1-52. 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 will 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 back (v) return an item
e.g. Just because you broke it doesn’t mean you can take it back
take something off (v) remove something (usually clothing)
e.g. Just because you are hot it doesn’t mean you should take off your shirt.
take out (v) remove from a place or thing
e.g. Just because you’re tired doesn’t mean you don’t have to take the garbage out to the street for me?
take sby out (v) pay for somebody to go somewhere with you
e.g. Just because you took me out to dinner it doesn’t mean I owe you money. 
tear up (v) rip into pieces
e.g. Just because you tear up your homework doesn’t mean you will pass your class. 
tear off (v) rip off a piece of something
e.g. Just because you tear off all the paper doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean it up. 
think over (v) consider
e.g. Just because you have to think over your decision for a long time doesn’t mean you will be right. 
throw away (v) dispose of
e.g. Just because we threw away our clothes doesn’t mean we get to buy new ones. 
turn into (v) become something/someone else
e.g. Just because you turn into a mean person when you’re hungry doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt my feelings. 
turn down (v) refuse
e.g. Just because you turned down the job doesn’t mean they won’t give it to someone else. 

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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