Monday, May 11, 2009

Let's get to it.

Hello everyone!

Welcome to all of you, and congratulations on finding our first blog post of English lessons.

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We post this blog on Facebook and, and our posts will feature English phrases, expressions, idioms, and slang that we think ESL learners should be familiar with in order to take their English to the next level.

On this first blog, let's begin with a very common expression: let's get to it.

Let's get to it basically means "let's get started immediately" or "let's start this now." Sometimes we also say "let's do it." You often use this just before you begin a task and often after you've explained what needs to be done.

like this:

A: Ok everyone. Does everybody understand what we need to do before the manager gets back?

Workers: Yes!

A: Alright. Let's get to it. We only have an hour to get this done.


A: So, should we practice essay writing first before we do the listening?

B: That sounds like a good idea. Let's do one essay together, then we can do two sets of listening if we're not too tired.

A: Ok. Let's get to it. Which essay topic do you want to write about?

B: Let's see. What about ...

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