“I get distracted so easily!”

English Lesson: I get distracted so easily!

You were trying to find some information on your computer for a coworker. But while she was waiting, you noticed a new email message and started reading it. After you read it and wrote a short response, you say "sorry" to your coworker and then say this.

I get distracted so easily!

(someone) gets distracted

When you "are distracted", you aren't concentrating on something that you're supposed to be concentrating on.

To "get distracted" means to start being distracted. "Get" is used in lots of situations to describe when something starts to happen. Some examples include:

get wet (start to be wet)

get tired (start to be tired)

get drunk (start to be drunk)

If someone continues to be distracted, use "is", "are", "am", "was", etc.:

Sorry, I was distracted. What did you say?

so (adjective/adverb)

A lot of English learners say "very ___" when they want to strongly emphasize a description. But in reality, "very" doesn't sound very strong. It sounds more careful and polite.

"So ___" expresses a stronger feeling about something:

Oh my God, this is so good!

You used to sing so beautifully when you were little.

(do something) easily

"Easily" is used when you're talking about something positive that's easy to do:

It can be easily completed within a couple of hours.

Users need a way to easily access all of their files.

But you also use it when talking about something negative that has a high probability of happening:

You could easily fall off and break your leg.

He's easily confused.


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