: Words expressing disappointment. Revision
: Future Simple - Vocabulary awful (adj)
- very bad; it can have a very serious and a less serious meaning, i.e.
- The hurricane was awful. Three people were killed.
- I forgot to buy my father a birthday present. I feel awful about it.
- not able to accept something / strong dislike. Followed by noun - ing
- I can't stand my job: it's so boring.
- He can't stand living here: the streets are so dirty and noisy.
- a terrible event affecting many people but it can also be used in
informal English to mean a personal, bad experience, i.e.
- The earthquake was a terrible disaster for the country.
- The meal was a disaster: everybody came late, the fish was over-cooked, and nobody liked the dessert.
- horrible, repellent, i.e.
- The house was disgusting. None of the rooms had been cleaned for months.
- His language was disgusting; he was using swear words all the time.
- almost as strong as ‘very' and is used to emphasise an adjective, i.e.
- She's a pretty good swimmer.
a nightmare (n)
- The weather's pretty wet, I don't think a walk is a good idea.
- He did pretty well in his exams.
- a frightening dream or a bad experience, i.e.
- The journey was a nightmare. The train was freezing cold, there was no food or refreshments and then David lost his passport.
- The exam was a nightmare. The questions were not the ones her teacher said would be asked. And then the heating broke down so the room was freezing.
- sad, unhappy, disappointed, i.e.
- I was very upset to hear that your uncle had died.
- She was upset about losing her job but now she's found another one.