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Learn about Direct Speech

Date: Apr 24 2012

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Direct vs. Reported Speech


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One of the worst feelings a person can have is heartbreak. It’s the feeling you get when something terribly disappointing happens to you. People often feel heartbroken when they are rejected in love.

Some lucky people don’t have to feel much heartbreak in their lives. So far, Ella has been one of these people. Men want to be with her, and she may break their hearts, but so far, no one has broken hers.

Mason recently got over his love for Ella. Even though she doesn’t love him back, she has a strange feeling she can’t identify. What could it be?


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Marni:  Ella, are you OK? You don’t look so good.

Ella:  Nuh-uh. I don’t feel very good either.

Marni:  Well, what’s the matter?

Ella:  I don’t know. I have this, like, weird achey feeling all around here. Uh…

Marni:  Are there any other symptoms?

Ella:  Well, I find myself a little tired. Like, I don’t really want to do anything. I’m just kind of moping around. I just feel low.

Marni:  Huh. Well, that is strange. When did this all start?

Ella:  I mean, it’s been pretty recent. It kind of first started when Mason announced that he had a new girlfriend and then it just seemed to get worse since this morning at the meeting.

Marni:  So, the meeting where Dale and I mentioned that he had a hottie. This is when you started feeling ill?

Ella:  Yeah. That’s about the time, yeah. Man…

Marni:  Wait a minute. So you’re telling me that you feel kind of achey around your heart, and a little queasy, and you don’t really want to do anything. Well, Ella, it sounds to me like you might be a little heartbroken.

Ella:  What? Heartbroken? No. That doesn’t happen to me. I mean heartbroken is when you’re all depressed and sad because of some type of romantic disappointment. No. Never. I always get the guy.

Marni:  Wait. You’ve never been heartbroken before?

Ella:  Absolutely not. Never.

Marni:  Well, you said you always get the guy, but, Ella, I mean, in this case, you didn’t get the guy. I mean, Mason’s over you. He’s got a girlfriend.

Jeff:  You want that thing? Those idiots down the street forgot to hold the mayo again. I can’t eat this.

Ella:  Oh my gosh. That’s it. Jeff, you’re my savior!

Jeff:  What’s she talking about?

Marni:  I don’t know. What’s going on, Ella?

Ella:  Don’t you get it? I wasn’t heartbroken. I was hungry.

Marni:  Wow.


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Marni can tell that Ella isn’t feeling well. She just doesn’t look good. Her face shows that she is feeling achey and queasy.

Ella explains that she has been moping around and not feeling well for a few days. It all started when Mason told everyone he had a new girlfriend.

After hearing Ella explain how she feels, Marni tells her she must be heartbroken. Ella says she’s never been heartbroken before. She is always the one who breaks other people’s hearts.

Just then, Jeff walks in and gives Ella a sandwich. She takes a bite and suddenly feels better. She wasn’t heartbroken, she was just hungry!

Have you ever been heartbroken? What was it like?



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I wanted to say : New* sorry

01:03 AM Apr 08 2013 |



hey guys, I’m nex here

01:03 AM Apr 08 2013 |


MasbararSuper Member!


Heartbroken is really the worst feeling.But we like it if its because of the love.In the love heartbroken can be during love and end of the love.The difficult one is the one at the end.

10:02 PM Apr 07 2013 |




I haven’t had any heartbrocken experience in my life, but I saw many people with this problem. Having achey and queasy feeling is very common in these people. In my opinion, Ella had been heartbroken in that situation because of her symtoms and moping act in the movie?!

04:31 AM Feb 01 2013 |




I have had the feeling of heartbreak for many times.Such as deceived by parents,the band I like did something I hate and can’t understand,etc.But the most heartbroken thing is when I realize that my old time will never return,I just feel deep sorrow that I had wasted the most precious time in meanless things,and now you could never pick the time back.

02:45 PM Jan 19 2013 |


Saudi Arabia

 heartbroken  is  problem you can treatment .

07:13 AM Jun 10 2012 |

quick to pardon


heartbroken is not so good not at all

04:00 PM Jun 04 2012 |




that’s ok..Ella is not heartbreak,haha,she only is hungry.yeah,these is a joy,mybe,sometimes we can get the heartbreak,it is so badly.i want i don’t like these moon.

