- How are you?
- I'm fine, thank you.
That's how usually you ask people in UK before starting a conversation. The replay is also almost automatically: 'I'm fine, thank you'. When we say these two expressions we don't really have to think about what we are going to say.
But what if we ask the same question in a different way? And how about if we answer in a different way?
All these questions below mean 'how are you?':
1. What's going on?
2. How's it going
3. What's up?
4. What have you ...
to cancel meeting = to decide that a planned meeting will not happen (the date is not changed)
e.g. Our boss has decided to cancel the meeting as he is no longer interested in the project.
to postpone a meeting = to hold a meeting at a later time/date than was originally planned
e.g. Let's postpone the meeting until the financial report has been finished.
to reschedule a meeting = to change the time of a meeting for a reason (before or after planned time)
e.g. There's no meeting today. It's been rescheduled to Monday at ...
a period of calm, warm weather that sometimes happens in the early autumn
We had a few days of Indian summer before the winter came.
the confidence that some people get from drinking alcohol before they do something that needs courage
I will need a bit of Dutch courage before my speech at the party.
to agree to share the cost of something, especially a meal
How about going for dinner at that new restaurant tonight? We'll go Dutch?
a situation in which people on opposite sides threaten each other but ...
Agreeing in English
Let's read a book.
The match was much easier than we thought.
We should leave at midnight.
I agree with you.
I think Cristiano Ronaldo is the best football player.
I totally agree.
We should go to that new Chinese resturant.
I'm with you.
We should have invited him.
I feel the same.
We should all take warm jackets.
I think so too.
We really must have plan for the game.
I couldn't agree more.
She looks like my brother.
You're absolutely right.
Agreeing with positive statements
I was born in ...