Catch Word #12 – Grumpy

In this episode we talk about being grumpy and other words with the same meaning. We are not usually grumpy people, so we act out some examples for you. Here is one below:


Expressions included in the learning materialsgrouchy

  • Grumpy
  • Meh
  • Whoa
  • Synonyms for “Grumpy”
  • Oscar the Grouch
  • Getting up / waking up on the wrong side of the bed
  • A grump / A grouch
  • See you later, alligator!

Sample transcript

Robin:  “Grumpy” is a word that we use to
describe when we are in a bad mood, in a negative mood, negative

Maura: Yup!

Robin: And there are a couple of words and a couple of situations that we
are going to explain and demonstrate for you where we can use
these words, things like that. Shall we start with our first example?

Maura: Sure!

Robin: Let’s go into it!

Robin: Hey Maura, it’s been a long time, how are you doing?

Maura: Meh, I’m all right.

Robin: Really? I heard that you just got accepted to the University of Toronto.

Maura: Yeah, yeah, a few weeks ago.

Robin: Really? Aren’t you happy?

Maura: Yeah…

Robin: You don’t look so happy, actually. You know, actually, you seem quite grumpy

Maura: So, right, in that example I was grumpy. We don’t know why, maybe just a bad day, but I wasn’t happy.

Robin: Maybe she really didn’t get in.

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast