: time sequencers Revision
: for ages - check out - pick upNotes
: all of a sudden - something happens suddenly, i.e.
as soon as - immediately, i.e.
- All of a sudden the cat jumped up on the table and knocked over the milk.
- They were friends for years then, all of sudden, announced they were in love and got married.
in the end - finally, i.e.
- As soon as he arrives I'll tell him to phone you.
- I'd visit the city as soon as you can, before they destroy all the lovely old buildings.
meanwhile - during the time between two events, i.e.
- *For ages she couldn't decide where to study. In the end, she chose Southampton University.
- It was a very difficult chess problem but in the end Sally *cracked it.
while - during or at the same time, i.e.
- We'll buy you a new computer at the weekend, meanwhile you can use your mother's.
- The food will be ready in twenty minutes. Meanwhile, could you set the table, please.
- While Sophie was at work we prepared a secret party for her birthday.
- I went to a coffee shop while John had his interview.
= for a long time
= (informal) to solve somethingVocabularyto check someone out (medically) - (informal) to make sure they are not hurt, i.e.
to check out - (informal) investigate, examine or try something, i.e.
- The doctors checked her out and she has no serious injuries.
(to) pick someone up - to collect someone in a car, i.e.
- You should check out that movie, it's really good.
* pick up Jan is also possible.
- Can you pick me up at the station at ten?
- I'm going to pick Jan up from the airport tonight.
shaken up - to suffer shock, distress, i.e.
- His plane crash landed. No one was hurt but he was shaken up.
- She witnessed a robbery at her local shop. It shook her up a bit.