Short story: How can I beat my shyness?
Some two hundred years ago at a classy party, nobody would dare to approach you with their hand outstretched and say: "Hi there. I'm Mick. Fancy a drink?" Back then people behaved in a more orderly fashion. When a person of the opposite sex spoke to you, blushing and incoherent speech were the most charming way to show that you liked that person very much. These days, however, modesty is no longer cool and it certainly does not pay off either. All well-paid jobs - media, business, law - call for lots and lots of self-confidence and charm. Even if money is not a top priority for everybody, finding a steady partner usually is. Being shy, however, may ruin one's private life, too. After all, blushing does not really work in poorly-lit pubs, not to mention the Internet chat rooms - in fact, statistics show that people who go out often, even if their dates are lousy, are more likely to find their match than people who waste time hoping that one day they would simply bump into the love of their life.
Use the words from the glossary to complete the sentences.
4. He was _________ while he was asking me to go out with him. It was so sweet.
5. He had been an _________ for two years, until one day he told his boss what he thought of him. 6. Was she really driving a car in spite of being totally ________ ? Is she crazy or something? 7. Do you _______ something to eat? 8. She thought that it would be a _________ relationship, but they have been together for two years now. 9. Yesterday I ______ an old friend in a shopping mall.
10. If you _______ your emotions at work, you will not be so stressed-out when you come home.
Joke of the week
A certain man had been feeling depressed for some time, so he thought it would be a good idea to visit a shrink. He got an appointment, sat in the armchair and started to talk about how bad his life was.
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