Vocabulary For Catching Up With Friends
Terms in this set (16)
It's been a long time / ages since...
when you haven't seen someone in a long time
"It's been a long time since we last saw each other."
"It's been ages since we last saw each other."
Be in touch with someone
have contact with someone
"Are you still in touch with James?"
Lose touch with someone
when you stop having contact with someone
"We lost touch ages ago."
Be out of touch with someone
no longer have contact with someone
"I'm out of touch with my old school friends."
Stay / Keep in touch!
when you say goodbye to someone
"It was lovely to see you."
"Yes - stay in touch!"
Stay / Keep in touch
when you continue to have contact
"Have you stayed / kept in touch with your old school friends?"
meet by chance
"Guess who I bumped into yesterday."
What have you been up to lately / recently?
what have you been doing recently?
"How lovely to see you! What have you been up to recently?"
In the meantime
what's happening while you expect something else to happen
"I want to apply to university next year. In the meantime I'm going to study hard."
(every) once in a while
sometimes / occasionally
"I see him once in a while."
In the next few weeks / months
when something will happen in a few weeks / months
"We're a bit busy because we're gong to move house in the next few weeks."
For the time being
for now (temporary, limited time)
"He's working in a bar for the time being, but he wants to get a better-paid job."
Have a good memory
able to remember things / people
"Oh you have a good memory!"
Have time for
have time to do something
"I don't have any time at the moment for sport."
Look forward to
be happy something will happen in the future
"I'm looking forward to her party."
Let me know how it goes
tell me what happens
"I've got an interview next week."
"Well let me know how it goes."