0-11. Why do you say that?


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Why are you here?
  • Why are you happy?
  • Why are you coughing?
  • Why are you eating salad?
  • Why are you dancing here?
  • Why are you bleeding?
  • Why are they running away?
  • Why is he laughing?
  • Why was he depressed?
  • Why were you sad?
  • Why do you study English?
  • Why do you always lie?
  • Why did you wake up early?
  • Why did she leave early?
  • Why did they push you?


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
east (n) the general direction of sunrise
e.g. Why are we heading East? The map says we should be travelling West.
egg (n) a rounded body surrounded by a shell by which some animals (as birds, fish, insects, and reptiles) reproduce
e.g. Why don’t we have eggs for breakfast? They are very healthy
fish (n) a animal with gills and fins and living wholly in water.
e.g. Why is the fish not moving? Has it been out of the water for too long?
luck (v) success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions
e.g. Why do you think four leaf clovers are considered lucky?
north (n) the direction in which a compass needle normally points
e.g. Why does the compass always point North?
play (v) engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose
e.g. Why don’t you want to play cards with me?
south (n) the direction that is to your right when you are facing the rising sun
e.g. Why do birds fly South for the winter?
tree (n) a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk
e.g. Why do trees grow so tall in the rain forest?
west (n) the general direction of sunset
e.g. Why does the sun set in the West?
white (adj) of the color of milk or fresh snow
e.g. Why do animals living in the arctic have white-colored fur?


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. that / buy / expires / today / milk / why / you / did  ?
    2. to / mall / the / why / shopping / they / did / go  ?
    3. mean / why / someone / would / so / be  ?
    4. today / work / are / at / you / why  ?
    5. blue / is / why / sky / the  ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Why did you helped him?
    2. Why did you tell them wear we are?
    3. Why was the Baseball team so bad?
    4. Why are their penguins in Antarctica?
    5. Why is the air colder at the north pole?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Why do you think your home country is a good or bad place to live? Why?
    2. Why do you want to learn English?
    3. Why do you think so many people use to Internet?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Why do you think the Internet is a good (or bad!) place to learn a new language? Write a paragraph about your experiences so far.
    3. CSI Drama! Imagine that you are an investigator on the popular show CSI. What kind of ‘why’ questions would you want to ask a potential criminal in order the find out what really happened? Write out 5 questions you would ask.


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

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