to keep an eye out

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 3 comments

to keep an eye out

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 3 comments

Do you know the English expression "to keep an eye out for something"? This micro-dictation contains this idiom - how much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

Do you know the English expression "to keep an eye out for something"? This micro-dictation contains this idiom - how much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

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Can you for the taxi – it should minute.

Can you an eye for the taxi – it should here minute.

About the sentence

to keep an eye out for something

to keep an eye out for something = to be alert or watch out for something.

If you are visiting a dangerous part of a city and I think you need to be alert or careful, I might tell you to keep an eye out for pickpocketscriminals who steal things from your pocket.


If you say that something will happen any minute, you mean that you expect it to happen very soon - almost immediately. e.g. Can you come and sit down? Dinner will be ready any minute.

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  • If I visit your country, should I keep an eye out for anything?

  • When was the last time you were asked to keep an eye on something?

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What is the difference between ‘to keep an eye out for’ and ‘to keep an eye on’? Is this expression used only as a negative one?

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Got it, thank you. I will!)

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