Descubra como dizer “quanto tempo” e, também, um jeito muito diferente de expressar surpresa em inglês neste Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up!
Hey you! How are you doing?
Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all English podcast! No diálogo de hoje, dois amigos se encontram depois de muito tempo sem se ver, com novidades bombásticas e várias expressões de surpresa.
Não se esqueça de repetir todas as frases em voz alta com a teacher Becs para praticar bem a pronúncia, e confira o material extra que preparamos para você aqui abaixo!
Nos vemos na próxima semana, see you! Have a great week!
In this episode of Walk 'n' Talk Level Up you learned some new constructions and new expressions! You can continue studying here by checking out the dialogue, the expressions with written explanations, and repeating all the sentences!
Bob: Jane! What up?
Jane: Hey, you! Long time no see!
Bob: Tell me about it! We haven’t seen each other in, like, what, 6 months?
Jane: Holy cow! That’s right! How have you been?
Bob: I’ve been good. Guess who I’m dating…
Jane: No… no way!
Bob: Yep. Kristen Edwards.
Jane: But you used to hate each other!
Bob: Things change, Jane… things change.
This is an interesting and different auxiliary structure. It puts our sentence in the past, but it’s a special past! This is actually used to say that something was a habit in the past and doesn’t happen anymore, or that something was true in the past, and isn’t true in the present. Let’s see some examples:
Gloria used to love going to school on foot.
Andrew used to work in the legal department, but now he is over at HR.
This bridge used to be yellow, now it’s red.
To put it in the negative form, add didn’t and remove de -d from used:
This mall didn’t use to be so busy.
Andrew didn’t use to be late so often.
The bridge didn’t use to look so modern.
And, to make the sentence interrogative, we use did and use without the -d:
Did Gloria use to go to school on foot?
Did Andrew use to work in the legal department?
Did the bridge use to be yellow?
This construction is quite common and has many different uses. Here, in the dialogue, we saw it being used to talk about recent life, to ask about how a person’s life is going and things that have happened or not. The auxiliary is have, and the verb must come in participle form:
I have seen you many times.
I haven’t seen you lately.
Have you seen Jane?
- How have you been?
- I’ve been good.
There are many exclamations we can use to express surprise in English, let’s take a look into some of the most common, including the ones you heard in our dialogue:
Oh my God!
Oh my gosh!
Are you serious?
Are you for real?
Listen to this episode as many times as you wish, and follow it up with this extra content. That way, you'll be able to memorize and amplify all the expressions you've learned! Hopefully, you’ll also be able to use them in conversations in the future. And remember, the more contact you have with the English language, the better.
So make sure you don’t miss out on our next episode!
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