48. Now that you’re my boyfriend, call me every day

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Now that I am full, I want to eat dessert.
  • Now that we are married, you can’t leave me.
  • Now that she is free, she can ago anywhere.
  • Now that we are friends, let’s hang out.
  • Now that I am rich, I am going to buy a mansion.
  • Now that Chris is not here, let’s talk about him.
  • Now that I am in France, I want to visit Paris.
  • Now that you have a baby, you shouldn’t smoke.
  • Now that you live in America, you should learn English.
  • Now that this class is over, go home.
  • Now that I am 21, I can drink beer.
  • Now that I am skinny, I can wear this dress.
  • Now that I have a job, I can buy a new phone.
  • Now that I have a driver’s license, I can drive.
  • Now that I have this book, I can study English.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

Vocabulary

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

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
pass away (idiom) die
e.g. His uncle passed away last night after a long illness.         
pass out (idiom) faint
e.g. It was so hot in the church that an elderly lady passed out.
pass sthg out (idiom) give the same thing to many people
e.g. The professor passed the textbooks out before class.
pass sthg up (idiom) decline (usually sthg good)
e.g. I passed up the job because I am afraid of change.
pay sby back (idiom) return owed money
e.g. Thanks for buying my ticket. I’ll pay you back on Friday.
pay for sthg (idiom) be punished for doing sthg bad
e.g. That bully will pay for being mean to my little brother.
pick sthg out (idiom) choose
e.g. I picked out three sweaters for you to try on.
point sby/ sthg out (idiom) indicate with your finger
e.g. I’ll point my boyfriend out when he runs by.
put sthg down (idiom) put what you are holding on a surface or floor
e.g. You can put the groceries down on the kitchen counter.
put sby down (idiom) insult, make sby feel stupid
e.g. The students put the substitute teacher down because his pants were too short.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. I / now / skinny / am / that / , / can / I / this / wear / dress / .
    2. license / that / I / now / a / driver’s / have / , drive / I / can / .
    3. now / not / he / that / is / here / , tell / you / me / can / .
    4. have / now / baby / we / that / a / , / let’s / hard / work / .
    5. adults / that / are / now / we / , / let’s / drink / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Now that I had this book, I can study English.
    2. Now that she work here, she can use this card.
    3. Now that I am free, I want to visit to Europe.
    4. Now that it’s summer, I want to swimming.
    5. Now that it’s at 9, let’s go home.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Let’s say you are married. What do you want to do? (use “now that”)
    2. Let’s say you are king of the world. What do you want to do?  (use “now that”)
    3. Let’s say you got your dream job. What do you want to do? (use “now that”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. What would you do to entertain your family without spending any money?
    3. When someone picks on someone else, how do you feel? What do you do?

Wrap-up

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

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