Are you an easy-going person? Do many things get on your nerves? Watch the video of Anne talking about things that get on her nerves and practise using phrases like 'I wish you would ...' to show you are irritated.
▶Task 1 - comprehension
▶Task 2 - grammar practice
Hello, are you an easy-going person or do things get on your nerves and make you angry? I like to think that I'm an easy-going person but sometimes I find other people's behaviour quite irritating.
Dropping litter for example. I really wish people wouldn't drop their litter in the street. I don't know why they can't just walk a little bit further down the road and put their litter in the bin, or take it home. Other people don't want to see it on the pavement.
And another thing that really gets on my nerves is people talking on their mobile phones at the supermarket checkout or in shops. I wish they would just finish their conversation before they get to the checkout and then concentrate on what they are doing. Anyway I think it's quite disrespectful to the person working on the till.
And when I'm driving it really bugs me when I let people go first and they don't say thank you. I wish they'd learn some manners. It doesn't cost anything just to smile or nod your head to acknowledge another person's kindness.
Actually quite a lot of things get on my nerves. Perhaps I'm not as easy-going as I thought I was. What about you?
More like this
- Do many things bug you?
(This is an informal way of saying: Do many things get on your nerves?)
- Do you think you are an easy-going person?