8 AWAY Expressions in English: go away, run away, right away…

8 AWAY Expressions in English: go away, run away, right away…


Hello. My name is Emma, and in today’s video I am
going to teach you some new vocabulary. I’m going to teach you about a word that we
see a lot in English. This word is the word “away”. “Away” often changes the meaning of a word,
so in this video I’m going to teach you many different expressions that have
the word “away” in them. So, let’s get started. The first expression I want to teach you is:
“Right away”. “Right away” means now or immediately; ASAP. Okay? “Right away”. So, we use this a lot, especially at work
or, you know, when we’re talking to somebody and something needs to be done immediately. We can say: “I’ll do it right away!” or: “Call
me right away.”, “I need you to give me those papers right away.” So this is a very common expression we use a lot. What are some other expressions? We also just have the word “away” when we’re
talking about being absent or not at a specific place. We use this a lot when we’re working. So, for example, I can say, you know… even
in my email, I can say: “I’m away from the office until next week”, meaning I’m not at
the office; I’m not at that place. You know, a lot of the times with students,
the teacher needs to figure out who is in the class and who is away, meaning they’re
not there that day. So, we use “away” when we’re talking about
people who are absent or not there. “I’m away today.”, “I’m away tomorrow.” It means I’m going to be absent tomorrow. All right. What’s another expression we can use? I like this one a lot: “Fire away”. We have different meanings for this. The meaning I want to teach you today is when
we use this when someone is asking us a lot of questions. Okay? We can say: “Fire away” to mean: “Go ahead. Ask me questions.” So, imagine, you know, you have a guest speaker
coming to talk to your class, and you have a lot of questions; all the students put up
their hand. The guest speaker can say: “Fire away”, which
means: “Go ahead and ask me questions.” Okay. “I have a question”, says the student. “Fire away”, says the teacher. It means: “Go ahead. I’m ready for your question.” Let’s look at some other expressions with
the word “away”. So, our next word that has the word “away”
in it is: “Go away”. “Go away” has many different meanings. We’re going to cover two in today’s lesson. The first meaning we’re going to cover is
the one I really like, and that’s why I put a smile on it, and that means to be on vacation. When you go away, one meaning is you’re going
on vacation. I love going away. I love going on vacation. I can say: “I’m going away this weekend.” This implies that I’m going on vacation somewhere. I’m not saying where, but: “I’m going away
this weekend.” And you can ask somebody: “Oh, where are you
going?” They’re going away – you can ask: “Where are
you going?” So: “I’m going away.” The second meaning I’m going to teach you
is the unhappy meaning, and this means leave. Okay? So, we often use this when we’re angry, or
children use this a lot as well when they’re angry. They say: “Go away!” So, it means leave. “Go away”, and it’s based on the tone you
say it in. “Go away” – leave. Okay? Another expression we use with “away” is:
“Move away”. When we talk about moving away, we’re talking
about taking all your things in your house and moving them to a new house, often in a
different city-okay?-or a different country. “When I was five years old, I moved away”
means I left where I lived, and we took everything and we went to a new place to live. So, move one’s entire household to another
residence, so that’s a fancy way of saying you move to a new city usually, or a new province,
a new state, or a new country. “My best friend when I was 14 years old moved
away to China.” So, that’s another example. “My friend moved away when I was 10.” Okay? Our next expression: “Run away”. So, “run away” means escape. Okay? We use this a lot when… for teenagers who
run away from home, or you might have somebody run away from another person who’s dangerous. “Run away” means escape. So: “The teen ran away from home.” When I was six years old-this is a true story-I
pretended to run away from home, but I was too scared so I just hid in the closet, but
I pretended to run away from home; I pretended to leave home or escape home. So, we use “run away” to talk about escaping
something. Our last expression with “away” today is:
“Turn away”. “Turn away” has different meanings. The one we’re going to talk about today means
to refuse admittance. So, what does that mean? Well, you’ll notice there’s a sad face, so
this is not nice when you’re turned away from something. I want you to imagine this: You want to go
to your favourite restaurant, and you get there and there’s no room. There’s nowhere for you to eat, so they tell
you: “I’m sorry. We have no space; you have to leave.” The restaurant turned you away. It means they refused to let you in. Or maybe you go to your doctor’s office and
there’s a long wait; there’s a lot of people at your doctor’s, and they say: “You know,
we’re about to close, so I’m sorry we can’t see you.” The doctor turned you away. So it means they don’t let you or they refuse
to let you come in. So we use this a lot with restaurants, with
bars, with movies. You know: “I was turned away at the last minute. I really wanted to see this movie, but I was
turned away.” So, here’s my sentence: “Don’t turn me away”,
meaning: “Let me in”. So, “turn away”, again, it’s not nice when
you’re turned away from something. So we’ve looked at a lot of expressions with
“away”. What I recommend is take your time learning
these expressions. You know, maybe try to learn three a day. Watch the video multiple times and practice
them. You can visit our website at www.engvid.com,
and we actually have a quiz there so you can practice everything you learned today. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel;
I have many resources on vocabulary, grammar, listening – all sorts of different things. So, thank you for watching; and until next
time, take care.

