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  • 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.

  • 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.

Neil: Almost there, Feifei.

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What does 'buzzkill' mean?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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