09:07 AM May 10 2012 |



I don’t think someone has heartbreak is a bad thing. in the fact , I think it is a good things and good lesson fot people . after heartbroken you know how to do the same thing in next time . and you will care more what you have now . and you can get more social experiences in your life . 

01:55 AM May 09 2012 |



Russian Federation

I have been heartbroken. It’s like you lost something the most important in your life and you will never find it again. It’s a terrible feeling. Some people after that lock their hearts for romantic feelings because of fear to be heartbroken again. So don’t play with other hearts. If you don’t have serious intentions but give some hope it will hurt other person very much at last. The good news is that if you even have been heartbroken you can be in love again. And the love worth it…  

08:17 AM May 08 2012 |




For all those who are heart-broken right now, here, go to my profile page. I have a song for you, hope it can make you more calm, buddy. 

It was my song when I was in heart-broken long time ago.

Really heart-broken. Damn, true love! Hiksssssss

04:53 PM May 05 2012 |




Hey My Dear Majid20…
We’re all here to be friends with you… :)

07:07 PM May 04 2012 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hello.i need some one to BE A FRIEND OF MINE

05:19 PM May 04 2012 |




Hmmm… I’m so thankful to you for your words about me…
& I’m more thankful for you’re wishing well for me…
Yeah… you’re right…
One day… it’ll happen… :)
I’ll wait for that day…
Thanks again for your words & wishing…
You’re such a nice person…
You also stay in love forever… :)
Be Happy…
Take Care…
Stay Blessed… 

10:59 AM May 01 2012 |

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Rockyy01 seems to be you are an unselfish person and altruist. You have found the wisdom in the situation you went through. I agree with you, if you really love person you want to see her/him happy no matter where is that person and how her( his) life is going on apart of you :(

No doubts, flames and the ashes will stay inside of your heart for a very long time ( even whole your life) but the power of the flames will reduce day by day up untill it become the short  flames of memory which will be able to remind you the nicest moments we share together. ONLY the nicest moments to cheer you up and to make your heart smile!

Best regards to you!!! Do not lose your hope. Always love and be loved by people Smile

10:48 AM May 01 2012 |




Hey My Dear Kotlesya…
Thanx for your words…
You see… when we lit woods…
Then even after the fire has set off… there are still some flames inside…
Yeah… Fire has been set off…
But the flames & the ashes are still right inside of my heart…

But the pain has been a bit less cuz all I wanted to see is that she’s happy…
& now it’s greater to see she’s happy with someone else than to see she’s unhappy with me…

10:30 AM May 01 2012 |

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Rockyy01 you have just given the brightest descriptions of the mysterious word “heartbroken” .  

As I can guess you have somehow overcame this battle of the feelings inside of your heart…..... you are not waiting alot for your death anymore, you are not being afraid of your life anymore because life  is going on and it will definitely bring you unexpected feeling of the back-to back love ;)

10:01 AM May 01 2012 |

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do you really wanna know… ‘WHAT WAS IT LIKE…???’
It was like my heart lost its beats…
It was like I’m living without my soul…
It was like raining inside me…
It was like being feelingless…
It was like being the loneliest…
It was like finding no one even in the mirror…
It was like I’m left by my own shadow…
It was like wishing to die each second of the day…
It was like longing to shout louder than you ever could…
It was like being still & watching others passin through…
It was like silence among the crowd…
It was like noise even in the silence… 
It was like smiling with wet eyes…
It was like crying without tears…
It was like fighting a war inside…
It was like fighting from both sides… 
It was like swimming alone in the ocean…
It was like sinking on the beach…
It was like falling from the height…
It was like gettin smashed to the land…
It was like the saddest song… 
It was like the song that never ends…
It was like talking to myself…
It was like being speechless…
It was like waiting alot for my death…
It was like being afraid of my life…
& It was like that still I don’t know…

If I’ve explained well what was it like…




heartbroken  !  sad to say  Cry

06:04 PM Apr 28 2012 |

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La Princesse de la vie


I really liked the video..It was just misunderstood and wrongly-judged..Laughing

Anyway, I haven’t been put in a situation of heartbreak before and I hope not to be in..

11:56 PM Apr 27 2012 |

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