3-27. You get free lunch as long as you work here


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am going to live here as long as I can pay the rent.
  • I am going to work here as long as he is the CEO.
  • I am going to support you as long as you are my husband.
  • We are going to help them as long as they pay us.
  • I am not going to give up as long as I breathe.
  • I am not going to leave America as long as I have a job here.
  • I will pay you as long as I use this logo.
  • I will do my best as long as I work here.
  • It will be easy as long as you study hard.
  • You won’t get an F as long as you show up.
  • We can do it as long as we help each other.
  • You can use our service as long as you pay for it.
  • You can’t master English as long as you are shy.
  • You can’t lose weight as long as you eat chicken.
  • You have to pay taxes as long as you live in America.


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
landscape (n) a picture that shows a natural scene of land or the countryside
The painter did a landscape scene of the field.
gaze (v) to look at someone or something in a steady way and usually for a long time
(n) a long and steady look
(v) She asked her students to gaze at the exhibit.
(n) The parent held the child’s gaze until she looked away.
figurative (adj) used with a meaning that is different from the basic meaning that expresses an idea in an interesting way by using language that usually describes something else
The writer used figurative language to make her essay better.
morph (v) to gradually change into a different image
In the game, the puppy morphed into a wolf.
evolve (v) to change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex or more advanced state
Some believe that dinosaurs had to evolve into other animals.
literally (adv) in a literal way, that uses the ordinary and the usual meaning of a word or stresses a statement is true even if it’s surprising, etc.
Sometimes you don’t need to take all instructions literally.
over time (adj) used to describe something that happens gradually and over a long period of time
You’ll adjust to the new school over time.
shift (v) to move or to cause someone or something to move to a different place, position, etc.
I wished the wind direction would shift to the north.
give something a push (phrasal verb) to push someone or something: to fire someone
To make him do better, the boss had to give something a push.
common (adj) belonging to or shared by two or more people or groups
You and your friend have so many qualities in common.


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. will / still / coming / as / long / She / as / you’re / wait / .
    2. can / common / something / in / as / we / We / long / as / have / .
    3. long / as / prepare / You / will / well / do / as / you / . 
    4. sleep / can / loud / too / as / not / long / as / He / we’re / .
    5. won’t / She / try / as / win / long / as / doesn’t / she / . 
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I am going to live here long as I can.
    2. She wants to go as long the weather is nice.
    3. We’ll get along long we have things in common.
    4. I’ll talk as long she shifts her perspective.
    5. You can win as long as try hard.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is something you do that has a time restriction?
    2. How long will you be studying language?
    3. What is something you do as long as you can?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Landscape: When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?
    3. Morphing: Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.” Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us.


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

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