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Breaking Up

Christopher and Elizabeth have been dating for a year. Elizabeth thinks that the excitement is gone in their relationship, so she meets Christopher at the cafe to talk about it...

Christopher: How are you sweetheart? I’ve really missed you this week...

Elizabeth: I’m fine but there’s something I want to talk to you about...

Christopher: Do you want to go to the cinema tomorrow?

Elizabeth: Stop changing the subject! And no, I don’t.

Christopher: What’s wrong with you? Have I done something to hurt you?

Elizabeth: I need some space... I think we’re moving too fast. The excitment is gone, and I don’t think I’m ready for this kind of relationship.

Christopher: Are you serious? Are you breaking up with me?

Elizabeth: Yes, I am. It’s not you... It’s me...

Christopher: Well, I’m really shocked! We’ve had so many good times together. How can it be so easy for you to end our relationship?

Elizabeth: I think we should start seeing other people.You deserve better... İ think if would be better if we’re just friends.

Christopher: It sounds like you’ve already made your decision. I hope you won’t regret it, Elizabeth...

Elizabeth: I hope so too... I’ll see you around Christopher...

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Breaking Up


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
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.

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