Have you noticed how often you use the word very in your speech? It’s easy, right? Very good, very old, very risky, very rude…
But if you want to expand your vocabulary, you should consider replacing these “very adjective” with some advanced words. Some are perhaps too advanced, but definitely read through the table to see what you can use. If nothing else, you’ll now know that feeble means very weak and jubilant means very happy. And that is very valuable, er, I mean, precious.
To Do list (also spelled to-do list) is a basic productivity tool to help people keep track of what they need to do in order to be finished with their work.
As you proceed through your to-do list, you check off the things you have done. That is why it is sometimes called a “checklist”. While to-do list is usually very specific (you created it based on what you need to do), checklist can be quite general (as in: checklist of moving into a new house), designed to help you realize what you need to do in a certain situation.
Sometimes, native speakers are hard to understand. They might speak too quickly, or use too difficult or colloquial expression. BritishCouncil.org has a great video presenting different ways of letting them know you did not understand, without being rude or appear ignorant.
- I’m sorry, I didn’t quite catch that.
- Could you say that again?
- One more time?
- I can’t hear a word you’re saying.
They also have some interactive tasks under the video so go ahead and check it out yourselves.