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Repeat after the tutor.
- You can’t be single.
- It can’t be my mistake.
- We can’t be related.
- This building can’t be yours.
- She can’t be your ex-girlfriend.
- San Diego can’t be dangerous.
- He can’t be Mark Zuckerburg.
- Michael Jackson can’t be dead.
- This exam can’t be difficult.
- They can’t be twins.
- I can’t be your sister.
- You can’t be my sister.
- He can’t be Brad Pitt.
- It can’t be my fault.
- This Tiffany ring can’t be yours.
Here are some grammar tips.
Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.
|anniversary||(n) a date that is remembered or celebrated because a special or notable event occurred on that date in a previous year
e.g. The exhibit will close on the 100th anniversary of the artist’s death.
|Burst into||(phrasal verb) to begin to produce or do (something) suddenly
e.g. She burst into [=broke into] laughter/tears.
|Burst out||(phrasal verb) to begin (doing something) suddenly
e.g. They both burst out [=busted out] laughing.
|Butt in||(phrasal verb) to get involved in something (such as a conversation or someone else’s activities) especially in a rude way
e.g. I realize you’re trying to help, but I wish you wouldn’t butt in. You’re only making things worse.
|Butt out||(phrasal verb) to stop being involved in something (such as a conversation or someone else’s affairs)
e.g. This has nothing to do with you! I wish you would just butt out!
|Butter up||(phrasal verb) to treat (someone) very well or kindly in order to get something
e.g. He’s busy buttering up potential clients.
|Buzz off||(phrasal verb) used as a rude or angry way to tell someone to go away
e.g. He told me to buzz off.
|Cancel out||(phrasal verb) to reduce the effect of (something) : to be equal to (something) in force or importance but have an opposite effect
e.g. The costs cancel out the benefits.
|Care of||(phrasal verb) at the address of
e.g. You can write to him care of his fan club.
|who cares?||(idiom) used to stress that something is not important.
e.g. He can’t carry a tune, but who cares? He’s having fun and that’s what matters.
Go over the following exercise with your tutors.
- Make a sentence.
- can’t / my / fault / it / be / .
- be / Justin Bieber / brother / your / can’t / .
- my / be / can’t / teacher / lazy / .
- bag / real / be / Louis Vuitton / can’t / her / .
- story / can’t / it / a / true / be / .
- Correct the following sentences.
- This Tiffany ring can’t be your.
- This movie can’t be fun.
- Today can’t be the Valentine’s Day.
- This car can’t be made of China.
- The lazy man’s room can’t be cleaned.
- Answer the following questions.
- (Homework) Write a paragraph.
- Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
- Childhood revisited: Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?
- Teachable moment: You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?