0-40. How soon do you think I can master English?

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • How early do you think I wake up?
  • How regularly do you think I exercise?
  • How loudly do you think he sings?
  • How fast do you think they finish their work?
  • How sensitively do you think you reacted?
  • How late do you think she arrived?
  • How beautifully do you think she danced?
  • How easily do you think he won?
  • How calmly do you think he responded?
  • How strangely do you think they acted?
  • How high do you think I can jump?
  • How fluently do you think I can speak English?
  • How long do you think he can learn?
  • How hard do you think he can punch you?
  • How low do you think it can fly?

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
below (prep) at a lower level or layer than
e.g. How far do you think the tunnel goes below ground?
reaction (n) an action performed or a feeling experienced in response to a situation or event
e.g. How extreme do you think the reaction will be?
universe (n) all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos
e.g. How old do you think the universe is?
release (v) allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free
e.g. How soon do you think we should release the butterfly?
judge (n) a public official appointed to decide cases in a court of law
e.g. How fair do you think the judge will be in sentencing the criminal?
describe (v) give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events
e.g. How accurately do you think you can describe the events?
green (n) of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds
e.g. How green do you think our grass will grow?
lack (n) the state of being without or not having enough of something
e.g. How sorely do you think we will feel the lack of money this year?
electric (adj) of, worked by, charged with, or producing electricity.
e.g. How strong do you think my electric fan will blow air?
large (adj) of considerable or relatively great size, extent, or capacity
e.g. How large do you think whales can become?

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. do / can / you / run / think / how / athlete / far / the
    2. the / helpful / how / seminar / do / think / you / was
    3. do / think / the / is / inquisitive / girl / how / you
    4. you / the / is /teacher / caring / how / do / think
    5. think / we/ do / how / results / test / on / soon / the / you / can / get
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. How quickly do you think you can describing what happened?
    2. How bad do you think she reaction was?
    3. How clever do you think the judge have to be?
    4. How awful do you think he feel when he found out?
    5. How badly do you think I were robbed?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. How quickly do you think it takes you to read a novel?
    2. How long do you think your drive to work or school is?
    3. How long do you think it takes you to make dinner most nights?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. How often do you do chores around the house? Write a paragraph about some of the weekly chores you do.
    3. Practice: think of three ‘how…do you think…’ questions that would be perfect for small talk (casual conversation). Why are they good small talk questions? Write them down and practice.

Wrap-up

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

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