: Vague language - (vague
- not precise or clear) Revision
: Phrasal Verbs - Present Continuous for an arranged future actionVocabulary
- *all this language is informal. a bit -
a little; common in spoken English, (can't be used with positive adjectives), i.e.
(to) clear up
- It's a bit cold today.
- Can I have a bit more cake?
- She's a bit tired right now.
- (Phrasal Verb) to clean and tidy, i.e.
How're things...? -
- Please clear up your mess in the kitchen before you go out.
- Let's try and get the house cleared up before your parents come for lunch.
a general enquiry about someone's life, can be specific, too, i.e.
- Hi, how're things? (a general enquiry)
more or less -
- How're things with your job?
- How're things at university?
about; approximately, i.e.- How much did your car cost?- Two thousand pounds, more or less. - How did the interview go?- It was more or less okay, I made one or two mistakes, I think.stuff -
uncountable nouns, when it is not necessary to be exact, i.e.
(to) turn up -
- Can we clear this stuff off the table so we can eat?
- She's moving to a smaller house so she's got a lot of stuff she wants to sell.
(Phrasal Verb) to come, arrive, i.e.
- Can everyone please turn up on time tomorrow; our coach leaves at eight.
- He always turns up when a party's nearly finished.