to set your heart on sth

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to set your heart on sth

by | Last updated Apr 25, 2019 | Expressions | 2 comments

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: North American

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This sentence contains the expression "to set your heart on sth". Do you know this idiom? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: North American

 

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Josh , .
Josh heart on , so I gets the grades .
Josh has his heart on medicine, so I hope he gets the grades needs.

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to set your heart on sth

If you 'set your heart on something' or 'have your heart set on something', then you desperately want it, and it is deeply important to you that you get it or achieve it. e.g. "Theresa has set her heart on getting a job as a pilot when she leaves university".

This expression communicates the idea that getting or achieving this thing is emotionally important to you - you will be very sad or disappointed if it doesn't happen. In fact, a useful way of using this expression is to talk about someone not getting what they want. e.g. "Poor little Michael was very upset because he had set his heart on getting a new bike for Christmas".

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  • Is there anything that you have your heart set on at the moment? You can answer with the structures "my heart is set on sth/doing sth" or "I have set my heart on sth/doing sth".

  • Tell me about a time that you were very disappointed because you didn't get something that you really wanted.

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At the moment, I have my heart set on improving and reaching a very high level of my English listening skill sothat I can get a good job.

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