Putting off writing Christmas Cards [phrasal verb]

Putting off writing Christmas Cards [phrasal verb]

In today's talk, Tim introduces his "daily" talks and teaches the phrasal verb "put off".

Fill in the blanks (Preencha as lacunas).

Hey, it's Tim Barrett here.   I'm just ________  _____ to say hello, and say that I'm going to be posting these videos now until the end of the year, maybe every day, maybe every ______  day (I don't know), or less.  So if you have any questions, just send me an e-mail at contato@domineingles.com.br , and I'll try to answer them in these videos . It can be questions about English, about ________ , about my family, whatever.  I'm _________  to be writing Christmas cards right now, but I keep _______  it _____ .  I'm not feeling very motivated right now.  So say something to motivate me; okay?  Bye-bye! Talk to you later.

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Script with Translations and Explanations

Hey, it's Tim Barrett here.   I'm just stopping by to say hello, and say that I'm going to be posting these videos now until the end of the year, maybe every day, maybe every other day (I don't know), or less.  So if you have any questions, just send me an e-mail at contato@domineingles.com.br , and I'll try to answer them in these videos . It can be questions about English, about Christmas, about my family, whatever.  I'm supposed to be writing Christmas cards right now, but I keep putting it off.  I'm not feeling very motivated right now.  So say something to motivate me; okay?  Bye-bye! Talk to you later.

  • Stop by = dar uma passada
  • I’m going to be posting… = estarei postando… [‘Gerundismo’ é comum em inglês. 🙂 ]
  • every other day = um dia sim, um dia não
  • I’m supposed to be... = Eu deveria estar...; Era para eu estar...
  • keep = “fico” (continuo)
  • put (something) off = adiar, deixar para depois

How about you?  What are you putting off?  Please tell me about it below.

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16 comments “Putting off writing Christmas Cards [phrasal verb]”

Hi Tim,
I am also putting off a document I need to write at work… ;o(
To motivate you, think about how happy the other person will get when they receive your card… I usually get motivated if I know I will make others feel good. I hope it works for you too.
Take care!
Claudia

Thanks, Claudia! That did help! I hope you got your document written, too. Take care.

I’m just stopping by to say hello too and thank to you for all that tips that you post. I enjoy and learn so much with your tips. What am I putting off? I guess a lot things. Right now I’m supposed to be reading a book for a test tomorrow but I decided to put it off and come in your website to read your tips! In the next year I’ll try not to put a lot things off. See you, take care!

At least you were doing something useful with your time, Tarianna! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

Merry Christmas .

Merry Christmas to you, too, Magda!

Very good your classes and videos. Congratulations! I have got one of your classes by internet already but I have stopped the studies! I gonna back to english classes soon!

Good for you, Paulo! It’s never to late to continue improving your English! Good luck with your studies!

Hello Tim, I’m putting off a trip before reveillon this year, and I would have to look my niece up because she’s very ill but unluckily I won’t. Every end of the year I do that but I’m not going to have Christmas holiday this time. 🙁 Anyway, Merry Christmas for everybody!!

Sorry to hear that, Padua. I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year, and that your niece recovers from her illness soon.

I’m supposed to be studying for my last text at uni but i’m so lazy right now that I’m not motivate to open a book “/ but I have to, it’s more than a obligation it’s a right thing to do, my holidays and my future depend on it. So let’s go 😉 See ya.

P.S.: I love this website, congratulations!

Hi Tim,
I’m supposed to be having lunch but as I love to receive Christmas cards I am just stoping by to say to you imagine how can you make someone happy with a Chrstmas card 😉 I also want to thank you for all wonderful things I could learn from you during this year. Thank you very much. Wish you and all your family a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you, Lucia! I, too, like to receive Christmas cards. It seems like we receive less and less of them every year. Thanks for the words of encouragement! Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!

Hi tim,

I ‘m liking to watch you videos, so i have a doudt about (put off) it’s right say, put sell the car off? put the university off?, i would like if you answer my asked.

have a nice day.

Hello, Vitor! Thanks for participating! You would say… “put off selling the car”. For the university, I would probably say… “put off studying (at)/enrolling (into)/attending university”

Hello Tim, Don’t continue putting the write of Christmas Card Off, it’s time to start, don’t be procrastinator!!!


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