2-17. Make sure you wake me up at 7


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Make sure you sleep early.
  • Make sure you arrive on time.
  • Make sure he follows you.
  • I made sure your daughter was safe.
  • I made sure he understood your message.
  • He made sure his client was happy.
  • Did you make sure he went to school?
  • Did you make sure it was the right address?
  • Did you make sure he was okay?
  • I want to make sure you understood this rule.
  • Make sure you wake up early.
  • Make sure you send this application.
  • Make sure you visit your mother.
  • Make sure you check your schedule.
  • Make sure you exercise every day.


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
client (n) a person who pays a professional person or organization for services
e.g. Make sure to speak to your client after the appointment. 
application (n) a formal and usually written request for something (such as a job, admission to a school, a loan, etc.)
e.g. Please make sure to fill out your application before tomorrow. 
schedule (n) a plan of things that will be done and the times when they will be done
e.g. Please make sure to give me your schedule
address (n) the words and numbers that are used to describe the location of a building
e.g. Did you make sure to get his address
association (n) an organized group of people who have the same interest, job, etc.
e.g. Make sure to ask them if they want to join the association
come easily to (phrasal verb) to be easy for somebody to do
e.g. I want to make sure this math question comes easily to you. 
bounce back (phrasal verb) to return quickly to a normal condition after a difficult situation or event
e.g. I want to make sure she bounces back from the surgery. 
carry (v) to move (something) while holding and supporting it
e.g. Please make sure you’re being careful when you carry those boxes.
carry away (v) to have a high or often excessive degree of enthusiasm and emotion
e.g. I need to make sure he doesn’t get too carried away
deaf (adj) to not be able to hear
e.g. Did you make sure to find out if he was deaf first? 


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. you / sure / check / your / make / schedule / .
    2. make / chapter / she / sure / his / studies / .
    3. make / to / school / Ryan / goes / sure / .
    4. I / was / happy / sure / my / client / made / .
    5. résumé / did / you / perfect / sure / your / was / make / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Make sure you would visit your mother.
    2. Make sure he come here.
    3. I made sure your car fixed.
    4. I made sure they were safely.
    5. Did you make sue he is not angry?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Is it important to make sure you do your homework? 
    2. Should you make sure you arrive on time to events? 
    3. What are some things you should make sure you do? (use “make sure”) 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Free association: Write down the first words that comes to mind when we
      say . . . home. . . soil. . . rain. Use those words in the title of your post.
    3. Apply yourself: Describe your last attempt to learn something that did not
      come easily to you.


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

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