Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Expressing Annoyance or Anger


In this BBC programme, we look at language used to express annoyance or anger about something. There are all sorts of very strong words in English used to show annoyance (some of which you probably already know!), but we'll be focusing on those expressions which aren't quite so offensive, so you don't find yourself upsetting people too much! When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quiz below!
Tapescript for the programme (remember to click on the right mouse button)

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Expressions for showing annoyance:

Oh, dear! Oh, no! Bother! Damn!*
I can't believe it! Why does this always happen!

For { goodness/ heaven's / pete's / pity's /God's * } sake!

*(some people may find this offensive)

What have you learnt ? Have a go at using some of the expressions we looked at the quiz....

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