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
e.g. I am trying to borrow a car from someone. 
lend (v)  to give (something) to (someone) to be used for a period of time and then returned
e.g. He tried to lend him his sweater. 
rent (v)  to pay money in return for being able to use (something that belongs to someone else)
e.g. She tried to rent the apartment from him. 
run away (idiom)  to leave a place, especially secretly, in order to escape from someone or something from
e.g. She was trying to run away from home. 
fix (v) to make (something) whole or able to work properly again : to repair (something)
e.g. I am trying to fix the sink so it stops leaking. 
task (n) a piece of work that has been given to someone; a job for someone to do
e.g. I am trying to give the students a new task for homework. 
sort (v/n) to separate and put (people or things) in a particular order
e.g. Are you going to sort your papers? 
include (v) to contain (someone or something) in a group or as a part of something
e.g. Are you going to include her? 
provide (v)  to make (something) available; to supply (something that is wanted or needed)
e.g. He is trying to provide her with a job. 


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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