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and • much • really
nice • so
  1. , how was the pary?
  2. It took so time.
  3. She called, so we talked.
  4. She is so .
  5. It was really, fun.
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Do you like traveling?
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1258 Greek Holiday

Hana talks to Daniel about a holiday she took with her family in Greece.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

really, really

Sounds really, really nice.

We sometimes say 'really, really' or 'very, very' to add extra emphasis. Notice the following:

  1. The party was really, really fun.
  2. That hotel is very, very expensive.

So (Start of a Comment)

So what did you do in Greece?

Speakers often use 'So' at the start of a sentence or question to get the listener's attention. Notice the following:

  1. So, are you coming to the party?
  2. So, what do you want for dinner?

so + adjective

The beaches are so beautiful.

We use 'so' to show that something is extra special or more than what we expect. Notice the following:

  1. This moving is so boring.
  2. My boss is so nice!

so much + noun (noncount)

I had so much fun.

Here, 'so much' means more than normally expected. Notice the following:

  1. There is so much crime in the city.
  2. It costs so much money.

and so

There was a big football tournament. And so everybody was so happy

We use 'and so' to connect related events. It is used mainly in spoken English. In written English, we just use 'so'. Notice the following:

  1. It started to rain, and so we went inside (spoken)
  2. It started to rain, so we went inside. (written)