Moods and Emotions
Alan is talking to his friend David about the weather and a camping trip that he has planned for this weekend...
Alan: You look worried, Alan... What’s the matter?
David: It’s the weather! Look at the rain outside today!
Alan: So, what about it?
David: Well, we’re planning to go camping on Saturday but if it’s raining, we can’t go! I feel awful because I promised my daughter that I’d take her with me…
Alan: Don’t panic - it’s only Thursday! The weather changes so quickly. I’ll check the weather forecast for you now…
David: Well, what’s the weather forecast like for Saturday?
Alan: You’re lucky! The weather forecast says it will be dry and sunny on Saturday afternoon, but remember to take warm clothes with you because it will be chilly on Saturday night!
David: Oh, that’s great news! I feel so much better now…
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.