Talking about Heartbreak
Kate and Judy are classmates. One day, Kate comes into class and notices that Judy is crying...
Kate: Judy! What happened? Why are you crying?
Judy: Jason broke up with me today. He told me that he doesn’t love me anymore and that he has feelings for someone else... I feel terrible…
Kate: That’s awful! He’s so cruel… Don’t worry, you deserve someone much better than him Judy!
Judy: Thank you, Kate. You really are a great friend. I feel so heartbroken, but I’m lucky to have a friend like you to talk to.
Kate: I have a good idea! Let’s get dressed up and go out for dinner tonight. You need to forget about him... what do you say?
Judy: Yes, that’s just what I need!
Kate: Great! Let’s go to The Ivory restaurant. I’ll come to your house to pick you up at 7.30.
Judy: I’m really looking forward to it! I’ll see you then.
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.