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It’s getting on my nerves!


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There are many things that people get irritated by, and a lot of the time what gets on one person’s nerves doesn’t affect another. Usually, the things that get on people’s nerves are fairly minor, however, there are some cases where it can irritate someone so much they have to do something about it!


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  • annoy (verb)
  • irritate (verb)
  • get on somebody’s nerves (idiom)
  • can’t stand (somebody/something) (phrase)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
What gets on your nerves?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to It’s getting on my nerves!
  • What would you say irritates you the most?
  • Do you do anything that gets on people's nerves?
  • Have you ever told someone to stop doing something because it gets on your nerves?
  • How would you feel if someone told you that you do something that really irritates or annoys them?

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