Hi, I’m Joel. Today, I’m going to teach you a very useful phrasal verb.

Try to start using this in your English conversations to practice it so you can use it on a regular basis,

because it sounds very natural, very American.

The phrasal verb is: look forward to

Now, this means that you are anticipating, waiting for or expecting a future occurrence or event;

and as you are thinking about this, it gives you pleasure;

it makes you feel good.

An example would be if I am going on a vacation next week, I am looking forward to that vacation.

Whenever I think about the vacation, I feel good. It gives me pleasure to think about my vacation next week.

So, I am looking forward to my vacation next week.

Another great example would be if you are going to get a new car, a new phone, something like that.

So, I could say, “I’m so tired of this old phone. I’m really looking forward to getting the new iPhone.”

We can also use it, for example, if we haven’t seen a friend in a long time.

Let’s say that I haven’t seen my friend in a couple of years and I’m going to see him next month.

So I could say, “I’m really looking forward to seeing my friend. I haven’t seen him in a long time.”

Okay, so to summarize: If you’re looking forward to something, it means that when you think about this thing.

It makes you feel good, it gives you pleasure and you really want this thing to happen because it will feel good.

It will be fun, you’ll have a good time, and so on.

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