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  • Hello, guys, and welcome back to engVid. My name's Benjamin, and welcome to the best place

  • on the internet to learn your English. Today has not been a good day. I am sad because

  • "I got dumped." That's right, today, we're going to do a lesson about using words for

  • emotions, and how to talk about getting dumped, getting over it, and moving on to the next

  • person, if appropriate.

  • So, today, "I got dumped." Okay? We use this auxiliary verb with: "dumped". So it's an

  • auxiliary verb. Okay? And then in the past simple tense. "I got dumped." It means the

  • person threw me away; they told me to disappear, to get rid of myself. Okay? So, if a friend

  • asked me: "What happened, Benjamin?" I would say: "Well, she"-the girl-"dumped me." Okay?

  • Again, in the past simple because it only happened once, that's why it's in the past

  • simple. It'd be complicated if she dumped me again, and again, and again, and again.

  • We won't talk about that.

  • Or, if it was different: "I dumped her." Ha-ha, I dumped her. Okay? So we got a mixture of

  • active and passive here. This, obviously, active, and: "I got dumped" there in the passive.

  • That was done to me, but if I dumped her, that's active; that's me doing it to her.

  • I think that's her, maybe she'll take me back. No, I'm sorry, you're dumped.

  • Okay, now, because she dumped me and I don't want to speak to her, my friend has to tell

  • me to "Calm down." He's telling me right now that I need to calm down. So that's a sad

  • face. My sad emotions have to go down. He's telling me to calm down. My sadness, my anger

  • - down. Okay? Sad face, down.

  • What he wants me to do, what my friend, George, wants me to do is to "Cheer up." Cheer up.

  • Okay? So this is my smiley face and he wants more of that, so he says to me: "Cheer up."

  • Now, I'm having a bad day and I'm not wanting to cheer up and I don't want to calm down.

  • So what he says to me next... This is what my friend says to me, he says: "Deal with

  • it." He says: "Deal with it." Now, what does that mean? "Deal", that means get to grips,

  • be strong, be strong. Manage it, the girl. Okay? With "it" meaning the "dumped", the

  • being dumped, the dumping. Okay?

  • He tells me to: "Get over it." Get over it, he wants me to move on. Okay? This is me being

  • dumped, he wants me to jump over that, to move on, to move into the future. Okay? And

  • he says to me... He says to me: "Benjamin, there are plenty more fish in the sea." Well,

  • that's nice. Okay? "Fish", he's obviously talking about girls - no pun intended. Okay?

  • "Plenty more fish in the sea." Don't worry, don't be sad. There are more people to meet.

  • Now, what George needs me to do, he wants me to: "Look forward to" something. To look

  • forward to the future. Okay? So, if I'm sad, I don't think about the future. I'm just sad,

  • I'm thinking about girl who dumped me. But he wants me to look forward, to be excited

  • about something. Okay? So he wants me to say... He wants me to say: "George, I am looking

  • forward to having a beer tonight.", "I am looking forward to..." and then we write down

  • an event, something we are excited about. So we could say: "a party", or: "playing sport",

  • something active. Okay?

  • Now, this girl has annoyed me so much, and George, he keeps sending me little text messages.

  • "George is getting on my nerves." So George, here he is, these are my nerves all the way

  • through my body, George is on my nerves and he's making me angry. Okay? "Getting on my

  • nerves", it means to make angry. Okay? This is in the present continuous. Okay? It's happening

  • again, and again, and again. It's happening now. Right?

  • Now, here, I could say: "George gets on my nerves." This is present simple. This is more

  • serious. Okay? This implies that he gets on my nerves, he annoys me all of the time. If

  • I say: "He's getting on my nerves", it suggests for a short period, George is annoying me.

  • So this is for short time, and this is all the time.

  • Now, another way of saying: "Gets on my nerves"... This is a good one. Okay? Is to say that:

  • "To rub someone up the wrong way." That's complicated. Isn't it? "To rub someone", to

  • rub, rub someone up the wrong way. So think about it, you're driving and suddenly someone

  • says: "You're going the wrong way." Okay? The wrong way means unh-unh. To rub someone...

  • This is rubbing, rubbing. If you're rubbing someone the wrong way, they don't like it;

  • they're getting annoyed. They don't like you. They want you to go. Okay?

  • So: "George has been rubbing me up the wrong way." Okay? So: "has been" and the "ing",

  • this is present perfect continuous. Okay? Whereas here: "George rubbed me up the wrong

  • way." So he rubbed me up. Here, we've got past simple, the "ed", that's a singular event;

  • it happened once. He rubbed me up the wrong way. But if it's: "has been", it's here, he

  • did it for the first time and he's doing it all the way to there. It's happening again,

  • and again, and again this rubbing up.

  • Okay, a lot to take in, I know. Because George has been annoying me so much, I'm going to

  • go off and I'm going to get ready to go to a party. Wait one sec.

  • You'll never guess what, I just met someone. "Just met", past simple. Yeah? I just met someone and: "She

  • makes me feel so happy! Excited! Like I'm on cloud nine." This is a way of saying that

  • I'm so happy that I'm floating up into the sky, like I'm on cloud nine. Or another way

  • of saying: "She makes me feel", because that's passive, I could do the active way of saying:

  • "I feel happy! I feel excited! I feel like I'm on cloud nine." Okay?

  • So, that's the end of today's lesson. I got dumped. I calmed down. I cheered up. Then

  • my friend, he rubbed me up the wrong way. What you're going to do now: take the quiz

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  • To watch more of my videos and learn to become more fluent in your English. And then if you

  • really like me, you can check out Exquisite English via the link and we can see how I

  • can help you more. Thank you so much for watching. See you next time.

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Talking about LOVE & relationships in English: I got dumped!

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