Marketa looks outside the bus window, and upon seeing a man jogging along the pavement, she thinks of her friend Bill, an avid runner.
“I wonder how he is”, she thought, “It’s been ages since I saw him last. I wonder if he’s still with Kate. Surely not, she just isn’t right for him..”
She picks up the phone and texts him:
Marketa: On bus, saw someone who reminds me of you! What about catching up at long last? Let’s go for a drink – Friday?
Bill: Marketa, great to hear from you. Been really busy, but am free on Friday. At 9? Let’s meet in front of the Sour Old Goat.
Marketa: Great, know it well. Look fwd to hearing your latest!
Bill: You’ll be surprised. Tell you more then 😉
To catch up with someone (v.)
If you haven’t seen a friend for a while, then you can catch up with them. This means to meet up with them, and find out how they’re going and what they have been doing.
Although it’s usually used for meeting up with friends after you haven’t seen them for a while, it can also be used casually to mean ‘let’s meet and talk’.
It sounds friendly so that’s why someone might say it to you even if you don’t know them so well.
Phrasal verbs like this are used frequently in everyday conversation and small talk in English, and adding a few of these into your own ‘personal dictionary’ will help you sound a lot more natural.
Phrasal verbs worksheet
Today you can download a worksheet where you can practise 8 more phrasal verbs which are commonly used. You can download it here:
About town – phrasal verbs
Answers are on page 2.
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