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  • In this English lesson, I wanted to help you learn the English phrase "squared away".

  • If I say that something is squared away in English, it means that it's properly organized; it means everything is in its place.

  • If I had something squared away, it would mean that I'm ready for something.

  • I spent the last few days getting squared away for the new school year.

  • I have everything squared away for the school year, which starts two weeks from today actually.

  • So I'm really happy because I have everything squared away.

  • Notice you can use this two ways.

  • I can say, "I'm squared away," or I can say, "I have everything squared away," or, "Things are all squared away for the start of the new school year."

  • I'm pretty happy about that.

  • I'm glad that I could take this little break to get ready because being ready for the new school year just makes me a little more relaxed.

  • The second phrase I wanted to teach you today is the phrase "ready to roll".

  • Now, I couldn't remember if I've already taught you this phrase, but I am ready to roll.

  • In English, we use this phrase, somewhat informally, to just say we're ready for something.

  • When it comes to the new school year, I'm ready to roll.

  • If my boss said to me, "Bob, are you ready for the first day of school?"

  • I would say, "I'm ready to roll."

  • Um, it's kind of a funny phrase; I think it's related towe use the word roll when we're talking about driving, like when I'm driving down the road, you could say I'm rolling down the road.

  • Uh, I don't actually say that; younger people might.

  • But, uh, when you say that you are ready to roll, it means that you are prepared; it means that you are all ready to do something.

  • So let's review.

  • If you have everything squared away or if you say, "I'm squared away," it means that everything is in its proper place.

  • You are organized and ready for something.

  • I have everything squared away and I'm ready for the new school year.

  • And when you say that you are ready to roll, it means that you are just completely and totally ready to do something.

  • But hey, let's look at a comment from a previous video.

  • This comment is from Maritza and the comment is this:

  • "Hi, Bob. Lisianthus are really beautiful flowers, but I wonder if you have any fruit trees on your farm? So far, I haven't seen any. By the way, I'm a cheap person too. I love to drive a hard bargain. Have a good day."

  • And my response was this: "We do not have any fruit trees. There used to be a pear tree at the bottom of the hill behind my house, but it died years ago. We've thought about getting an apple tree someday."

  • So one of the things that's unique about fruitand not everybody knows thisis that you need a certain kind of soil to grow certain kinds of fruit trees.

  • Where I live here in Ontario, Canada, we have very hard clay soil, and so the only two types of fruit trees we can grow...

  • Uh, we can grow apples and we can grow pears in this soil.

  • I'm not sure if you can see it, but way down the hill, there is a dead tree and that is the tree that, uh, used to have pears on it.

  • When I was a kid, we would go down the hill and we would pick pears off the ground.

  • And we would feed them to some of our animals, but we would also keep all the good ones.

  • And we would put them in the fruit cellar in the basement and then we would eat them during the winter.

  • They were quite yummy actually.

  • We've thought about getting an apple tree; we've just never quite committed to getting one, but that would be really fun to havean apple treehere on the farm as well.

  • But, hey, I wanted to talk about being ready for the school year and I wanted to thank you for being patient while I took a bit of a break on this channel and my other one.

  • I was able to go into work.

  • I was able to look over my class lists.

  • I was able to start to think about how I want to organize my classroom.

  • I put all my desks in the spots I wanted them.

  • Um, I got to see how big my classes were⏤I have about 20 to 25 students in each class, so not big, but not small either.

  • So, anyways, thanks for being patient during the break.

  • I'll be back in a couple of days with another short English lesson.

  • Bye.

In this English lesson, I wanted to help you learn the English phrase "squared away".

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Learn the English Phrases SQUARED AWAY and READY TO ROLL

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    nao posted on 2021/12/04
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