English Lesson: “There you go; you’re all buckled in!” | PhraseMix.com


“There you go; you’re all buckled in!”

English Lesson: There you go; you're all buckled in!

You’re driving somewhere with your family. You put your son in his car seat and strap him in, then say this.

There you go; you’re all buckled in!

There you go.

You say “There you go” when you’re giving or handing a person something. More generally, you use it when you’re doing something for another person. For example, say “There you go” when:

  • you stand up to let someone sit down
  • you’ve finished tying someone’s necktie for them
  • you clear a space on the kitchen counter for someone to set a hot dish on

You can also say “here you go” in the same way. While there are no absolute rules for when to use one or the other, I would use “here you go” if I brought something to them from far away, and “there you go” if I’m sitting in place and handing them the object.

all (adjective)

Use “all” in front of positive adjective to mean “very” or “completely”. Parents do this a lot when speaking to children, so it sounds comforting. Here are some examples:

It’s all warm and snuggly in here, isn’t it?

Now you’re all clean and fresh!

(someone) is buckled in

A “buckle” is the part of a belt where you attach the two ends to each other. The belts people wear on their pants have buckles. So do some shoes, straps for handbags and luggage, and seatbelts.

When an adult wears a seatbelt, you say that they’re “buckled up”. But when you put a child in a car seat, you buckle them in. The difference is that a person who’s “buckled in” has straps not only across the waist, but over both shoulders as well. Jet plane pilots also get “buckled in”.

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Learn English Writing: From Paragraphs to Short Essays

by ESLWRITER on OCTOBER 15, 2012

So far, the ESL students have completed many paragraph writing assignments. The learning objectives were to look at a table of data, find the most important ideas and write a well structured paragraph.

That means, a paragraph with a good topic sentence, supporting ideas and an conclusion.


The English composition students looked at different sets of food consumption data for Korea and other countries: fruit, vegetables, meat and other foods like grains. Those data tables are here: ESL writing lesson raw data.

Now it is time to put to the whole thing together. The assignment today is to write a five paragraph essay. Here is the writing plan.

  • 1st paragraph: introduce subject with main idea (topic sentence).
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th paragraphs. Each paragraph talks about a different kind of food. Each paragraph provides reasons,evidence and details that support or prove your main idea.
  • 5th paragraph. Write a short summary of your main idea. Provide some social and economic reasons that might explain why the changes and trends happened.

Now you have a nice, neat short essay which examines how Korean food consumption patterns have changed over the past three decades.



Last week, the ESL students did not have time to read and solve this puzzle. So, here it is again.

Read the puzzle and write your answer. For this logic puzzle, your answer will be 4 or 5 sentences.

Upstairs, there is a room with one light, one door and one chair. Downstairs, there are three light switches – A, B and C. One switch is connected to the light in the upstairs room.

How can you find out which switch is connected to the upstairs light?

You can enter the upstairs room one time. There are no windows and it is impossible to see inside the room unless you open the door. Turn the switches on and off as much as you like.

“Why should I, as a taxpayer, have to bear the burden of supporting these people with my hard-earned money?”

“Why should I, as a taxpayer, have to bear the burden of supporting these people with my hard-earned money?”

English Lesson: Why should I, as a taxpayer, have to bear the burden of supporting these people with my hard-earned money?

You’re having a political debate with a friend. He thinks that the government should provide money to people who can’t find jobs. You disagree because it’s not fair to people who work. You explain your idea this way.

Why should I, as a taxpayer, have to bear the burden of supporting these people with my hard-earned money?

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Why should (someone) have to (do something)?


Use this expression to talk about something that’s unfair. It means “I shouldn’t have to ___”.

For example:

Why should we have to work late when they get to go home early?

Why should I have to pay for it? You’re the one who broke it.


as a taxpayer


A “taxpayer” is just someone who pays taxes.`

People mostly use “as a taxpayer” when discussing what the government should spend money on or what they should be allowed to do.

For example:

As a taxpayer, I find it offensive that teachers are protesting against a law that’s intended to hold them accountable for their results.


bear a burden


When you have to do hard work to support other people, you are “bearing a burden”.

The word “bear” means “carry” in this instance. A “burden” is a heavy weight. You can use “bear a burden” to talk literally about carrying heavy objects, but it’s mostly used metaphorically.

It’s common to use the phrase “bear the burden” to talk about someone paying for something that supports other people. Here are some examples of things that you might describe as “bearing a burden”:

  • paying for your elderly parents’s care
  • taxpayers paying for students’ education

“Bearing a burden” is a negative-sounding phrase.


support (someone)


“Supporting” someone means giving them help that they need. Often, that means money. You might “support” somone like a family member:

My aunt supported me through college.

How long did they support you for?

You can also “support” someone emotionally, by listening to their problems and offering advice.


(one’s) hard-earned money


Use this phrase to complain about losing money through spending, taxes, or other ways:

All you want to do is spend ny hard-earned money!

The government wants to come in and take all of my hard-earned money!

“Hard-earned money” is money that you had to work hard to make.


Categories: topic: money | politics | taxes

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English Lesson: “We all busted out laughing.” | PhraseMix.com

“We all busted out laughing.”

English Lesson: We all busted out laughing.

You’re telling a story about a funny mistake that your friend made. You’ve just described the mistake, so now you describe your reaction.

We all busted out laughing.

(someone) busted out laughing

The phrase “bust out laughing” describes someone suddenly laughing really hard. You “bust out laughing” when something funny and unexpected happens.

This is a casual and slangy spoken English phrase. The more correct expression is “burst out laughing”:

They all burst out laughing at the sight of Emmett in his gorilla costume.

Use “burst out laughing” in more formal and written English.

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