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English Speaking Patterns Mastery: I can't wait to...

teacher avatar Anthony Kelleher, BA TESOL - Founder of Sir English - English Tutor

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3 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. I can't wait to... (Learn)

      7:57
    • 2. I can't wait to... Speaking (Practice 1)

      3:06
    • 3. I can't wait to... Listening (Practice 2)

      6:09
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About This Class

English Speaking Patterns Mastery is an English course taught by me, Anthony, a native British English speaker. You will learn English patterns at a deep level, so that you can sound more native-like when you speak English.

English patterns are groups of words (phrases) that native English speakers use again and again. If you learn one pattern, you can make hundreds of sentences. Learning these patterns will also improve your overall grammar and sentence structure.

This course includes: 

  • lectures for the target English patterns
  • speaking practicefor every single pattern
  • listening practicefor every single pattern
  • future updates- this course will continue to grow and grow
  • PDF transcripts
  • and MP3 downloadsso that you can learn anywhere, any time.

Each section focuses on one target pattern so that you can master each one and produce it accurately in your spoken English.

If you want to speak English more clearly, if you want to sound more native-like, or if you simply want to take your English to the next level, this course can help you achieve your goal of improving your English.

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Anthony Kelleher

BA TESOL - Founder of Sir English - English Tutor

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Hello there.

My name is Anthony, and I'm from London, England. I have thousands of students enrolled on my online courses, which focus on learning English as a foreign language.

I have a bachelor's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Linguistics, and I have taught thousands of students all over the world for the past 10 years. My teaching has brought me from London to China to South Korea. I have now returned to London where I run a successful language school.

More recently, I have developed my online presence under the Sir English brand and on various online course platforms. I also create materials in the ESL field.

