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In this lesson, we will learn what to say when you dislike someone’s behaviour or attitude.

Complaining to your boss

Katy: Hello Mr. Watson. I wanted to talk to you about something. Is this the right time?

Watson: Yes Katy. What is it?

Katy: Well, I haven't told you this before. But Ms. Annie has always been rude to me.

Watson: What happened? What makes you think that?

Katy: She’s always shouting at me no matter what. I mean, she’s always shouting for no reason.

Watson: Oh Katy. Annie’s been here for many years. That doesn’t sound like her. I’m sure there’s been some miscommunication.

Katy: I think you should talk to her and look into this matter. Its very hard to work this way.

Watson: Don't worry. I will talk to her about it.

Katy: Thank you Mr. Watson.

Asking your co-worker not to gossip

Jack: Come on man! Just try to be decent and courteous in this office.

Luke: What happened dude? What did I do?

Jack: I know you’ve been telling people some awful things. If you have a problem with me, just let me know. There’s no need to go behind my back.

Luke: Look, I think you are mistaken. I didn't say anything about you to anyone.

Jack: I overheard you yesterday. So there’s no point in denying it. If you want to get along with people in this office, just stop gossiping around.

Luke: This is embarrassing. I’m sorry. That won’t happen again.

Refusing to do a favor

Katy: I need some help from you Gerard.

Gerard: What is it?

Katy: I have an interview for my visa. Can you take care of the work here ‘til I’m back?

Gerard: I’m sorry Katy. I won't be able to help you this time.

Katy: Oh Gerard ! Don’t do this please. It’s really important.

Gerard: I know. But I’m always doing you favors and when I ask you for any, you don’t help me out. So not this time.

Katy: Oh I get it Gerard. You know what? Never mind!

Talking about an indiscreet co-worker

Katy: Hey Jack. Have you met the new guy yet?

Jack: No. Why do you look so annoyed?

Katy: It’s Gerard. The new guy. He is just so annoying.

Jack: Why? What happened?

Katy: He’s just started here and he’s already flirting with me everywhere.

Jack: Is that so? Why don’t you tell our boss what’s going on?

Katy: Nah! I want to give him a chance so I gave him a fair warning first.

Jack: Then I guess you should avoid him for now.

Katy: Yeah. I’ll probably do that.


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