Repeat after the tutor.
- line I am too excited to go to bed.
- line I am too smart to take this class.
- line He is too short to be a model.
- line This Porsche is too expensive to buy.
- line I was too nervous to smile.
- line They were too thirsty to sing.
- line I am not too old to learn new things.
- line It is not too late to learn English.
- line Are you too busy to help us?
- line Is it too difficult to pass?
- line I am too happy to cry.
- line She is too shy to talk to me.
- line We are too busy to help him.
- line He is too tired to study.
- line They are too stupid to understand this.
Here are some grammar tips.
Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.
|Bear down||(phrasal verb) to use all of your strength and effort to do something : to try very hard to do something
e.g. The pitcher bore down and struck out the last batter.
|Bear down on||(phrasal verb) to push or lean down on (something)
e.g. The old man bore down heavily on his cane.
|Bear fruit||(phrasal verb) to produce a desired result or reward
e.g. All his plans have finally borne fruit.
|Bear on||(phrasal verb) to have an effect on (something)
e.g. Personal feelings did not bear on our decision.
|Bear out||(phrasal verb) to show the correctness of (something or someone)
e.g. Research has fully borne him out.
|Bear up||(phrasal verb) to not be overwhelmed during a time of trouble, pain, etc.
e.g. She’s been going through a tough time, but she’s bearing up pretty well.
|Bear with||(phrasal verb) to be patient with (someone)
e.g. I’ll have that information for you soon. Just bear with me for another minute or two.
|Bear yourself||(phrasal verb) to move, stand, or behave in a specified way
e.g. He always bore himself [=behaved] like a gentleman.
|Beat down||(phrasal verb) to shine down with great heat and strength
e.g. The blazing sun was beating down on us mercilessly/relentlessly.
|Beat out||(phrasal verb) to put out (a fire) by beating
e.g. The fire was raging but we managed to beat it out.
Go over the following exercise with your tutors.
- Make a sentence.
- too / cry / am / happy / to / I / .
- study / is / tired / too / to / he / .
- dessert / was / full / I / eat / to / this / too / .
- we / to / everything / too / were / understand / to / young / .
- it / too / are / try / nervous / to / you / ?
- Correct the following sentences.
- She is too shy to talk me.
- They are too stupid understanding this.
- I don’t too busy to drink tonight.
- They were too slowly to run.
- Am I too shorter to be a model?
- Answer the following questions.
- (Homework) Write a paragraph.
- Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
- Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
- Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it?