Phrase: To make plans



Our next phrase is: to make plans. Tune in to today’s episode to learn when to use the phrase ‘To Make Plans’ and when to use ‘I have a plan’. Enjoy :)



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Hey amigos y amigas, you’re listening to the English Made Simple Show. This is episode number 283, number two hundred and eighty-three, numero dos cientos ochenta-y-tres.

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Amigos, today we’re learning the following phrase:

“To make plans”

It’s not “to do plans” – it’s to Make Plans.

We’re using the verb “Make”.

Have you used this phrase before?

Maybe you’ve used a phrase like “I have plans”

Today, we’ll learn to use the phrase “Make Plans”

This is a commonly used phrase. I don’t know why the word “plans” is plural here, but to me it implies that it is a generic phrase… It could involve an unknown number of plans. So “Make plans” we use when we want to make a generic statement.

And remember, that these two words go well together. ‘Make’ and ‘Plans.’

Hey guys, I’ll let you practice this phrase.

Towards the end of the episode I’ll have a “Repeat After Me” section where you can practice saying this phrase out loud. So stay on till the end of today’s episode.

So how do you use this phrase then?

Let me give you some examples…

In fact, two examples.

Number one:

Have you made plans for the New Year?

That’s something people will tend to ask you around this time of the year. If you’re listening to the episode in December of 2021.

So, have you? Have you made any plans for this New Year?


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers. Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services. Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.  

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