128.- Buzzkill (profesor)

128.-buzzkill

Buzzkill

Transcript
Neil
Almost there, Feifei.
Feifei
Can’t wait. What a climb it has been, Neil!
Neil
And… there we are. Wow, it is beautiful!
Feifei
I can see for miles…
Neil
I could just sit on this mountain all day. Ahh…
What? I thought I had turned it off. Oh, it’s my dentist. Oh, man. Hello?
OK. Yeah, yeah, that’s fine. Bye.
Feifei
What did she say?
Neil
She said it’s time for my annual check-up.

Feifei
That’s good, isn’t it?
Neil
No, I hate going to the dentist. Sorry, I can’t enjoy this view any more. I’m heading back. What a buzzkill!

Feifei
Neil! Neil, come back! Well, he’s off. Poor Neil was enjoying the view up here so much, but the news about his check-up completely ruined his mood. We can call something like that a ‘buzzkill’. It kills your ‘buzz’, in other words, your happy mood. I’d better catch up with him. Listen to these examples.
Examples
My holiday was amazing, but on the way back my plane was delayed for over six hours. That was a major buzzkill!
Jim was excited to move into his new apartment. But it was a huge buzzkill when he discovered mice in the bedroom.
I scored three goals last week but then got a really nasty injury in the last minute. The doctor said I can’t play for two months now. Bit of a buzzkill!
Feifei
You’re listening to The English We Speak from BBC Learning English. The expression we’re looking at in this programme is ‘buzzkill’.
Neil! Neil! Stop!
Neil
No, no, no, Feifei. It’s not the same. I’m just not in the mood any more.
Feifei
Last time I went to the dentist, she said my teeth were fine. You brush every day, don’t you?
Neil
Yes.
Feifei
And there’s no pain?
Neil
Not at the moment.
Feifei
Well, it will probably be fine. Hey, don’t ruin my climb as well. Let’s go back up!

Neil
Oh, OK. Sorry, I don’t mean to be a buzzkill. You’re right.
Feifei
And I’ve got some lovely, sweets to enjoy. Here, they’re sugar-free.

Neil
Thanks. Oh, tasty. Bye.

Feifei
Bye.

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