: Common Expressions.Revision
: Present Perfect - Present Continuous for an arranged future. Vocabularybound to
- (informal) certain to. Followed by the infinitive, i.e.
- It's bound to be a good party.
- He's bound to love his birthday present, it's just what he wanted.
- an organized course of actions to achieve a goal, i.e.
- The government has launched a campaign to help people to stop smoking.
- We're campaigning to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
- (informal) be pleased to to do something for someone, i.e.
*glad - happy/pleased about something, i.e.
- I'd be glad to attend the meeting, thank you for inviting me.
- Drive you to the station? Of course, I'd be glad to.
I'm glad your mother's well again.
I'm glad you go the job.I'm afraid
- means scared, of course, but here it is a way of saying sorry, i.e.
- I'm afraid I can't help you now, I'm too busy.
- I'm afraid the bank needs to see a better business plan before we lend you the money.
- the truth, the reality is, i.e.
I wouldn't bank on it
- The play was bad, in fact, it was terrible.
- It's not 50%, in fact, only 34% of the cars sold were imported from other countries.
- (informal) the speaker is saying: I wouldn't be too sure, that
might not happen, i.e.- I'm sure it's going to be sunny tomorrow for our trip.- I wouldn't bank on it, one weather forecast says rain.
- Of course, he'll come to my party.- I wouldn't bank on it: he doesn't like parties.set up
- (Phrasal Verb) here it means, to organize a group of people to work towards a goal,
but it can also mean to make equipment ready to use and
to start a business, i.e.
- We've set up group to stop heavy trucks coming through our village.
- Set up the computer in front of the window, please.
- He's setting up a delivery business.
- thinking, considering, i.e.
- I was wondering if we should have a holiday this year; we haven't got much money.
- We were wondering it you'd like to come over for lunch next week.
And sometimes to ask awkward questions, i.e.
- I was wondering if you could possibly lend me £100?