Polite ways to show dislike

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The British love to be polite and greet others, or stay and talk about the weather… But what do they say when they are annoyed? With these exercises you can practice polite ways to show your displeasure. It gets on my nerves when people do not know how to express themselves correctly and it drives me crazy when people do not practice English, so give this exercise a shot and improve your expressions for those moments when you are annoyed!

Idioms and Phrases:

  1. It gets on my nerves – It irritates or annoys me.
  2. It annoys me – It makes me feel slightly angry or irritated.
  3. It drives me crazy – It makes me feel extremely annoyed or irritated.
  4. I can’t stand – I find it very unpleasant or intolerable.
  5. It bothers me – It causes me slight annoyance or worry.

Exercise 1: Fill in the Blanks

Choose the correct idiom or phrase to complete each sentence.

British Etiquette: multiple choice (easier)

This exercise will test your vocabulary to practice polite ways to show your displeasure.

Exercise 2: Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks with the right idiom or phrase.

British Etiquette: fill in the blank (harder)

Today we will look at the diverse ways to express yourself in frustrating situations.

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