What’s wrong, Eric?

An English dialogue between students at school.


It is the first day of school. Andrea and Eric are talking to each other.

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ANDREA: What’s wrong, Eric?
ERIC: I’m really nervous. I’m always this way on the first day of school.
ANDREA: You’re not the only one. It’s hard for me, too. I’m glad we’re taking this class together.
ERIC: Do you know anything about the teacher?
ANDREA: Uh-huh, a little. Someone told me she gives a lot of homework, and you have to talk a lot in class.
ERIC: Oh, no! I’m afraid of talking in front of a lot of people.
ANDREA: Oh, don’t worry. Everyone’s afraid at the beginning, but after you get to know the people and make friends…
ERIC: It doesn’t get better for me. I’m shy. I have trouble looking at people when I talk, and my hands shake.
ANDREA: Look … the teacher’s here. Let’s talk after class.