1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.
2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.
Falling in love can be one of the best feelings in the world. However, when people are in a relationship, that love may not last for many different reasons. Breaking up can be terrible, especially when you are the person who still wants to continue the relationship.
Being dumped is an awful feeling. Someone will always have their feelings hurt in a break up. It can feel even more awkward if you see the person who dumped you after it has happened. But most people can move on after being heartbroken and find another relationship.
Sara tells Brian about running into her ex and how it made her feel. Find out more in today’s English lesson about breaking up.
1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.
2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.
Sara_R: Hey, Brian. How’s it going?
Brian: Good. How’re you doing?
Brian: That is the worst. I’ve had that happen before too. It’s so awkward.
Sara_R: Especially because he dumped me. It was really painful.
Brian: At least you’ve had some time to move on. I’m sure it’s still painful to see him. But, you can only stay down in the dumps for so long.
Brian: I feel like time is always the factor. Even me, I’ve ran into some ex-girlfriends. When I see them, I get a rush and I remember all of the great times we had. It’s hard not to let your heart get the better of you.
Sara_R: That’s true. It is good to remember all the good times and love and great feelings.
Brian: It’s part of life and we have to deal with it.
Sara_R: It is. Thanks for talking. This has really helped.
Brian: Yeah. No problem.
Sara recently saw her ex and it made her feel like her heart was breaking all over again. Her ex-boyfriend dumped her, but she wanted to keep being in a relationship with him. Luckily, she can share her feelings with her friend, Brian.
Brian suggests that she should not feel so bad. He says that being dumped is just part of life and that time can help her heal. Sara feels better about everything and is happy to have a friend like Brian to talk about this.
Have you ever been in a relationship that didn’t work out? How did you heal from it?