https://www.tofluency.com/tools - Learn how to use the common phrasal verb - look forward to - in this English lesson from tofluency.com.
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Hello, this is Jack from to fluency.com, and in this English lesson, we're going to have a look at the phrasal verb: look forward to. Now, this is a great phrasal verb to know because it is used all the time in everyday English.
So, let's have a look at an example where I used the phrasal verb
here on YouTube. So, we're going to go to to Europe in two weeks -
as of this recording - and I can say, for example, I'm really looking forward to my holiday but I'm not looking forward to the journey.
In the video I said, "So we're going to go to Europe in two weeks... I'm really looking forward to my holiday but I'm not looking forward to the journey.
Look forward to something means to be excited about something, so, I was excited about my holiday but wasn't excited about the journey.
The reason I wasn't looking forward to the journey was because it was very long... I was traveling with my son; we had to change planes;
we had to take a train, also. So, it was a difficult journey that's why I wasn't looking forward to it. Let's have a look at more examples now using this phrasal verb.
He's looking forward to starting his new job. In this example, we're using a verb after the phrasal verb, and when we do that, we use the gerund: starting.
I'm looking forward to going to the beach next week. So, again,
we're using the gerund: going. I'm looking forward to the beach. Now, this is very similar to the last example except in this one, we're just using the noun. We're not looking forward to it so in context "it" can be anything, but we use this a lot when we want to use a pronoun
instead of the noun. We're not looking forward to it.
So, my question for this video is this: what are you looking forward to?
So, what, at the moment, are you looking forward to? Leave your answers below this video, thanks for watching and I'll see you next time!
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Hallo, Jack! I would so like you to make some videos giving us some very useful phrases like, for example, "to make a massive difference" or something. Of course transcripts are wanted too. And if you do this I will be happy very mush. I'm looking forward to your answer hoping you'll be so kind to do that. By the way I mimick your speaking and I feel my pronunciation is getting better. Thanks a lot!
+josejn2007 (I am not Jack) "look forward to" is a phrasal prepositional verb (reference: https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-phrasal-verbs_3.htm) - therefore "look" is the main verb, "forward" the adverb and "to" the preposition - the rule is to use "-ing" after a preposition: (reference: https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-m_infinitive-ing.htm) - however one can also use an article + noun, such as "I look forward to the food."
I am looking forward to get package. I ordered few books with English and one in Polish. Actually I read The Godfather in original and listen on youtube in the same time. I understand whole plot, however there is a lot of words I don't know.
One of the best things about traveling is to meet new people. We met through the Miss Travel app and were lucky enough to see our story develop way beyond the first dinner (which Jade still thinks was not a date, but it totally was). After traveling to Paris, Madrid, London and Chile together, we still maintain contact despite the thousands of miles which stand between us and both aspire to write the second chapter of our story. This type of experience is what makes life so worth living! The hotel, staff and service were all first class. The events were smoothly run with professionalism and more than enough food and drink for everyone.