2-27. It can’t be true

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Repeat after the tutor. 

  • You can’t be hungry.
  • It can’t be my mistake.
  • We can’t be related.
  • This building can’t be yours.
  • She can’t be your friend.
  • 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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
rain (n) water falling in drops condensed from vapor in the atmosphere
e.g. It can’t be raining tomorrow, we’re going to the picnic.
burst into (phrasal verb) to begin to produce or do (something) suddenly
e.g. She burst into tears but it can’t be your fault.
revisit (v) to visit again : return to
e.g. We can’t be revisiting the museum again. 
twist (v) to unite by winding : to mingle by interlacing
e.g. Those ropes can’t be twisted
unbelievable (adj) too improbable for belief : too hard to believe
e.g. That story was unbelievable
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.
imagine (v) to form a mental image of
e.g. I can’t be imagining this. 
recognize (v) to acknowledge or take notice of in some definite way
e.g. I couldn’t recognize you without your glasses on. 
doubt (v) to call into question the truth of : to be uncertain
e.g. That can’t be true, I am doubting you. 
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. 

  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. Try to imagine somewhere you went on vacation. Describe it. 
    2. Have you ever heard a story that was unbelievable? What was it? 
    3. Have you ever buttered up to someone to try to get something? 
  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?


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

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