Hey English learners, I am Jack and this is my first English lesson at Let’s Talk – your favourite youtube channel to improve your English speaking, Grammar and vocabulary for English conversations in real life. In this advanced English vocabulary lesson, I am bringing your 13 different ways to express anger, now anger could be little, mild and too much. So, based on the situation you could use the right English words. Practice these English words and give them a try in your spoken English. Practice them while speaking English with friends and folks to speak fluent English and increase your vocabulary as you learn new English words and practice them regularly, you would never have to ask the question, how to speak fluent English, you would have already mastered it.
Complete Video Transcript –
Hi there, I’m Jack and welcome to today’s Let’s Talk lesson. I’m your new trainer, today is actually my first lesson and you know what? I was actually running late for it. I was stuck in traffic. Now being stuck in traffic got me thinking, man I’m angry and you know what? I thought that’s the best lesson to start with. So today I’m going to talk to you about anger and all the different ways you can say how angry you are in different situations.
Now, how angry do you get? Have you got angry enough that you want to stick up your middle finger or have you gotten angry, that may be so angry that you just want to give someone a punch or a bash? No matter how angry you are it can be measured. You can be a little bit angry, mildly angry or really angry. It varies, so today we’re going to look at different types of anger and what words you can use to express your anger at different levels. Behind me, we have a range of words. To begin with, what we’re going to look at is annoyed. Now annoyed, it’s mild anger. You get it if someone slightly distresses you or causes a bit of a mood change. It’s more on the earliest stages of anger. Below annoyed, we have a list of words and we’ll go through them each individually to show you how you can use these in everyday English.
The first word we have is irritated. Have you ever been at work and you’re finished for the day, you’re just about to go home and then all of a sudden your boss comes along, gives you a whole lot more work to do, need to be done right away? You’d be irritated; you’d be irritated you’re there for so long.
Let’s look at this next word, irked. It’s a bit of an odd word. To be fair it’s probably, you’re a bit more angry if you’re going to use the word irked. You might need to be a bit more careful as it’s not that polite. An example of this would be, maybe if you heard that people were saying some not very nice things about you. Maybe some rumours were started. You’d say that person really irked me.
Alright, let’s move on to the next one, bothered. It’s pretty standard to be bothered. I get bothered all the time. I get bothered by the smallest things. An example of this would be, someone chewing really loud with their mouths open that bothers me.
What’s next, shall we see? Miffed, miffed is a bit of an odd word. I guess the way you’d use this is, have you ever gone maybe to the office, the break, the lunchroom, gone into the fridge to grab your lunch to find that it’s not there? Someone has taken it. You’d be so miffed.
We’ll move on to our last one for the annoyed category, agitated. Now agitated, I think most people get agitated in everyday life. For instance, I said I was running late today in traffic. We were there, we were coming up to the traffic light and then someone zoomed in ahead and took my spot that really agitated me. I thought I was over it. I’d calm down and then I went to park outside and again someone shot in and stole my car park. Whoa! That really agitated me.
Alright, we’ve covered annoyed in different ways to say annoyed. Maybe let’s look at a different category. Let’s look at upset. Now upset, you can’t feel angry it’s still but mild but it’s definitely different to annoyed. I mean you get upset if something bad happens. You don’t know why but you get upset yeah. You’re angry, you’re upset and you know maybe look, a perfect example would be a family member dies. You’re upset, it’s an emotion. You’re slightly angry, you don’t know why.
Let’s look at other ways to say upset, distressed. Right, what distresses me? Petrol prices, have you noticed that maybe sometimes things just go up and up? The prices just keep rising, it can be quite distressing. There’s nothing you can do about it but you feel that anger, that distress.
We’ll move on to the next one. Unhappy, hmm… whenever we’ve all been unhappy. I know I’ve been unhappy with a break-up, perfect example. It’s an emotion, there’s a bit of anger there with it. You’re not sure why but I’ll tell you what most people are always unhappy with breakups.
Alright, let’s move away from maybe the lighter anger side and let’s move to when you’re really angry. Have you ever been so angry that you just don’t, you just, you’re hopping mad? You’re unsure why. Well, I know stealing. Stealing really makes me mad. If you’ve ever been robbed, held up or even just you know someone’s taken something of yours like your cell phone? That’s when you’re mad. You do need to be careful when you do use the word mad though because in English it can also be a mental condition and say someone’s unstable. So just keep that in mind and don’t use it all the time.
Lastly, we’ll look at resentful. Resentful is a bit of an odd one because it is anger but you can feel it towards family. For instance, I may be resentful that my brother is a lot more successful than I am. It’s just the way it goes.
Alright, thanks for sticking with me through part one of anger. Stick around for part two because I’ve got a lot more anger to show you and we’ll cover up many other ways just to show your anger in English. Welcome back to part two of our lesson about anger. In part one, we looked at maybe the more mild to medium types of anger. We looked at if you recall annoyed, upset and mad. In part two we’re going to look at the more in scale of anger, that really you know the built-up frustration, the blood boiling, the tempers flying. So behind me, we’ve got some words that you’d really be able to use to fulfil these in English.
The first one, furious. Now examples of furious would be let’s see, have you ever maybe gone for a job, turned down, you didn’t get it. Gone for another job turned down, no one’s given you any feedback. You don’t know why? You’d be pretty furious. You’re trying to figure it out, you are furious. There are other ways to use words as furious and they’ll give you a couple different contexts.
The next word we have is enraged. Imagine maybe you come out from a day’s work, walk out go to get into your car, to find someone smashed your windscreen. Maybe they’ve taking keys and scraped it up and down, you’d be enraged. That’s an anger that you just know.
Moving on to the next one, irate for Americans or irate for the British speakers. This anger, it can be very annoying. I mean it’s definitely on the end scale think. Think about maybe have you ever been on a customer call, you’re on there, maybe for forty minutes, you’re waiting, you’re on hold and then finally, that moment of truth. You think you’ve got someone on the line and then what? They’ve hung up on you oh, that would irate you. You’d be so irate.
Moving on to the next one, fuming. I’ll tell you what? I’ll reverse the roles here. I’ll give you an example, maybe where I’ve made someone fume at me. Last week, I was out on a business call, visiting a client. Well, that’s at least what I told the boss. I was out playing golf. If the boss found out he would be fuming.
All right, stick with me we’ve got one more, livid. Livid for me, is really right at the end of the scale. I’m using this word if I’ve got anger like no other. Imagine coming home from a hard day’s work. Maybe you walk in the door, what do you find? Your girlfriend, she’s cheating with your brother. Oh! You would be livid.
I tell you what, we’ve covered a wide range of words for anger and I hope that they help you with your everyday English. Please get out there, give it a go. Thank you for joining me for my first video. I hope I’ve shown you some great ways to express your anger in English. Stick with me and drop me a comment, subscribe, let me know how I’ve done. I hope to see you again soon, thank you.