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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here, sometimes there's something in your future that you're really

  • really excited about.

  • Maybe you have an upcoming birthday, or maybe you're going on a trip, and you're really

  • excited about something that's going to happen in a few days.

  • Well in this video I'll help you learn some English words and phrases to talk about an

  • exciting event that's going to happen in the future.

  • Hey, Bob the Canadian here, if this is your first time here don't forget to click the

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  • enjoy the English that you are learning.

  • So, something exciting is coming up in your future, and you want to be able to talk about

  • it.

  • Well today we'll look at a number of ways to tell people about something exciting that's

  • going to happen in your future.

  • The first way to express excitement about something in the future is to say, “I can't

  • wait.”

  • or “I cannot wait.”

  • or “I can hardly wait.”

  • All three of these things express excitement about something in the future.

  • So let's imagine you're going on a vacation.

  • You could say, “I cannot wait to go on vacation.”

  • You can say, “I can't wait to go on vacation.”

  • Or you could say, “I can hardly wait to leave on my vacation.”

  • All three of those would be a way to express the excitement, the happiness that you're

  • feeling that you're going to be going away.

  • That you're going to be going on a vacation.

  • Another way to express excitement about something in the future is to say, “I'm looking

  • forward to….”

  • So let's imagine that you're going to be having dinner with a good friend.

  • You could say, “I'm looking forward to having dinner with you.”

  • You could say, “I am looking forward to having dinner with you.”

  • Or you could say, “I'm really looking forward to having dinner with you.”

  • All three of those would be a way to express excitement in positive way, to express excitement,

  • to express happiness about an event that's coming up in the future.

  • I'm sure a lot of you were really looking forward to me putting this video on my YouTube

  • channel.

  • Well I hope some of you were.

  • Another way to express excitement about the future is to just use the word, “excite

  • “I am excited about the start of the new school year.”

  • Or you can say, “I am very excited about the start of the new school year.”

  • Or you could say, “I am extremely excited about the start of the new school year.”

  • All three of those would a good way to express excitement.

  • But, let's stop for minute.

  • Sometimes there's something coming up in your future that you're anxious about.

  • You're not excited about, you're not happy about it.

  • Maybe you're a little bit worried about it.

  • So let's look at a couple of ways to express worry or concern about an upcoming event.

  • The first way you could express worry or concern about an upcoming event is to say, “I'm

  • on pins and needles.”

  • Now this doesn't sound really good.

  • I'm not sure if you know what pins are, I'll put a picture up here of pins and needles,

  • but in English we say, “I'm on pins and needles.”

  • So let's imagine you've written a test.

  • You could say to someone, “I wrote a test last week, and I'm waiting for the results,

  • and I'm on pins and needles.”

  • I'm on pins and needles.

  • The next one sounds even worse.

  • You can say, “The wait is killing me.”

  • Nowkillingis a very strong word.

  • We don't usekillinglightly, but for some reason in English we say this routinely.

  • We say, “The wait is killing me.”

  • So maybe you went to the doctor, and maybe you're waiting for the doctor to call you

  • and you could say to someone, “I went to the doctor last week, and I'm waiting for

  • the test results, and the wait is killing me.”

  • Sounds kind of harsh.

  • Sounds kind of very very direct, but we do actually say this in English.

  • The wait is killing me.

  • Well that's three ways to talk positively about an exciting event coming in the future.

  • I can't wait.

  • I'm looking forward to.

  • Or I'm excited about.

  • And a couple of ways to talk about a future event that maybe you're a little worried

  • about.

  • So you could say, “The wait is killing me.” or you could say, “I'm on pins and needles.”

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  • Have a great day, and have a great week!

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