2-38. Was I supposed to wake the CEO up?


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Are you supposed to write an essay?
  • Am I supposed to see the president?
  • Is she supposed to show her ID?
  • Are we supposed to sit here?
  • Was I supposed to use this password?
  • Were you supposed to change the font?
  • Were we supposed to send this package?
  • Aren’t you supposed to wait for your boss?
  • Aren’t you supposed to go to work now?
  • Isn’t she supposed to teach this chapter?
  • Am I supposed to work tomorrow?
  • Am I supposed to call her now?
  • Am I supposed to help Brian?
  • Am I supposed to pick up John?
  • Am I supposed to send this package?


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
font (n) a set of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks that are all one size and style
e.g. a boldface font
Chew over (phrasal verb) to think about (something)
e.g. He chewed the problem over in his mind.
Chew up (phrasal verb) to destroy (something) by chewing it
e.g. My new puppy chewed up my shoes.
Chicken out (phrasal verb) to decide not to do something because you are afraid
e.g. He was going to ask her on a date, but he chickened out at the last minute.
Chime in (phrasal verb) to add your comment or opinion to a conversation or discussion that you have been listening to
e.g. He kept chiming in with his opinions.
Chip in (phrasal verb) to give something (such as money) to help a person, group, or cause
e.g. We each chipped in 10 dollars.
Choke back (phrasal verb) If you are choking back tears, rage, anger, etc., you are finding it very hard not to cry or express emotion.
e.g. He was choking back tears as he talked about his late wife.
Choke down (phrasal verb) to eat (something) with difficulty or without enjoyment
e.g. The meal was overcooked, but I managed to choke down a few bites.
Choke off (phrasal verb) to make (something) smaller, weaker, or less powerful : to cause (something) to slow down or stop
e.g. Rising interest rates may choke off consumer spending.
Choke out (phrasal verb) to say (something) with difficulty because of strong emotion
e.g. She tearfully choked out an apology.


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. to / them / supposed / is / visit / she / today / ?
    2. follow / supposed / are / him / we / to / ?
    3. there / I / to / go / supposed / was / ?
    4. go / aren’t /  to /  you / to / school / supposed ?
    5. work / isn’t / go / to / supposed / to / she / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Am I supposed to work yesterday?
    2. Am I supposed to helping Brian?
    3. Are they supposed to come in this meeting?
    4. Were we supposed to stayed here?
    5. Isn’t she supposed to go to work?
  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. Perspective: Write about the last disagreement you had with a friend or family member — from their perspective.
    3. All grown up: When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?


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

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