1-18. I’m trying to do my best


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I tried to include Amy in our group.
  • We tried to finish this project.
  • She tried to lend her tools.
  • I am trying to sort my laundry.
  • He is trying to provide tips for learning English.
  • I am not trying to ruin your party.
  • We are not trying to break your computer.
  • I tried not to forget.
  • She is trying not to speak loudly.
  • Are you trying to sell your car?
  • I tried to rent that apartment.
  • He tried to earn more money.
  • They tried to forgive Dennis.
  • She tried to complete the task quickly.
  • We tried to run away from them.


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
Borrow (v) to take and use (something that belongs to someone else) for a period of time before returning it
Lend (v)  to give (something) to (someone) to be used for a period of time and then returned
Rent (v)  to pay money in return for being able to use (something that belongs to someone else) 
Run away (idiom)  to leave a place, especially secretly, in order to escape from someone or something from
Fix (v) to make (something) whole or able to work properly again : to repair (something)
Task (n) a piece of work that has been given to someone; a job for someone to do
Sort (v/n) to separate and put (people or things) in a particular order
Include (v) to contain (someone or something) in a group or as a part of something
Provide (v)  to make (something) available; to supply (something that is wanted or needed)


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. tried / he / lose / to / weight / .
    2. I / rule / trying / to / follow / am / her / .
    3. understand / to / we / are / him / trying / .
    4. English / is / trying / she / master / to / ?
    5. is / not / he / fail / trying / to / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She was tried to forgive Dennis.
    2. We tried to ran away from them.
    3. They are trying fix this problem.
    4. Does he trying to graduate?
    5. I am not trying to sleeping.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What are some goals you want to accomplish this year? (use “try to V”)
    2. What are some habits you want to build or get rid of? (use “try to V”)
    3. What are some things you want to forget? (use “try to V”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph (5-10 sentences).
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Describe your new year’s resolution. 
    3. Describe some things you want to achieve in your life. 


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


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