Driving Test Nerves
It’s the last day of Jennifer’s driving course. Her driving test is tomorrow, and she is very anxious about it. She is talking to her friend, Jane, about it on the phone...
Jennifer: My driving test is tomorrow - I’m so nervous about it!
Jane: Don’t worry - I’m sure you’ll pass! When you get your driving licence, we’ll be able to go anywhere we like in the car. I can’t wait!
Jennifer: I’m afraid of messing up everything during the test because of my nerves...
Jane: Jennifer, the most important thing is to try and stay calm. You’ve learned a lot during your driving course. Now, you just need to put it into practice.
Jennifer: I’ll try my best.
Jane: You’ll be fine! Try and get a good sleep tonight too.
Jennifer: You’ve really calmed me down. Thank you so much, Jane.
Jane: Don’t forget to let me know how it goes!
Jennifer: Of course, I will.
Jane: Good luck!
To let down someone
To make someone disappointed when you have not fulfilled a promise.
She promised that she would be there but she let me down.
To break down
1. To become very upset.
2. When something stops working
1. She broke down when she opened her results.
2. The lift broke down.
To bring somebody/something down
1. To make someone lose their powerful position.
2. To make something end.
1. He brought his boss down by exposing personal emails.
2. The rise in export prices could bring the hospitality industry down.
To bottle something up
To refuse to talk about things when someone is worried or upset.
After his father passed away, he bottled his emotions up and wouldn’t talk to anyone.
To get something across
To make someone believe or understand something
He tried to get his point across but his manager wouldn’t listen.