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Good to Go
Good to Go English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English in this lesson about 'Good to Go'

Date: Sep 06 2016

Themes: Friend, Party, Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Direct vs. Reported Speech

Intro

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Imagine this: You are planning a road trip. Naturally, the first thing you need to do is pick a destination. Then, you probably call your friends and invite them. Next, you book hotels or camping spots to stay at along the way. After that, you make a checklist of supplies that you will need. Finally, you buy all of the supplies and pack up your car. The big day is finally here. Your road trip is good to go!

We use the expression “good to go” to talk about being ready or prepared for something. You can be good to go on a big plan, like a vacation or party. You can also be good to go on a small plan. For example, if your friend asks you to come over and watch a movie, you might text back, “I’m good to go!”

Dominique thinks the team is good to go for Sheila’s birthday party, but there might be a couple of small details that they forgot! Watch the video to find out what these are.

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Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Dominique

Dominique

Jordin

Jordin

Andy_H

Andy_H

Kelsey

Kelsey

Dominique:  OK, everyone, I think we’re good to go for the party. I’ll run through the checklist. Cake?

Jordin:  They were out, but I got cupcakes.

Dominique:  Great! Candles?

Jordin:  Check.

Dominique:  Flowers?

Andy_H:  Check!

Dominique:  Well, that’s quite a bouquet. OK.

Andy_H:  Is it too much?

Kelsey:  It’s perfect.

Dominique:  Entertainment?

Kelsey:  Check!

Dominique:  OK, I think we’re ready to go.

Jordin:  I think we’re missing something.

Dominique:  Oh no! What did we forget?

Jordin:  Well, has anybody seen Sheila?

Dominique:  Oh! I was so busy planning for the party…

Kelsey:  I did, earlier… or was that yesterday?

Andy_H:  I was so nervous, I spent most of the day trying to pick out flowers.

Kelsey:  It was yesterday, yeah. So, no.

Dominique:  Where could she be? I told her we were meeting here.

Kelsey:  Maybe, she’s just late.

Jordin:  That’s not like her.

Dominique:  Well, there’s no point in being good to go if our birthday girl isn’t going to show up! I just hope she’s OK.

Jordin:  Let’s just wait and see.

 

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Discussion

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Dominique and the team are going through the checklist for Shelia’s birthday party. Jordin bought candles and cupcakes. Kelsey is playing the music. And Andy bought a huge bouquet for Sheila. There’s only one thing missing… Sheila!

No one can remember seeing her recently. Kelsey thinks she might have seen her yesterday. Andy doesn’t know when he last saw her. He was so nervous about picking out flowers that he forgot! Dominique is worried. There is no point in throwing a party if their birthday girl isn’t going to be there. Everyone hopes she is OK. Jordin says they will just have to wait and see.

Have you ever been late to your own party? Do you prefer cake or cupcakes?

 

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United Kingdom

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07:10 AM Oct 24 2018 |

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United States

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United Kingdom

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11:06 AM Jul 13 2017 |

megan704

United Kingdom

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08:00 AM Jun 20 2017 |

AliceGuerra

Austria

Great lesson. Very useful phrases for every day communication when going shopping. I need to write my paper for me and take notes to further apply them in practiece and not to forget them. 

11:51 AM Mar 21 2017 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

A few years ago, me and a friend got together to plan a party for a shared friend of us. It was in the midst of exams back then and we put it off till the last day of exams. after we did the test we both ran ahead of her to her house to get everything ready before she comes, but she didn’t! Oops!! She told her mother on phone that she was going celebrating the end of exams out with her friends. Saving the day, her mother told her that a drastic matter came over and she must be at home right away. You should have seen her face the moment she came in :D


Anyways it was a big day. We enjoyed a lot.

09:58 PM Sep 14 2016 |

allenzhaojl

China

I am always ready to go for every extra class.

08:20 AM Sep 10 2016 |

lostpoem

lostpoem

Turkey

I think, people is good to go for beautiful ,good,nice plans,surprises,parties …not they are ready for hardships,bad surprises .


to my idea, when things,preparations,surprises,efforts were done for making someone happy are wonderful .to make happy someone is the way for being happy .

04:23 PM Sep 06 2016 |

Kate_StPete

Russian Federation

In Russia you usually prepare party of your birthday by yourself, and your friends bring flowers and presents, they are coming to your house or restaurant when everything ia ready,  so it’s impossible to be late to your own party.


I like chokolate, not cakes, but for parties we prefer big cakes – they look more festive :) 

10:05 AM Sep 06 2016 |

sis008

sis008

South Korea

It’s good to have a party with friends. And It’s also good to share things for the preperation for it. I hope the people in the dialog will have good time even though something is missing.

08:41 AM Sep 06 2016 |

hermitlady

China


 No. I have never been late any party including my own party of course. Oh, why did be late so important occasion? And why did be late any occasion? Why did be late?



I always think that it is important keeping time for anything. Because I could think over the time before I made any decision. I would give myself enough time to do my own decision. Why not so?



I like cake. I prefer cake which is soft. I like the soft cake.


01:10 AM Sep 06 2016 |

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