2-27. It can’t be true

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Warm-up

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.

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
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.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. can’t / my / fault / it / be / .
    2. be / Justin Bieber / brother / your / can’t / .
    3. my / be / can’t / teacher / lazy / .
    4. bag / real / be / Louis Vuitton / can’t / her / .
    5. story / can’t / it / a / true / be / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. This Tiffany ring can’t be your.
    2. This movie can’t be fun.
    3. Today can’t be the Valentine’s Day.
    4. This car can’t be made of China.
    5. The lazy man’s room can’t be cleaned.
  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. 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?
    3. 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?

Wrap-up

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

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