Vocabulary about family and friends Revision:
must have been - hectic - at least - a dozen Notes
must have + past participle -
to express feeling certain about a past event, i.e.
hard, difficult lives. Vocabulary
- He must have been very happy when he passed all his exams.
- Look at the puddles in the road, it must have rained last night.
- A hundred years ago people in my village were very poor. They must have had
- not less than and possibly more, i.e.
aunt / aunty
- I don't know how old my grandfather is, but he's at least eighty.
- We must leave now, it'll take at least three hours to drive to your mother's house.
- the sister of your mother or father cousin
- the children of your aunt and uncle (a) dozen
- twelve * grandmother/father
- the mother and father of your mother or father great grandmother/father
- the mother/father of your grandmother or grandfather half-brother/sister
- a person who has the same mother or father as you hectic
- very busy; frantic activity, i.e.
quieter and less busy. kids
- The cafe was very hectic at lunch-time.
- The town is getting too hectic these days, I'm going to move somewhere
- (informal) children nephew
- your sister or brother's son niece
- your sister or brother's daughter second cousin
- the son or daughter of your mother or father's cousin uncle
- the brother of your mother or father * In speaking people usually use the less formal: grandma / granddad