3-16. I called you as soon as I heard the news

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Drink water as soon as wake up.
  • Scream as soon as you see the terrorist.
  • Wash your hair as soon as you come home.
  • Let’s watch this movie as soon as he comes back.
  • I want to go to Disneyland as soon as I arrive in California.
  • I passed out as soon as I saw the ghost.
  • I stopped as soon as I saw the bear.
  • She went to work as soon as she finished exercising.
  • He found a job as soon as he came back from America.
  • They read the book as soon as they bought it.
  • It rained as soon as I washed my car.
  • My dog barked as soon as I opened the door.
  • Did you watch this movie as soon as it came out?
  • Did she throw up as soon as she smelled it?
  • Did she cry as soon as she saw it?

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
stuck in your head (adj) difficult or impossible to move from a position
I hope that song isn’t stuck in your head.
permanent (adj) lasting or continuing for a very long time or forever: not temporary or changing
She couldn’t clean the permanent stain on the carpet.
rotation (n) the act or process of moving or turning around a central point
The earth makes its rotation around the sun.
encounter (v) to have or experience: to meet someone without expecting or intending to
She will encounter a problem if she doesn’t get that fixed.
fleeting (adj) not lasting: lasting only for a short time
I cherish these fleeting moments with my grandchildren.
creep on (phrasal verb) to slowly and quietly move closer to someone without being noticed
His old age creeps up on him.
eavesdrop (v) to listen secretly to what other people are saying
The children wanted to eavesdrop on the parents’ important conversation.
lash out (phrasal verb) to make a sudden and angry attack against someone
He tended to lash out at his employees.
lay out (phrasal verb) to place something on a surface in a carefully arranged way
Will you lay out the decorations, please? 
level with (phrasal verb) to speak honestly to someone
She wanted a conversation to level with me about what was going on.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. call / you / you / get / it / as / soon / Will / as / ?
    2. went / could / he / as / soon / He / as / .
    3. me / score / your / Tell / as / you / soon / as/ can / .
    4. stopped / to / as / soon / I / as / they / said / . 
    5. Run / you / to / as / soon / faster / as / tells / he / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Please leave as soon they come.
    2. He wanted to go to the store soon as he had money.
    3. Are you going as soon as can? 
    4. Please brew coffee as you get up.
    5. Eat an apple, as soon as, you get home.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What do you do as soon as you get home for the day?
    2. What do you do as soon as you get to the grocery store?
    3. What things do you open as soon as you get? 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Earworm: What song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD or MP3 player) these days? Why does it speak to you?
    3. Stranger: Have you ever had a random encounter or fleeting moment with a stranger that stuck with you?

Wrap-up

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

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