Lesson 6: Friends

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Dialogue

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: Friends. First, read the following dialogue out loud with your tutor, then switch roles and try again. 

Kevin and Dorothy are talking about their friends.

Kevin: Thanks for inviting me to your picnic last weekend. I had a lot of fun.
Dorothy: I’m glad you could make it. Did you get to meet my best friend Karen?
Kevin: I’m sure I said hi. Tell me what she looks like.
Dorothy: She is from Colombia and has big eyes and curly hair. She is quite tall as well. You couldn’t have missed her.
Kevin: Was she wearing sunglasses?
Dorothy: Hmm… I forget. She was wearing a pink blouse and white jeans. She dresses up very well.
Kevin: Oh, yes! I remember talking to her. We had a long discussion about learning many languages.
Dorothy: She is very metropolitan.
Kevin: Indeed! Now I want to learn Spanish.
Dorothy: Ask Karen. I’m sure she has tips!

Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition Example
thanks for + (~ing) Thanks for giving us the tour.
I’m glad … I’m glad you’re feeling better now. 
curly having curls She has curly hair and blue eyes. 
someone is quite (adj) to a very noticeable degree or extent He is quite ill/rich/busy.
The room is quite large/small. 
couldn’t have missed too noticeable to miss You couldn’t have missed the city hall since it’s so big!
be wearing to use or have (something) as clothing : to have (a shirt, pants, etc.) over part of your body He was wearing blue jeans.
dress up to wear nice clothes He doesn’t normally dress up often. 
remember +(~ing) …
remember to (verb)
not forget She remembers sitting next to me in the class.
She remembered to bring homework. 
metropolitan of or relating to a large city and the surrounding cities and towns the greater New York metropolitan area
indeed without any question — used to stress the truth of a statement Indeed, he is a great poet. = He is indeed a great poet.

Exercise

Practice answering the following questions with your tutors. You can use the sample answers to come up with your own answer.

  1. Who is your best friend?
    1. My friend from childhood Chris is my best friend.
    2. My sister is my best friend.
    3. Your answer:_______________________________
  2. Tell me what s/he looks like.
    1. Chris is very tall and slim.
    2. Dorothy has long black hair and dark eyes.
    3. Your answer:_______________________________
  3. What kind of clothing does your friend usually wear?
    1. She always dresses up.
    2. He is always in jeans and t-shirt.
    3. Your answer:_______________________________
  4. What do you usually talk about with your friend?
    1. We talk a lot about dating these days.
    2. We talk about everything.
    3. Your answer:_______________________________
  5. What do you like about your friend the most?
    1. I think Karen is a lovely person.
    2. Chris is so energetic, and I always get energy from him.
    3. Your answer:_______________________________

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Tell me a story about your best friend.
  2. What do you like about your friend the most?
  3. What do you least like about your friend?
  4. What do you usually talk about with your friend?
  5. How did you two become friends?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

 

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