3-1. My name is Kevin and I’m working as an engineer

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am running and I am thirsty.
  • I am reading a novel, and my wife is cooking.
  • I am learning English, and she is learning Chinese.
  • I am tired and I want to sleep.
  • She is my student, and I am proud of her.
  • They are my students, and I love them.
  • They are exercising, and I am training them.
  • We are watching a movie, and my daughter is eating cookies.
  • The tickets were expensive, and we didn’t like the show.
  • It’s raining, and I’m listening to a sad song.
  • It’s snowing, and I want to go out.
  • I live in New York, and she lives in San Francisco.
  • I saw Clark, and he ran away.
  • She pinched me, and I screamed.
  • They hired me, and it was a good decision.

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
seasoned (adj) having a log of experience doing something
With a lot of travel experience, the seasoned writer wrote a quality article.
impossible (adj) unable to be done or to happen; not possible
The heavy rain made it impossible to see the road.
local (adj) located or living nearby
We walked to dinner at a local restaurant nearby.
flavor (v) to give or add flavor to (something)
She asked her to flavor the soup with extra spices.
entry (n) the act of entering something; the right to enter something
She was denied entry into the store.
log (n) a long, heavy section of a tree that has fallen or been cut
He set up a few logs to make a fire.
(v) to make an official record of something
She had to log her hours into the notebook.
guide (n) something that helps to direct a person’s action’s, thoughts, etc.
They used the map as a guide for where to go. (v) to direct or lead someone
The map guided them through the narrow paths.
manage (v) to have control of (something)
The students were able to manage the workload.
immediate (adj) happening or done without delay
The team’s response to the issue was immediate.
major (adj) very important
Researchers announced a major breakthrough in cancer research.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. I / lives / in New York / and / live / she / in San Francisco/ . 
    2. they / am / exercising / and / I / training / them / are /.
    3. they / a / good / hired / it / and / me / was / decision/ .
    4. show / the tickets / were / and / we / expensive / didn’t / like / the / .
    5. she / am proud of / I / is / my student / and / her / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. They are my students and I loved them.
    2. I am reading a novel and my wife cooking.
    3. It’s raining and I’m listening a sad song.
    4. It snowing and I want to go out.
    5. I am tired and I’m wanting to sleep.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What two people do you really admire?
    2. What two things are you doing right now?
    3. What are you and your tutor doing?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Impossible: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.
      What are the six impossible things you believe in? (If you can only manage one or two, that’s also okay.)
    3. Local flavor: Write a piece about a typically “local” experience from where you come from as though it’s an entry in a travel guide.

Wrap-up

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

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