan! How are you doing?
Ethan: Not that good.
Kate: What happened?
Ethan: I lost my job. The company’s been downsizing and I was on the list.
Kate: Oh! That’s bad. I’m sorry. You need any help?
Ethan: I’m looking for a job right now. I have some interviews lined up for next week.
Kate: You’re in the construction business, right?
Ethan: Yes, that’s right.
Kate: I’ll keep my eyes opened for opportunities. If I spot anything, I’ll let you know.
Ethan: Thanks a lot Kate. I will be so grateful.
Kate: Hey Leslie! What’s the truck for?
Leslie: We are moving to New York.
Kate: Oh! Just like that? Is everything alright?
Leslie: My grandmother died last week so my grandpa is all alone there now. We’re going to live with him for some time.
Kate: I’m so sorry to hear all that. When will you be back?
Leslie: I have no idea. My whole life’s in here but grandpa needs us there.
Kate: I know you’ll get through this. If there’s anything I can help you with, just let me know.
Leslie: Thank you very much, Kate.
John: Nice to see you, Kate! How are you? And how’s Jim?
Kate: Hi John, it looks like you haven’t heard it...
John: What? What have I missed?
Kate: Jim and I broke up. As a matter of fact, he dumped me.
John: I can’t believe it, Kate. I’m so sorry. I hope you know how beautiful and smart you are.
Kate: You’re very kind, John.
John: I mean it. I’m sure you’ll be happy again.
Kate: You can bet I will!