1. What do you think “patience” is?
Well, I suppose “patience” indicates a person’s capacity to wait or to endure delay or something tedious or annoying without complaining and getting riled about it.
2. Do you think patience is important?
Yes, being patient is vital because it is helpful in many situations.Being impatient does not solve the problems but causes more trouble. Also, individual people tend to like patient people because they usually have calm attitudes and an easy-going personality.
3. (Possibly) Do you think being patient is an important part of being polite?
Of course, being patient shows your respectful and thoughtful attitudes to others. For example, at the coffee shop, people have to queue in line and wait patiently for their turn.
4. Would you say you are a patient person?
Generally, I’m an impatient person because I hate waiting for other people. I can easily get annoyed if my friends do not turn up on time. However, in certain situations, I can remain patient, like studying English every day without feeling bored.
5. Have you ever lost your patience?
Yes, I have. Last week, I planned to hang out with my friend at the KFC restaurant. But my friend didn’t come and she made me wait for more than thirty minutes. I called her and she didn’t even respond to it. Being tired of waiting for so long, I just left her a message reproaching her and saying that she did not need to come any more. I was so angry that I did not talk to her for a few days.
6. What do you become impatient about?
As I mentioned previously, I loathe waiting for individuals or something taking up too much time. It usually makes me feel upset and irritated.
1. tedious (adjective) boring
Ex: The problem is I find most forms of exercise so tedious.
2. get riled (expression) to get very annoyed
Ex: I got riled when the shop assistant was rude to me.
3. easy-going (adjective) relaxed and happy to accept things without worrying
Ex: She won’t get angry if you’re late, she’s very easy-going.
4. respectful (adjective) showing politeness or honor to someone or something
Ex: There was a respectful two-minute silence as we remembered the soldiers who had died in the war.
5. thoughtful (adjective) carefully considering things
Ex: He has a thoughtful approach to his work, planning everything well.
6. queue (verb) to wait in a line of people, often to buy something
Ex: Dozens of people were queuing up to get tickets.
7. get annoyed (verb phrase): become angry
Ex: He got annoyed at the way she tried to take over the whole meeting.
8. turn up (phrasal verb): to arrive
Ex: We arranged to meet at midday, but he didn’t turn up.
9. loathe (verb) hate somebody or something very much
Ex: From an early age the brothers have loathed each other.
10. hang out with somebody (expression) spend time with somebody
Ex: When I have free time, I hang out with friends and we listen to music or chat.
11. reproach (verb) to criticize someone, especially for not being successful or not
doing what is expected
Ex: His mother reproached him for not eating all his dinner.
12. irritated (adjective) annoyed
Ex: I began to get increasingly irritated at her foolish questions.
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