“What’s the catch?” = Apa imbalannya? When someone did something for you and you feel like he wants something in return, you can say “What’s the catch?” A: I brought you a bacon tart. = Saya bawain kamu tart bacon. B: Hmm.. What’s the catch? = Hmm… Apa imbalannya nih? A: Nothing. = Gak ada… Read More Phrase of the day: What’s the catch?
Native English speakers use this expression “What’s cooking?” in a casual way to ask someone what’s happening, what’s going on or what someone is planning. Examples: • What’s cooking at your house? I just saw a cop came into your house. • Hey, Julie! What’s cooking?
“Be about + to-infinitive“ refers to arranged actions that happen in the immediate future. It is often used with “just”. Examples: • Hurry up! The ceremony is about to begin! • Do you have a minute? – I’m sorry, I’m just about to leave. “Worry about“ is a verb-preposition combination that needs a gerund… Read More About + Gerund and About + To Infinitive
There are times when you can’t recall the name of a thing or a person. It’s up there on your mind, but you just can’t spit it out. You would probably say “Mmm… What do you call it?” Or “What was that thing…? Mmm… You know that thing.” Here are two cool expressions that you… Read More What do you call it?
More examples: • I read that news in the newspaper. • I saw that news on TV. • I heard that news on the radio. • I read that story in the book on page 57. (The story is inside the book. The story is on [the surface] page 57.) Note: A systematic analysis of… Read More Common Mistake: “In a Newspaper” or “On a Newspaper”
For today’s lesson you’re going to learn some short conversational responses that you can use to agree and disagree with someone else. Use the following responses for agreeing: – So do I – I do too – Me too Sammy: I love pizza. Demi: Me too. Sammy: What’s your favorite pizza? Demi : Thin… Read More Short Responses for Agreeing and Disagreeing