52. Just because you’re pretty doesn’t mean everyone likes you

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Just because I love myself doesn’t mean I am selfish.
  • Just because I am old doesn’t mean I am weak.
  • Just because we are friends doesn’t mean you can lie to me.
  • Just because you are my brother doesn’t mean I can hire you.
  • Just because you have money doesn’t mean you can buy happiness.
  • Just because I am a model doesn’t mean I am tall.
  • Just because he eats a lot doesn’t mean he is fat.
  • Just because I drive a BMW doesn’t mean I am rich.
  • Just because he is American doesn’t mean his English is perfect.
  • Just because you eat salad doesn’t mean you can lose weight.
  • Just because you are my brother doesn’t mean I love you.
  • Just because I am single doesn’t mean I am lonely.
  • Just because my parents are rich doesn’t mean I am rich, too.
  • Just because I like hip hop music doesn’t mean I want to be a rapper.
  • Just because you are my boss doesn’t mean you can control me.

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
take sthg back (v)return an item
e.g. I have to take our new TV back because it doesn’t work.
take sthg off (v)remove sthg (usually clothing)
e.g. Take off your socks and shoes and come in the lake
take sthg out (v)!remove from a place or thing
e.g. Can you take the garbage out to the street for me?
take sby out (v)pay for sby to go somewhere with you
e.g. My grandparents took us out for dinner and a movie.
tear sthg up (v)rip into pieces
e.g. I tore up my ex-boyfriend’s letters and gave them back to him.
think back (v)remember (often + to, sometimes + on)
e.g. When I think back on my youth, I wish I had studied harder.
think sthg over (v)consider
e.g. I’ll have to think this job offer over before I make my final decision.
throw sthg away (v)dispose of
e.g. We threw our old furniture away when we won the lottery.
turn sthg down (v)decrease the volume or strength (heat, light etc)
e.g. Please turn the TV down while the guests are here.
turn sthg down (v) refuse
e.g. I turned the job down because I don’t want to move.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. just because / I am lonely /I am single / doesn’t mean / .
    2. just because / doesn’t mean / you are my boss /  you can control me / .
    3. doesn’t mean / I am smiling /just because /  I am happy / .
    4. he lives in Tokyo / doesn’t mean / he can speak Japanese / just because / .
    5. I eat it every day / I like chicken / just because / doesn’t mean / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Just because my parents is rich doesn’t mean I am rich, too.
    2. Just because he has a mansion doesn’t mean he is a rich.
    3. Just because today is Sunday doesn’t mean I am depressing.
    4. Just because I am not crying doesn’t mean I don’t sad.
    5. Just because he is cute didn’t mean he is a nice guy.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Can children be allowed to do anything? (use “just because …doesn’t mean…”)
    2. Do pretty girls always get what they want? (use “just because …doesn’t mean…”)
    3. Can you do anything if you have money? (use “just because …doesn’t mean…”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Describe something you could never give away.
    3. What would you do if you were late for an important appointment?

Wrap-up

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

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