Learn English with Steve Ford – Learning English TV Lesson 8 – Advanced Grammar-Vocabulary



Idioms

Janauary went by “in the wink of an eye”: passed quickly@ 39 sec
‘crying your eyes out’: to be crying non-stop
‘to be in a flood of tears’: to cry intensely

ways to say I love you in English:

I am in live with you@ 1 min. 45 sec
I am head over heels for you @ 1 min 47 sec
I am mad about @ 1 min 48 sec
I am crazy about you@ 1 min 49 sec
baby!@ 1 min 50 sec

vocabulary from video

hilarious: very funny
terms of endearment: a way to call someone you love
get ‘caught up in’ our day-to-day lives: get intensely involved
we need something to ‘hold on to’: to support ourselves emotionally
‘love at first sight’: falling in love with someone meeting for the first time by sight only
‘pay a complimnet’ to someobody: to compliment someone
‘heartbroken’: extremely emotionally hurt
‘crushed’: emotionally hurt
‘shattered’: devastated
‘down’: depressed
‘break up’: to discontinue a love relationship

present perfect questions

Have you ever fallen in love?

Grammar

Intermediate

‘ever’

Commonly found in questions, it means at any given time
possible answers are from list of frequency adverbs: never( not+ever), rarely/seldom, sometimes, often/frequently, always

‘just’ and actionas that have happened in the recent past

present perfect may be used to talk about the very recent past, ‘just’is a common adverbial we use with it
I have ‘just’ seen the most beautiful woman

irregular past participles: fall/fell/fallen break/broke/broken feel/felt/felt

Advanced

Has someone ever broken your heart VS Did someone ever break your heart when you were dating someone?

* essentially the difference is that one specifies the past(simple past) and one is a non-specific time reference(present perfect)

American variations of the present perfect

I just had dinner(US)
I have just had dinner(US/UK)
I already saw that film(US)
I have already seen that film((US/UK)
Did you finish your test yet?(US)
Have you already finished your test(UK/US)

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