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1. I can't wait to... (Learn): the target pattern for this lecture is I can't wait to I can't wait to you know the word. Wait, I'm sure. But what does this pattern actually means? I can't wait to do something. Let's have a look at the meaning first. So here is an example. Sentence. I can't wait to visit Taiwan next month. It's going to be great. So what does it mean? I can't wait to It simply means I'm really excited and happy to do this. I'm eagerly waiting for this to happen. We use I can't wait to talk about something in the future. Can you understand the meaning? So I can't wait to describes how you feel about something in the future. So if I say I can't wait to visit Taiwan next month, it means I feel very excited about this. I'm really, really excited about my trip to Taiwan, so we use it to talk about something in the future. But the feeling we have is right now, so we're waiting for something to happen. But we're waiting with excitement. So this is the meaning off I can't wait to. It's a very positive meaning. It means you're excited and happy. Now we're going to look at a few more example sentences to make everything much, much clearer for you. Let's look at the 1st 1 We're going to visit New York next month. I can't wait to see all the famous buildings. So did you understand the example? Sentence. Now when you read these sentences, remember to think about the meaning that we just covered. So we're going to visit New York next month. That's a future plan on, and I can't wait to see all the famous buildings. This is my excitement right now. I'm so excited to see a lot the famous buildings. I can't wait. Now let's look at another example Sentence. The Children can't wait to see Santa Claus. Tomorrow. He's coming to visit the school again. Did you notice we're talking about something in the future? Santa Claus is coming to the school tomorrow. And how do the Children feel? They feel very excited so we can use. I can't wait to do something. In this case, the Children can't wait to see Santa Claus. One more example. Sentence to make everything clear up, and he says, Are you looking forward to the cup? final today, Bob replies. I can't wait to see it. I'm sure Manchester United will win. So again they're talking about something that's going to happen in the future. And he said, Are you looking forward? Looking forward means Are you excited about something in the future? Are you looking forward to the Cup final today When we say today often we mean later today . It means in a few hours it doesn't mean right now. It means later today. So it's a future meaning. Are you looking forward to the Cup final today? And Bob replies, I can't wait to see it. This means he's very, very excited to watch the cup final. Now the meaning should be much clearer to you. Now let's look at the structure off. I can't wait to we use. I can't wait to with a Bob plus an object, for example. I can't wait to see all the famous buildings so you can see I can't wait to, plus the verb see, plus the object famous buildings. So that's the basic structure. This is how we commonly use. I can't wait to now. There's another way we can use this English pattern, which I want to show you now have a look at this so we can simply say I can't wait as well . We don't need to say two plus verb plus object. We can simply say I can't wait. So when can we use this? Have a look at the top when you make a previous comment, which means a comment before or if someone else makes a comment. If they say something, you can simply reply. I can't wait. If the meaning is clear from the context, let me give you an example. So Andy says, Are you looking forward to the cup final today? Bob simply replies. I can't wait now because the meaning is very, very clear. We know what Bob is talking about. We know he's talking about the Cup final, so he doesn't need to say I can't wait to see the cup final today. He can simply shorten it to I can't wait. So when the context is clear, just simply say, I can't wait. You can also use this when you make a comment yourself. For example, if I say I'm going to visit New York next month, I can't wait. I don't need to say I can't wait to visit New York next month because the context makes the meaning clear. Do you see? I had a previous comment. I'm going to visit New York next month and after I can say I can't wait. So the meaning is clear from the context. So now what should you do? You should move on to the listening and speaking practice exercises so that you can master this English pattern. See you in the next lecture. 2. I can't wait to... Speaking (Practice 1): speaking practice for I can't wait. Listen to what I say. Then pause the video and repeat after me. Think about the pattern we studied. Train your brain to master this English pattern. Let's begin. We're going on a trip to the beach this weekend. I can't wait to go. Uncle James is coming over from Australia next week. I can't wait to see him. After so many years. I bought tickets for the Adele concert. I can't wait to see her life. Excellent. I can't wait to hear her amazing voice. We're going to visit Rome for Sally's birthday. She can't wait. The new Harry Potter movie is coming out next year. I can't wait to see what happens next. When are you moving to Spain? Next year. I don't want to move, but the kids can't wait. This pizza looks delicious. I can't wait to tuck in. I can't wait to go to the party on Saturday. Are you excited? No. Because I'm feeling quite sick. I'm not going to be able to go. Neil and I are going to start our own business soon. We can't wait to get started. When are you coming back home? You've bean away for six months. A few more months and I'll be home. I can't wait to see you again. 3. I can't wait to... Listening (Practice 2): listening practice for I can't wait. Listen to what I say. Then pause the video and write down what you hear. Press play to see the text on the screen and check your answer. Train your brain to master this English pattern. Let's begin. Congratulations. You got the job. You can start this week. Thank you. I can't wait to get started here. Congratulations. You got the job. You can start this week. Thank you. I can't wait to get started here. This TV drama is so exciting. I can't wait to see what happens in the next episode. This TV drama is so exciting. I can't wait to see what happens in the next episode. Oh, my goodness. It's so hot. I can't wait to jump into the nice cool pool. Oh, my goodness. It's so hot. I can't wait to jump into the nice cool. Cool. I have some good news. Mary's pregnant. That's wonderful. I can't wait to see the new arrival. Is it a boy or a girl? I have some good news. Mary's pregnant. That's wonderful. I can't wait to see the new arrival. Is it a boy or a girl? I'm so exhausted after the long day at work. I can't wait to get home and sleep. I'm so exhausted after the long day at work, I can't wait to get home and sleep. I told the kids about our trip to Disney land next year. They can't wait. I told the kids about our trip to Disney land next year. They can't wait. John and I really hate this neighborhood. We can't wait to move to a nicer area. John and I really hate this neighborhood. We can't wait to move to a nicer area. Did you tell your husband that you want to get a kitten? Is he okay with it? Yes. He said that it was fine. In fact, he can't wait because he loves cats. Did you tell your husband that you want to get a kitten? Is he okay with it? Yes. He said that it was fine. In fact, he can't wait because he loves cats. Wow, that water slide looks so scary and fun. I can't wait to slide down it. Wow, that water slide looks so scary and fun. I can't wait to slide down it. Chris hasn't worked for more than a year because of illness, But he's better now. He can't wait to start working again. Chris hasn't worked for more than a year because of illness, but he's better now. He can't wait to start working again.