To get it off the ground—Culips English Podcast

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Sometimes it can be difficult to get things off the ground. In this episode we are talking about expressions used at the beginning of a new project or plan. We look at to get it off the ground, to get off on the wrong foot or the right foot, and to put your best foot forward. When you’re starting a new project find out how to talk about using these natural expressions.

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Maura: The first expression we’re gonna look at is to get it off the ground.
Harp: To get it off the ground.
Maura: Right. So to get something off the ground is to get it started. So you’re gonna use this expression at the beginning of a new venture, like a new project or a new job.
Harp: Yes. So to get it off the ground is when, for example, if you have a project, you’ve thought of the idea, you’ve created a plan, but once you start the project, you get it off the ground.
Maura: Right. And this expression is actually connected to an airplane. So an airplane’s rolling along, and when does the flight actually start? When it gets off the ground. That’s when the flight begins.

Expressions included from this episode in Learning Materials:

To get off the ground A venture
To start on To get off on the wrong foot
To get off on the right foot To be on the same page
To put your best foot forward A hundred percent
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  1. danielpersilva@gmail.com' Daniel Pereira says:

    Hello friends!
    How you doing? I loved to listen to your new podcast. For me, as I wrote in the last comment, it

  2. danielpersilva@gmail.com' Daniel Pereira says:

    Hello friends!
    How you doing? I loved to listen to your new podcast. For me, as I wrote in the last comment, it’s a pleasure to keep on listening to it and enjoying every new expression I learn. It´s so good to know you´re there helping us, foreign learners be in touch with you. And what´s curious?? Even living here in Brazil, I can comprehend you very well, your word’s pronunciation is very easy to listen to. I love it! Keep on doing this amazing job!

  3. Maura says:

    Thanks for the kind words Daniel. There’s always appreciated!

    Whenever I hear where people are listening from it makes me want to travel. Brazil sounds like such a dynamic place!

    Maura
    Culips ESL Podcast

  4. daniepersilva@gmail.com' Daniel Pereira says:

    You’re right, but I haven’t even traveled to any other place in Brazil, I need to visit my local places. Here in São Paulo is full of different places, but we’re so worried about going to job or studying and we don

  5. daniepersilva@gmail.com' Daniel Pereira says:

    You’re right, but I haven’t even traveled to any other place in Brazil, I need to visit my local places. Here in São Paulo is full of different places, but we’re so worried about going to job or studying and we don’t even find time to visit the worders of Brazil.
    Thanks for replying my messages. I´ve been listening to your podcast for almost 1 year and I really look forward to listening to the next every day. Bye and good job!