Short English Conversation | Pet Peeves and Dislike | 73

In this short English conversation, Luke and Rachel share their pet peeves. What are your pet peeves or the little things in life that you dislike and find annoying? 

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Rachel (00:02):
Welcome to Dialogue Frog's short English conversations. This is Rachel and I'm here with Luke. And I'm about to ask Luke about his pet peeves. Go ahead, Luke.

Luke (00:13):
Well, I don't want to say I hate it, but I strongly dislike when people leave fruit stickers on the counter, or sometimes they put them on the fridge.

Rachel (00:27):
Somewhere not in the trashcan.

Luke (00:29):
Yeah. It drives me bonkers.

Rachel (00:33):
Just when people don't clean up after themselves in general, I think. Yeah.

Luke (00:39):
Yeah.

Rachel (00:39):
I have admittedly, I have a bad habit of leaving empty water bottles on the counter, which I'm sure my boyfriend is not a huge fan of that. Just leaving trash everywhere. One of mine is when your sock falls down while it's still inside your shoe and you just have to walk around with your sock half off and half on and you're in sock limbo.

Luke (01:06):
Yeah.

Rachel (01:06):
It's- it's not a good time.

Luke (01:08):
It's pretty bad.

Rachel (01:08):
Or you got another one?

Luke (01:11):
Um, well I was going to say, maybe we can balance it out with like some positive things.

Rachel (01:17):
Anti-pet peeves.

Luke (01:17):
Anti-pet peeves.

Rachel (01:17):
Okay.

Luke (01:22):
Um, I think sometimes when...

Rachel (01:31):
I think one of my favorite anti-pet peeves is when you're expecting something in the mail, like something like a good thing, like a Christmas present, and it finally gets to you or it arrives earlier than anticipated.

Luke (01:43):
Yeah.

Rachel (01:43):
That's an anti-pet peeve. That's a good one.

Luke (01:47):
Yeah.

Rachel (01:47):
All right. Well, this has been the pet peeves episode of Dialogue Frog's short English conversations. For transcripts and vocabulary, please visit dialoguefrog.com.

pet peeve
go ahead
I don't want to say...but...
strongly
dislike
leave
fruit
stickers
counter
put
fridge
somewhere
trashcan
drives
bonkers
clean up after
themselves
in general
admittedly
habit
empty
bottle
counter
boyfriend
huge
fan
trash
sock
falls down
inside
shoe
half
limbo
balance
positive
anti-
expecting
mail
Christmas
present
finally
arrives
earlier
anticipated

Everyone has different pet peeves. It is common to talk and joke about pet peeves with friends and family. It is so common that a popular YouTube comedy channel, Dude Perfect, created a parody music video all about pet peeves. Check it out below for more English vocabulary on how to describe things you dislike or your own pet peeves.