Your friend just got dumped by her boyfriend.

Help your friend with her relationship troubles.

IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL

1. Listen to your friend’s break-up story.
2. Talk to your friend about dating again.
3. Give your friend advice on how to make a relationship last long.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Choose the expressions in the box that best match the explanations.

Hang in there!
It’s not working.
It’s not you, it’s me.
I love you, but I’m not in love with you.
  1. You say this to someone when you take the blame for a failed relationship.
  2. You say this to someone to encourage him/her when things get tough.
  3. You say this to someone when you care for him/her just as a friend.
  4. You say this to your partner when you realize your relationship can’t be fixed anymore.

STEP B EXERCISE

Arrange the events in the correct order.

___ a. After just a few weeks of dating, they decided to be in a steady relationship.

  1   b. When they were in college, Terry had a crush on Bree.

___ c. They decided to live under the same roof after being in a relationship for a while.

___ d. He wanted to get her attention, so he flirted with her.

 

 

___ a. They’re tying the knot next year!

___ b. Ben popped the question last week, and Anna was shocked.

___ c. She knew he was the one, so she said yes!

MISSION

Challenge 1

While you were at work, your friend left you a voicemail. Listen to her voicemail.

Remember?

  • It’s not working.
  • It’s not you, it’s me.
  • I love you, but I’m not in love with you.

Challenge 2

A few weeks after her boyfriend broke up with her, you met your friend for coffee. Talk about how she’s doing.

Remember?

  • hang in there
  • flirt
  • have a crush on someone

Challenge 3

Your friend and Chad have been dating for a few months now. She’s really happy in the relationship, and she wants to know how to keep it strong. Give her advice.

Remember?

  • be in a steady relationship
  • live under the same roof
  • tie the knot
  • pop the question
  • the one

FEEDBACK

Help your friend with her relationship troubles.

MISSION ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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