3-29. I don’t care whether he comes or not

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Our service is free whether you buy this car or not.
  • I am going to do this whether he supports me or not.
  • I am going to leave now whether they come or not.
  • I want to be a singer whether my father approves it or not.
  • I don’t care whether they like my song or not.
  • I don’t mind whether you sit here or not.
  • I can pass this test whether I study or not.
  • We can start this business whether we have money or not.
  • He can’t join us whether he has a good idea or not.
  • I have to drive whether I am tired or not.
  • I have to work whether today is Saturday or not.
  • We have to go to work whether it snows or not.
  • You will be late whether you run or not.
  • I will not give up whether this is difficult or not.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
dull (adj) not exciting or interesting: having an edge or point that is not sharp
The students found the teacher’s voice to be dull and uninteresting.
encounter (v) to have or experience: to meet someone without expecting or intending to
I hope we don’t encounter any problems on our drive.
magic potion (n) something that has the power to make impossible things happen
The child dreamt of a magic potion that could make her fly.
sip (v) to drink a liquid slowly by taking only small amounts into your mouth
Sip your milkshake so you don’t get a headache.
fame (n) the condition of being known or recognized by many people
The new artist celebrated his fame and popularity.
fortune (n) a very large amount of money
He earned a fortune by creating his new product.
on a roll (n) experiencing a series of successes
He was on a roll when his shots went in one after another.
hit it big (phrasal verb) to become very successful
When she moved to New York, she wanted to hit it big on Broadway.
prefer (v) to like someone or something better than someone or something else
I prefer chocolate over vanilla ice cream.
opt for (phrasal verb) to make a choice, to choose
I would opt for pants over shorts.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. going / not / or / it’s / He’s / whether / snowing / .
    2. want / time / or / I / to / eat / it’s / whether / not / .
    3. whether / He’s / not / or / lunchtime / hungry / it’s / . 
    4. not / He’s / whether / he’s / happy / home / or / .
    5. excited / fun / it’s / They’re / whether / or / not / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. He wants to go to the movie whether it was good or not.
    2. Let’s eat whether they’re here.
    3. I’m going it’s time or not. 
    4. You’ll do well, whether, you study or not.
    5. Sit down whether you’ll like it or not.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is something you’ll eat whether it’s fresh or not?
    2. What’s a location you’ll go to whether or not it’s nice weather? 
    3. What’s an activity you love whether you have the money or not?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Dulled: You encounter a mysterious man offering you a magic potion that, once sipped, will make one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) super sharp — but dull the others. Will you sip it, and if so, what sense do you choose?
    2. Success: Tell us about a time where everything you’d hoped would happen actually did.

Wrap-up

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

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