字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi there. Welcome to Harry's World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute. Today we're looking at prepositions. And the first preposition we're going to talk to you about is 'about'. So talk about 'about' - 'a-b-o-u-t' - and how do we use it. So, first example of it is about an approximation. So, what time will you be home? 'I'd be home about 10 o'clock.' It doesn't mean exactly at 10 o'clock: It could be a little bit before, or it could be a little bit after. So, 'I will be there about 10 o'clock', so approximately, approximation. Okay, then when we use 'about', we can use it when we're giving specific information about a subject - 'about a subject' So, 'What does this book about?' 'Oh, the book is about a boy who gets lost in the forest.' So, we're giving you specific information on the subject of the book. And then when we're asking questions, for example, you go into an office and you can't see anybody. You might say, 'Is there anybody about?' What this means, is there anybody here that can help me. Okay, and in one final example is when we want to make a suggestion. Okay, 'How about going to the movies tonight?' 'How about having a pizza? ' 'How about meeting up with our friends?' So, you're asking a question, but you're also making a suggestion. Ok, so these are ways of using the preposition 'about'. So as always, subscribe to our channel and join us on www.englishlessonviaskype.com, and we'll catch up with you soon.