American English in Catching Up After Class




American English in Catching Up After Class :


LINDA : Hey! How did your physics exam go?


FRANK : Not bad, thanks. I’m just glad it’s over! How about you … how’d your presentation go?


LINDA : Oh, it went really well. Thanks for helping me with it!


FRANK : No problem. So … do you feel like studying tomorrow for our math exam?


LINDA : Yeah, sure! Come over around 10:00, after breakfast.


FRANK : All right. I’ll bring my notes.




LANGUAGE NOTES :


Hey! is a friendly expression meaning “hello."


How did your physics exam go? is a way of saying “How was your physics exam?"


I’m just glad … Notice the stress on “glad." “Just" is used for emphasis before an adjective here.


How about you … Notice the intonation falls here because the speaker is going to follow it up with a detailed question.


How’d your presentation … Notice the contraction for “How did" sounds like /howdj/ and “your" sounds like /yer/.


Do you feel like here has the meaning of “do you want to." Notice “do you feel like" is followed by an “-ing" verb (studying).


Come over here has the meaning of “come to my house."


Notes Students take notes about what the teacher says during a lecture.


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