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London Life 18
Stress
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Stress, it's all part of modern life, and certainly part of life in London. In this programme, Jackie asks Londoners what's making them feel stressed and how they cope with it. We also look at some of the language used to talk about stress.
WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS FROM THE PROGRAMME
to rush
to go somewhere or do something quickly, faster than you would like Example
I woke up late and had to rush to work so I wouldn't be late.

to panic
to be scared and worried and unable to think clearly
Example
If the fire alarm rings, don't panic, just leave the building calmly and quickly.

to feel irritated
to feel a bit angry and annoyed
Example
Noise from my neighbours early on a Sunday morning really irritates me.

to be stressed out
a colloquial way of saying you are feeling stress
Example
I was very stressed out last week when my exams were on.

to get it over with
to finish something so that it is no longer a worry
Example
I'm worried about going to the dentist, but the sooner I get it over with the better

to get away from it all
to have a break from the stressful situation
Example
When I'm feeling stressed by my job I like to get away from it all and go for a walk in the country.

to cheer yourself up
to make yourself feel happier
Example
When I'm feeling sad I cheer myself up by watching a funny film.

comfort food
food like chocolate or ice cream which you eat when you are not very happy

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