: vocabulary about worrying and not worrying Revision
: Present Continuous - to have a point Vocabulary anxious
- feeling worried or nervous, i.e.
- He's anxious about his job interview.
- often used to end a topic of conversation and start another, i.e.
- …. so after that he had to change his job. Anyway, what're you doing next weekend?
- relaxed, not nervous or tense, i.e.
- He's a great boss, always calm no matter how busy and stressful things are.
- (verb) be calm, relax, i.e. - We're going to be late. I hate turning up late. - Chill…we're only going to twenty minutes late, they'll understand. concerned
- worried, i.e.
- We're very concerned about the air pollution levels in the town.
- a) of good quality, b) having good moral standards, i.e. a) It was a decent movie. b) He behaved decently and paid for the damage he'd done to my car. disturb
- a) to cause worry, b) to interrupt, i.e. a) The number of homeless people in the city is disturbing. b) Don't disturb me, I'm busy! freaked out
- (slang) become very worried or over emotional about something, i.e.
(to) have a point
- She had a party and now she's really freaked out about what her parents will say when they come back and see the damage to the house.
- to have a good argument, or good aspect to an overall argument, i.e. - Yes, but the programme is on at eight o'clock, and a lot of children are watching at that time.- You have a point, okay, the programme should be on later. there's no point + ing
- it's not necessary; there's no good reason to do it, i.e.
- There's no point getting angry about it, that won't help us.
- There's no point inviting her, she never comes to parties.
- I am thinking; I am curious, i.e.
- He's wondering what to cook for the dinner party.
- I wonder, do you think we could drive there in three hours?
- I wonder if we'll ever be able to time travel.
- expecting the worst to happen; only seeing the negative aspects of
something, i.e. - Their wedding day's going to be a disaster; there hasn't been enough time to prepare everything. - Stop being pessimistic, it's going to be fine. screw up
- (slang) to make a mistake, or do something badly, i.e.
- She screwed up with the journey schedule so we got the wrong train.
- I really screwed up my exam.
- nervous, worried, i.e.
- He's got to give a TV interview and he's really tense about it.
- She always gets tense before she goes on stage but once she starts singing she's fine.