Mixed expressions / discussion language Revision: would
referring to an event that may or may not happen Vocabulary
as far as I'm concerned - from my point of view, i.e.
- So, who should we give the job to?
- As far as I'm concerned, Sophie is the best candidate: she has the experience we want
and her references are good.
a bungalow - a one-story house
cost a bomb - very expensive, i.e.
- The holiday cost a bomb but it was worth it: we had a great time.
- adding a room to your house; ground floor or a roof extensionpoint taken
- I agree, (often used with a contrasting view), i.e.- Mobile phones can be a valuable source of information to the students.- Point taken, however, if we allow them into the classrooms too many students will be tempted to play games on the phones rather than use them as study aids. pretty
- (Informal) to strengthen an adjective; almost as strong as 'very', (not usually used
with strong adjectives such as 'brilliant' or 'freezing'), i.e.
- He's a pretty good swimmer.
- They're pretty bad at maths.
- The movie was pretty awful, I wish I hadn't gone to see it.
talking of - while talking about a particular topic the speaker has new information
to add, i.e.
- ....and so Catherine will go to Manchester University in September. - Ah, talking of Catherine, it's her birthday soon. Any idea what present we can get her?(to) work out
- (Phrasal Verb) to calculate / understand something, i.e.
- We need to work out exactly how much the house extension will cost.
- I worked out how to mend the car and fixed it this morning.
- I've just worked out why Alan doesn't want Julie at his party.