Past Simple - Past Continuous Revision:
How did something go? - pretty + adjective - in fact - I'm glad - believe me
Notes:Past Continuous: was/were + inga) To describe an action happening at a certain time in the past, i.e.
- In 2005 I was living in Berlin.
- At nine last night we were watching TV.
b) The Past Continuous is also used to describe the background to a story, i.e.
- While I was studying Karen phoned me three times.
- They were playing football when the storm started.
- When she was working for the university she began to learn / learning Spanish.
- very bad, i.e.
- The holiday was disastrous; everything went wrong, the flight, the hotel, the weather.
- It was a disastrous meeting, everybody got angry and no problems were solved.
- pleased; happy , i.e.
pretty + adjective
- I'm glad you feel better now.
- She's glad she got the job.
- makes the adjective stronger; almost as strong as ‘very', i.e.
- He's a pretty good tennis player.
- Her first novel was pretty good, but her second was better.
- to express disagreement; often angrily, i.e.
to make matters worse
- The family argue a lot, they never seem to agree about anything.
- He had an argument (noun) with his boss and left his job.
- to make a bad situation worse, i.e. I had no rain coat and got wet, then I missed the bus and had to take a taxi, then to make matters worse I'd forgotten my train ticket and so had to buy another one.
- to break something, i.e.- Oh no, you've smashed my best vase.
- I'm sorry, it slipped out of my hands while I was cleaning it.