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-The Big Night-
Lesson 29 – The Big Night
David: What time do we have to get to the theatre?
Karen: The doors open at 7:30pm. We have to get the bus at 6:30. That should get us there in plenty of time.
Jeff: I’m really excited for Polly. Her first play as an author! It got some great feedback and it hasn’t even been performed in front of an audience yet…
Karen: Yes, she has done fantastically. I’m sure it is going to get some good reviews.
David: We have a little surprise for her.
Jeff: Really? What sort of a surprise?
David: We are going to have a party for her. She is expecting to go out for a dinner with the cast and crew but we have hired a venue. There is a big buffet, a band, and of course, champagne.
Jeff: Aw, that’s lovely of the pair of you! You didn’t have to do that!
Karen: We really wanted to. It’s been wonderful seeing her embrace the theatre with the passion I had for it. Perhaps more so…
David: We want Polly to have a great time tonight! One that she’ll remember for a very long time!
Jeff: I know that she couldn’t be more happier than she is right now. I think the party will send her over the edge.
Karen: It’s great to have a dream and Polly is just starting to live hers!
Facts: “Break a leg » is an idiom in theatre used to wish a performer « good luck ». The expression reflects a theatrical superstition in which wishing a person « good luck » is considered bad luck.
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The same verb can express a multitude of meanings. This phenomenon can be seen with the verb to get. This verb is used in several occasions. The general meaning is to achieve, but it can be translated by another verb that gives a more natural sense.
In addition to the above expressions, you can also use to get + adjective when we refer to the process of reaching that state
|TO GET + ADJECTIVE|
|To get angry|
|To get better|
|To get cold|
|To get dark|
|To get dressed|
|To get drunk|
|To get hungry|
|To get hurt|
|To get late|
|To get lost|
|To get married|
|To get old|
|To get ready|
|To get tired|
|To get wet|
|To get worse|
To get is also translated as arrive
However, get to+ place is used frequently to refer get + place.
The preposition to is absent in expressions like:
When we use home or house we don’t use preposition to. The expression is to get home.
To express that you use the transport, to get is accompanied with this prepositions:
The verb To Have has a lot of different meanings:
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