2-18. Can you help me move this box?

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Help me understand this poem.
  • Help your grandmother walk.
  • I helped my brother find a girlfriend.
  • My trainer helped me lose weight.
  • I didn’t help him steal the diamond.
  • I am helping my sister learn Japanese.
  • He is helping a cute girl move her box.
  • We can help you make money.
  • Can you help us find this street?
  • Did you help her buy a car?
  • I help him walk.
  • I helped her study English.
  • He helped me park my car.
  • They helped me find this store.
  • She helped us understand this question.

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
poem (n) a piece of writing that usually has figurative language and that is written in separate lines that often have a repeated rhythm and sometimes rhyme
e.g. He wrote a poem about his parents.
park (v) to leave a car, truck, motorcycle, etc., in a particular place
e.g. I couldn’t find anywhere to park.
Break away (phrasal verb) to get away from someone or something especially by using force or effort
e.g. Large pieces of the rock ledge have broken away.
Break down 1 (phrasal verb) of a machine : to stop working properly
e.g. Our car broke down on the highway.
Break down 2 (phrasal verb) to fail or stop usually in a complete and sudden way
e.g. Negotiations have broken down.
Break down 3 (phrasal verb) to become overwhelmed by strong emotions
e.g. She broke down and started to cry.
Break down 4 (phrasal verb) to lose or cause (someone) to lose strength or the ability to resist or fight
e.g. The prisoner finally broke down under intensive questioning.
Break down 5 (phrasal verb) to become separated or to separate (something) into simpler substances
e.g. The foods you eat break down in the body’s digestive system.
Break down 6 (phrasal verb) to be able to be divided or to divide (something) into parts or groups
e.g. The report breaks down into three sections.
Break down 7 (v) to use force to push (something) to the ground
e.g. break down a barrier

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. English / helped / I / study / her / .
    2. understand / she / question / us / this / helped / .
    3. cook / is / me / helping / she / .
    4.  you / exercise / help / can / I / .
    5. move / me / help / microwave / this / can / you / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I helped he walk.
    2. They helped me found this store.
    3. I am helping him learning French.
    4. He helping me find my son.
    5. Can you help me lost my weight?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. question1
    2. question2
    3. question3
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Breaking the law: Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best?
    3. Sweet sixteen: When you were 16, what did you think your life would look like? Does it look like that? Is that a good thing?

Wrap-up

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

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