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Making Promises

Jack is going out with his friends. Before he goes, he makes some promises to his mum…

Mum: Where are you going, Jack?

Jack: Mum, I’m going for a walk to the forest with my friends.

Mum: But you promised to clean your room today! It’s a mess!

Jack: I don’t have time now, Mum… I promise that I’ll clean it before I go to bed tonight.

Mum: It’s five o’clock already! You won’t have time later…

Jack: I will have time… I’ll be back home in two hours Mum, I promise!

Mum: You better be! You might even be back home earlier because it’s starting to rain…

Jack: I’ll just take an umbrella with me! See you in a couple of hours, Mum!

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Making Promises


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To set about

 To start to do


  1. I have no idea how to set about changing the wheel on my car.

  2. I tried to apologise but I think I set about it in the wrong way.

To look ahead

To think about what

might happen in the


I’m trying to look ahead to see how I can expand the business.

To think ahead

To think about what

might happen in the


It’s time to think

ahead and plan

what we are going

to do this year.

To carry something out

To do or complete


I’m planning to

carry out more

research on digital

technology for


To look forward to

To be exciting about something that is going to happen.

I’m really looking forward to going on holiday this summer.

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