100 thoughts on “8 AWAY Expressions in English: go away, run away, right away…

  1. Thank you Emma it is really work especially "turn away". I would like to add "pass away" meaning "to die" but its very polite way to say.
    "I miss my father since he passed away"

  2. You are wonderful teacher, but unfortunately we can't see the words on blackboard, because you standing in front of it , thanks

  3. I'm from tamilnad. I like you very much because_of your shining face and clarity of voice . That is why I have been following you

  4. Good day my teacher I'm olwes watching ur vidio, ur inspired me alot, the way that I make my own Chanel and video more to come, to bring out myself from my comfort zone.. plss subscribe too

  5. In the video ,, while the teacher is teaching about the word away , she said …I'm away tomorrow
    I think the correct sentence could be…" I wil be away tomorrow".. because she said …
    Away= absent
    Please can you tell me what is the correct.. I am peruvian , i don't speak english so fluently, i am a student from peru perhapps I am making a mistake.. I am learning … Please I really want to learn… Can someone help me?…

  6. Emma i am new students for watching your video my name is yared I lives in United Kingdom 🇬🇧
    Thank you for learning English language absolutely I am understand happy 👍👍👍

  7. I like you lessons Miss Emma!
    I'd be very happy to have a friend like you, who could help me improve my English while I could help her get into French (the language that is 🙂
    Keep up the good work! 😃 (from a French Canadian)

  8. Thank you very much Emma. I always watch your videos they are very good I learn a lot. Emma I'm Carlos Vicente from Brazil. by by

  9. emma is my best online english teacher. your teaching is very clear and simple for me in Indonesia.

    I understand almost 90% of your words and sentences. But I just understand 5% of Hollywood English in the theatre in my hometown surabaya coz hollywood english is so fast and unclear.

  10. What is the difference between
    "Right away" and "Right now"?
    Both of them mean now!
    Please let me know the difference, i'm confused😪

  11. Hello english teacher,i am not getting video for may,might,shall,should,can,could,will,would in your voice,if you done any video kindly share those link,i would like to learn in your voice,i hope you will what i am saying💐

  12. Away in a manger,

    No crib for a bed

    The little Lord Jesus

    Laid down His sweet head.

    The stars in the sky

    Looked down where He lay

    The little Lord Jesus

    Asleep on the hay.

    The cattle are lowing

    The poor Baby awakes

    But little Lord Jesus

    No crying He makes.

    I love Thee, Lord Jesus

    Look down from the sky

    And stay by my cradle,

    'Til morning is nigh.

    Be near me, Lord Jesus,

    I ask Thee to stay

    Close by me forever

    And love me I pray.

    Bless all the dear children

    In Thy tender care

    And take us to heaven
    To live with Thee there.

  13. Hola Emma, te encontré por casualidad en youtube y me encantan tus videos (buenos, claros, concisos, breves y con ejemplos ),

    !! ENHORABUENA!!, por si sirve como mejora y puede aumentar el número de seguidores ¿sería posible crear un link donde poder descargar

    un word (por ejemplo) con el resumen de lo dado en el video?, aunque sea al final de éste para tenerlo que ver todo,

    lo digo porque yo me hago resúmenes de los videos para luego poder repasar cada "X" tiempo lo aprendido y esto me agilizará la tarea

    de resumir y copiar, y asi podria ver mas videos y darte mas likes

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