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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

To Be All Set To Go




Example 1

Gina: Are you almost ready to go? Our flight leaves in 2 hours!

Kevin: I'll be all set to go in 5 minutes. I have to finish packing my shoes.

Gina: I hope we don't miss our flight because of your shoes!

Kevin: Ok, I'm all set!


Example 2:

Ok, we have our bottles of water, hiking boots, and sunblock. We are all set to go on our hike!

to be all set to go = to be ready to go

This expression is often shortened "be all set" meaning "to be ready"
It can also be used with other verbs: be all set to + verb.. for example I'm all set to take the test.

This idiom was taken from LSI's book titled Speaking Transitions. This book is used to teach Level 4 Speaking classes at LSI schools. For more information please visit: www.languagesystems.com

To Be Bummed

Example 1:
Marty was bummed after his flight was delayed. He wasn't going to arrive in Cancun in time to watch the parade. 

Example 2:
Bill: Hey, Ted. Why are you so bummed these days?
Ted: Hey, Bill. I'm bummed I failed my English test and now my parents won't let me go to Sandy's farewell party!



In Examples 1 & 2, Marty and Ted are bummed. They are a little sad and disappointed by their circumstances. However, the idiom to be bummed isn't usually used for serious situations.

This idiom was taken from LSI's book titled Speaking Transitions. This book is used to teach Level 4 Speaking classes at LSI schools. For more information please visit: www.languagesystems.com