2-11. It’s too cold to wear a skirt


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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
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. 

  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 drink tonight.
    4. They were too slowly to run.
    5. Am I too shorter to be a model?
  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. 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?


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

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