2-11. It’s too cold to wear a t-shirt!

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am too excited to go to bed.
  • I am too smart to take this class.
  • He is too short to be a model.
  • This sports car is too expensive to buy.
  • I was too nervous to smile.
  • They were too thirsty to sing.
  • I am not too old to learn new things.
  • It is not too late to learn English.
  • Are you too busy to help us?
  • Is the test too difficult to pass?
  • I am too happy to cry.
  • She is too shy to talk to me.
  • We are too busy to help him.
  • He is too tired to study.
  • They are too stupid to understand this.

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
reject (v) to refuse to believe, accept, or consider (something)
e.g. Her excuse for being late was too believable to reject
notice (v) information that tells you or warns you about something that is going to happen
e.g. That sign was too big not to notice while we were driving. 
bear fruit (phrasal verb) to produce a desired result or reward
e.g. He worked too hard on that project for it not to bear fruit.
healthy (adj) having good health : not sick or injured
e.g. I am too healthy to eat that piece of cake. 
respect (n) a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.
e.g. I have too much respect for you. 
outstanding (adj) extremely good or excellent
e.g. This painting is too outstanding, it should be in a museum. 
bear with (phrasal verb) to be patient with (someone)
e.g. You are being too rude, you need to bear with me. 
unbearable (adj) too bad, harsh, or extreme to be accepted or endured : not bearable

 e.g. This hot weather is too unbearable, I don’t want to go outside. 
shiny (adj) having a smooth, shining, bright appearance
e.g. This jewelry is too shiny to wear. 
ordinary (adj) normal or usual : not unusual, different, or special
e.g. Is this design too ordinary to use? 

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. too / cry / am / happy / to / I / .
    2. study / is / tired / too / to / he / .
    3. dessert / was / full / I / eat / to / this / too / .
    4. we / to / everything / too / were / understand / to / young / .
    5. it / too / are / try / nervous / to / you / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She is too shy to talk me.
    2. They are too stupid understanding this.
    3. I don’t too busy to hang out tonight.
    4. They were too slowly to run.
    5. Am I too shorter to be a model?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Was there a time that you were too full to eat? 
    2. Describe a time that something was too hard to do. 
    3. Have you ever been too old to do an activity? 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
    3. 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?

Wrap-up

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

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