B2 Idioms for expressing annoyance 45

Busy-bragging has become an element of every talk with friends, family and co-workers and a status symbol in modern society. People boast about being busy in a manner that resembles complaining. Often, they just want to say: “Can you see how important I am?”.

In this lesson, students will learn the ways to express their annoyance and talk about pet hates they have. First, they will discuss annoying things in modern life. Then, after watching a video, they will also have the chance to discuss the most annoying things connected with their workplaces. To help them collect some ideas, there is a short text that they have to complete with words given, and then discuss.

Language for expressing annoyance
Open-ended questions (comprehension)
Pair-work (life/business)






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