Communication: Feelings

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Someone broke into the house while we were away. Oh, how awful! How funny that programme was!
break into phrasal verb of break 1. enter or open (a place, vehicle, or container) forcibly, especially for the purposes of theft. "two raiders broke into his home" synonyms: burgle, rob;
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how + adjective

What a lovely view you've got from your house! What nonsense! Oh, what beautiful flowers!
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what + noun phrase

Isn't it lovely! Wasn't that fun!
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Negative questions forms

Help! Hey, you! Oh, well done!
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Other types of exclamation

I've won £1000. That's good/great. That's wonderful/marvellous/terrific (more emphatic)
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Being pleased

The train is half an hour late. Oh, no! Oh, dear. What a nuisance! Oh, hell/Damn! (swear words)
bad language, strong language, coarse language, foul language, bad words, vulgar language, lewd language.
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Being annoyed

Do you like that colour? How do you like this picture? What did you think of the film?
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Asking about likes

This place is nice/great/lovely, isn't it? I like/I love/I enjoy/I'm fond of the seaside. I like/I love/ I enjoy/ I'm fond of going to parties. It's my favourite drink.
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Expressing likes

This programme's not very good/not very interesting. It's terrible/awful (more emphatic). I don't like/I dislike/I hate pop music. I don't like7I dislike/I hate doing the cleaning.
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Expressing dislikes

I can't bear/I can't stand that man (more emphatic). I can't bear to sit and do nothing. I'm fed up with this programme/with watching this rubbish.
I have had enough of someone or something. Something must be done
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expressing dislikes (more)

I'm really looking forward to my holiday/to going away. I can't wait to get on the plane.
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With pleasure

I'm not looking forward to the exam at all. I'm dreading next Thursday.
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Without pleasure

I wish the weather was nicer/It would stop raining. If only something exciting would happen. Why can't/won't these flies go away? I'd like to/I'd love to/I want to have a holiday right now. I'm dying to sit down. I'm dying for a drink (more emphatic).
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Wishing

I hope the parcel comes soon. Let's hope it hasn't got lost.
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Hoping

Would you prefer/Do you prefer tea or coffee? Would you rather have milk or cream? Which would you like?
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Asking about preferences

I'd prefer to go out rather than sit here. I usually prefer walking to doing nothing/like walking better than doing nothing. I'd rather do something than just sit. I'd rather not stay here. I'd rather you came with me.
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Expressing preference

I don't mind/I don't care what we do. It's all the same to me. It doesn't matter to me where we go.
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Having no preference

I'm going to give up my job. You're not, are you? Are you really? Really? Well, that is a surprise. Good heavens/Good Lord. You aren't going to sell the house, are you? aren't you going to work here any more?
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Surprise

I'm going to buy a farm. Oh, are you? Oh, really? That is interesting. So you're going to buy a farm, are you?
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Interest

Unfortunately/I'm afraid the car won't start. What a pity!/shame! It's a pity/shame it happened today. I'm sorry to say/I regret to say we're going to miss the show. I'm sorry not to have seen/I regret not having seen the show. (regret is more formal)
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regret

What's the matter?/What's wrong?/What's up? (Is) anything wrong/the matter?
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Asking someone what the matter is

I'm worried about the money.
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Being worried

Don't worry/There's nothing to worry about. It's all right/It's OK/It doesn't matter.
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telling someone not to worry

I've found the passport. Oh, thank goodness for that. That's a relief. Thank goodness we caught the train.
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Expressing relief.


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