TESOL/Complaining

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Key sentences

Asking what happened Complaining
What's wrong? I can't believe [that] (sentence).

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

I can't believe [that] (sentence).
sentence sentence
my team lost I can't believe [that] my team lost.
I have to do overtime I can't believe [that] I have to do overtime.
it's raining I can't believe [that] it's raining.
she's late again I can't believe [that] she's late again.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking what happened Complaining
What's wrong? I can't believe [that] (my team lost).


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking what happened Complaining

What's wrong?

I can't believe [that] ... .


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking what happened Complaining
Ask what happened. Think of a time when you were irritated. Talk about it.

Further study


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