B1 Dialog #68 Talking about anger

Today we are going to talk about anger. As always you can read the text in the PDF which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.

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Talking about anger

(1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘anger’?

I think about negative emotions and a depressive mood.

(2) Are you an angry person?

Of course I am not! I am the kindest person in the World!

(3) What are you like when getting angry?

I don’t like getting angry. I always try to hide it.

(4) What makes you angry most?

A lot of things in the world make me worried sometimes. I can’t say which one makes me the most angry. 

(5) When you get angry, do you stay angry for a long time?

No, I’m Aquarius! We never stay angry for a long time!

(6) Do you like looking at other people getting angry?

No I don’t. I think nobody likes it. There is nothing good about it.

(7) What colour is anger?

It’s considered to be red. I agree with this.

(8) What makes you angry about modern life?

Corona crises, lockdowns and other state limitations because of the virus. 

(9) Someone once said: “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Do you agree?

Yes I do agree! Every minute we are angry, we lose sixty seconds of happiness! That’s true!

(10)    How to deal with anger?

It’s not easy sometimes. I usually try to think about something positive and smile. It definitely helps! 

Anya —-> Rinat 

(1) Why do we have the emotion of anger?

Anger is a reaction to everything that might be dangerous for a human. So we need these emotions to protect ourselves in different situations.

(2) Is there anything positive about getting angry?

I don’t think so. Anger is usually a negative thing.

(3) Who is the angriest person you know?

I don’t know any angry people. I try not to meet them in my life. It makes my life better and more peaceful. 

(4) Should anger be a sin?

No it should not. As I said, anger is a natural feeling. We can’t survive without it.

(5) Why do we get angry with the ones we love?

Because we all are humans. It’s not easy sometimes to keep calm even with your loved ones. Especially with children, when they behave badly. 

(6) Who on Earth angers you most?

Politicians make me angry sometimes, because they make stupid decisions and plain people suffer or even die because of their decisions. That’s terrible. 

(7) What happens when you bottle up your anger?

It depends on the situation. I am not an angry person and it’s difficult to make me angry. I don’t really like quarrels and conflicts. 

(8) Is it easy for you to control and hide your anger?

Yes, for me it’s easy. And I think it’s important to control and hide our anger. We need to be smarter and not let emotions control our life. 

(9) Elizabeth Kenny said: “He who angers you beats you.” Do you agree?

Absolutely! When we get angry it always works against us and we usually lose. That’s why people regret getting angry so often.

(10) A Chinese Proverb said: “Never write a letter while you are angry.” Do you think this is good advice?

Yes, I think it’s good advice. If you are angry, just take a breath and calm down before writing a letter to someone. I always do so at work!