3-12. Teach me so that I can speak English

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Study hard so that you can pass the test.
  • Practice this pattern so that you can master English.
  • Move your car so that I can pass.
  • Open the door so that my puppy can come in.
  • Wake up early so that you don’t waste your time.
  • Write this down so that you remember it later.
  • I am saving money so that I can go to Europe.
  • We are packing so that we can leave early.
  • I helped him so that he could walk.
  • I went to the library so that I could study.
  • She turned off the alarm so that she could sleep.
  • They hired me so that I could make money.
  • You have to exercise so that you can become healthy again.
  • I have to finish this now so that I don’t have to work tomorrow.
  • Did you run so that you could catch the plane?

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
charitable (adj) done or designed to help people who are poor, sick, etc.: showing kindness in talking about or judging others
He volunteers in charitable work to help others.
inherit (v) to receive from someone when that person dies or from someone who had it previously
She inherited her grandmother’s wedding ring.
instruction (n) a statement that describes how to do something
Read the instruction carefully so that you know what to do.
give away (phrasal verb) make a present of something, allow something to be known
Don’t give away the answer to the other team.
beneficiary (n) a person, organization, etc. that is helped by something: that receives money or property when someone dies
The student was a beneficiary of his grandfather’s will.
pause (n) a temporary stop
There was a long pause in the conversation.

(v) to stop doing something for a short time before doing it again
He wanted to pause the movie so that he could get a snack.

recess (n) a brief period of time during which regular activity stops
Did the group want to take a recess before continuing?
at the moment (n) the present time
We aren’t ready at the moment to take the deal. 
generous (adj) freely giving or sharing money and other valuable things
The employee was generous with her charitable gifts.
altruism (n) feelings and behavior that shows a desire to help others and a lack of selfishness
She donated all her money to the organization as an act of altruism.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. wanted / so / share / could / they / She / to / go / that / .
    2. helped / fast / done / I  / so / we / that / could / be / .
    3. go / in / Get / can / car / that / so / the / we / .
    4. better / Practice / that / get / so / you / can / .
    5. I / improve / can / so / that / hired / her / we / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Go to bed so that you won’t to be tired.
    2. Learn so that you can better.
    3. Tell me so that me can go soon.
    4. He went to the store that he could get bread.
    5. Finish eating so we start playing.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is a reason why you should read a book?
    2. What should you do so that you can learn English?
    3. Why should you be kind to others? 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Charitable: You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?
    3. S/he said: Pause whatever you’re doing, and ask the person nearest you what they’re thinking about (call someone if you have to). 

Wrap-up

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

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