1-23. I was about to call you!


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am about to have lunch.
  • She is about to call the police.
  • My son is about to go to school.
  • We are about to jump.
  • I was about to call you.
  • She was about to play a game.
  • He was about to propose to his fiancee.
  • Are you about to leave?
  • Are they about to cancel this show?
  • Is she about to tell him the truth?
  • I am about to eat something.
  • She is about to go to work.
  • We are about to give up everything.
  • He is about to ask me something.
  • They are about to leave this building.


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
Bathroom (n) a room with a sink and toilet and usually a bathtub or shower
Fiancee (n) a woman that a man is engaged to be married to
Breakup (n) the end of a relationship, marriage, etc.
Shoot (v) to cause a bullet, arrow, etc., to move forward with great force from a weapon
Press (v) to push (something) with strong or steady force
Sneeze (v) to suddenly force air out through your nose and mouth with a usually loud noise because your body is reacting to dust, a sickness, etc.
Hit (v) to move your hand, a bat, etc., quickly so that it touches someone or something in a forceful or violent way
Break (v) to separate (something) into parts or pieces often in a sudden and forceful or violent way
Open (v) to cause (something) to no longer be covered, sealed, or blocked
Order (v) a specific request asking a company to supply goods or products to a customer


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. about / everything / we / give / up / to / are / .
    2. to / we / about / get / are / married / .
    3. the / open / was / she / about / to / window / .
    4. press / was / button / he / about / the / to / .
    5. business / a / about / you / are / start / to / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She is about going to work.
    2. He is about to me ask something.
    3. They are about to broke up.
    4. you about to sing this song?
    5. Are you about to start a business?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What were you about to do before the lesson? (use “be about to V-ing”)
    2. What was the girl outside about to do?  (use “be about to V-ing”)
    3. What were the puppies about to do? (use “be about to V-ing”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph (5-10 sentences).
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university?
    3. What is something you are optimistic about?


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

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