The holidays are coming soon and I can’t wait to take a break! I’ve been working really hard lately, so it’s time to chill out and have some fun. So, I’m off to a beach paradise in Spain for a vacation in the sunshine. I’ve booked the tickets already. Where are you planning to go on your next vacation?
Dara shares some more examples of how to use this common English idiom in his latest video. Click below to watch.
I’m off? Like, I’m switched off?
No! I’m off is just a phrase which means I’m going or I’m leaving.
Let’s see a few examples, shall we?
- OK, guys. I’m off! See you all tomorrow!
- I’m off to the shop in a minute. Do you want anything?
- Are you off, Sharon? OK, safe home! See you on Monday!
OK, everyone! I’ll see you next time!
Now it’s your turn to practice using this handy expression. Try to answer the questions below using today’s idiom.
- What do you say to your family right before you hit the sack (go to bed) at night?
- How do you say goodbye to your coworker or boss before leaving your workplace in the evening?
- When you are going to the supermarket, do you usually ask your family if they need any groceries? How do you let them know what you are planning to do?
Complete the sentences using today expression.
- ________ to the bakery. Would you like me to pick you up anything?
- I’ve finished my work for the day, so ________ home. Have a good evening!
- It’s my wedding anniversary this weekend, so ________ to the countryside for a romantic getaway with my husband/wife. I can’t wait to let my hair down and relax!