2-13. Leave me alone

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Leave your sister alone.
  • Leave the front door unlocked.
  • Leave this box untouched.
  • I left my car dirty.
  • She left her phone wet.
  • We left the lights on.
  • Don’t leave your hair wet.
  • Don’t leave your car unattended.
  • Did you leave the air conditioner on?
  • Did they leave the computer off?
  • Leave her alone.
  • Leave this window open.
  • Leave this window closed.
  • Leave this computer on.
  • Leave it on.

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
unattended (ad) not cared for or watched
e.g. Do not leave your child unattended.
trash can (n) a container that holds materials that have been thrown away
bend (v) to use force to cause (something, such as a wire or pipe) to become curved
e.g. bend a wire into a circle
Bend a rule (phrasal verb) to not be strict or exact about following a rule
e.g. She’s not really quite old enough to be admitted as a member, but she’s very close, so I think we can bend the rule(s) a little in her case and let her in now
Bend someone’s ear (phrasal verb) to talk to someone for a long time
e.g. He didn’t really care about me, he just wanted to bend my ear about his own problems.
Bend (the) facts (phrasal verb) to change facts in a dishonest way in order to deceive people
e.g. a journalist who has been accused of bending the facts in order to gain support for his political agenda
Bend the truth (phrasal verb) to say something that is not true or that misleads people but that is usually not regarded as a serious or harmful lie
e.g. When he tells people he’s from Manhattan he’s bending the truth a little since he really grew up in Brooklyn.
Black out (phrasal verb) to suddenly become unconscious
e.g. What’s the last thing you remember before you blacked out
Blank out (phrasal verb) to completely hide or cover (something)
e.g. They blanked out [=blacked out] parts of the document before making it public.
go blank (phrasal verb) to suddenly stop showing letters, images, etc.
e.g. The screen on my computer went blank.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. alone / leave / her / . 
    2. on / left / the / she / machine / .
    3. her / waiting / you / leave / did / ?
    4. your / alone / child / leave / don’t / .
    5. can / full / don’t / this / trash / leave / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Leave this window closing.
    2. Leave it be on.
    3. I left the classroom darker.
    4. Don’t leave me cry.
    5. Don’t leave your skin dried.
  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. 32 flavors: Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely?
    3. This is your life: If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover.

Wrap-up

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

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