to get round to sth

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to get round to sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 10 comments

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

Do you know the English expression "to get round to something"? This micro-dictation contains this idiom - how much of the sentence can you understand?

 

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

– .

I finally doing my taxes – I them months ago.

I finally got to doing my taxes – I have them months ago.

About the sentence

to get round to sth

to get round/around to something = to do something which you had been planning to do or wanted to do for a while.

If you finally get round to doing something, it means that you had wanted to do something for a while, and eventually found the time to do it. e.g. I finally got round to fixing that dripping tap.

This expression is often used negatively when you are explaining that you didn't have time do do something, e.g. I didn't get round to taking the dog for a walk = I was planning on taking the dog for a walk, but I didn't have time or had too many other things to do.


The structure should have + past participle is used to communicate a regret about something you did or didn't do in the past. e.g. I should have gone to bed earlier last night - I feel exhausted.

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  • I chose the picture on this exercise because I never get round to doing my laundry - I always end up running out of clothes. Is there something that you are always planning on doing but you never get round to it?

  • Can you think of something that you had wanted to do for ages, and then finally got round to doing it?

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Well, I never get round to transplanting vases)
From my childhood I had wanted to fly on a baloon and few years ago I finally got round to doing it πŸ™‚ Actually, we just get up and down, but it was enough for me as I was so afraid of high! πŸ™‚

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Hello)
– Yes, there is. There is a Christmas tree (faux) waiting to be packted. I feel that next Christmas will come sooner than I finally get round to packing it:)
– I”ve been dreaming of driving a car and finally I got round to driving school, passed the exams and got the driver’s license.

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I didn’t get round to going to the bank. I hope I do it next week

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I haven’t got round to painting the apartment, the paint was bought two months ago, though.

I had been putting off a report at work, I got round to outlining it last weekend. I hope to finish it by next weekend.

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After putting off some chores like doing the laundry and the housework for at least 2 weeks ago, I finally got around to doing all of them.

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