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English User Guides / Warnings

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driving me insane

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doing my head in

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I can't handle it

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at my wit's end

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Speaking English - Syllables

 Listen to the video and choose the number of syllables spoken in these expressions, then choose the syllable with the most stress.  For more help, read the video's transcript as you listen and click on the expressions to see and hear them in more detail.      


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Listening to English - Fill the Gaps

Listen to the different audio below about things that are annoying and fill in the gaps in the dialogue, choose from the drop-down box in each gap.


Listen to Audio Clip:

Jeremy: "How are your parents?"

Gemma:  "They're  of course, like they always do"


Jeremy "How come?"

Gemma: "I don't know, sometimes they just know how to  you know?  Like, they'll just make little comments about how to clean something better or how I could've cooked the chicken better, you know what they're like"

Jeremy:  "Yeah, are they still on about you having children?"

Gemma: "Oh yeah all the time, seriously, everyday they'll mention it, it's

Simon's ready to kick them out, he  anymore"

Jeremy:  "Well they are your parents, you're both just going to have to  until they go, just send them out to the city, they could go to the zoo, museum, you know"

Gemma:  "yeah we've done all that, we're keeping them as busy as possible, but after 3 weeks, we've pretty much come to

 Jeremy: "Well only a few days together, hang in there"

Gemma:  "I know, and I do like seeing them, in small doses!"

Formal English

Choose from the drop-down box, the formal English to replace the slang.


There are flies everywhere at the moment, they keep coming inside the house, it's driving me insane

My mother really needs to stop telling me to give her grandchildren, it's all she talks about, she's doing my head in

When the boss yells at me like that, I can't handle it

My baby just screams everyday, I check she's not hungry, she's dry, she won't sleep, I'm at my wit's end

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