1-49. It’s not that I hate you

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • It’s not that I like Lisa.
  • It’s not that we have a lot of money.
  • It’s not that she wants to leave you.
  • It’s not that Mike is poor.
  • It’s not that everyone liked you.
  • It’s not that I wanted to leave you.
  • It’s not that I am not interested in you.
  • It’s not that she doesn’t like dogs.
  • It’s not that he is not busy.
  • It’s not that we can’t do it.
  • It’s not that I am cute.
  • It’s not that I am your friend.
  • It’s not that I miss him.
  • It’s not that I enjoy working.
  • It’s not that I always lie to you.

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
put off (idiom) postpone, arrange a later date
e.g. It’s not that we want to put off our holiday any later.   
put out (idiom) extinguish
e.g. It’s not that we want to put out the fire yet. 
fortune telling (n) the practice of predicting information about a person’s life
e.g. I don’t believe in fortune telling.
pillow (n) a bag filled with soft material that is used as a cushion
e.g. It’s not that I meant to forget my pillow
put on (idiom) put clothing/ accessories on your body
e.g. It’s not that I wanted to put on new earrings for the party.
run into (idiom) accidentally hit something
e.g. It’s not that I meant to run into the table. 
run over (idiom) drive a vehicle over a person or thing
e.g. It’s not that I ran over the dog with my car on purpose.
run over/ through (idiom) rehearse, review
e.g. It’s not that I don’t want to run over/through these lines one more time before the show.
 rehearse (v) to prepare for a public performance of a play, a piece of music, etc., by practicing the performance
e.g. It’s not that I think we should rehearse again for the play.
catch a cold (idiom) getting sick with a common cold that usually causes coughing, sneezing, etc.
e.g. He got/caught a cold.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. that / your / not / I / am / it’s / friend / .
    2. always / not / busy / it’s / you / that / are / .
    3. score / it’s / is / not / that / your / low / .
    4. we / that / not / are / it’s / poor / .
    5. it’s / eat / that / I / not / tofu / don’t / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I’s not that I always lie you.
    2. It’s not you are rich.
    3. It’s not that lazy he is.
    4. It’s not that is this yours.
    5. It’s not that she doesn’t likes you.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. You don’t want to become a model. What do you say? (use “it’s not that…”)
    2. You don’t think your friend is mean, but you don’t like him/her. What do you say? (use “it’s not that…”)
    3. Do you want to become a president? (use “it’s not that…”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. What is your opinion about fortune telling?
    3. Tell how to find something on the Internet.

Wrap-up

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

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