3-34. I didn’t like you first.


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I arrived first.
  • I said it first.
  • He hit me first
  • I finished this sentence first.
  • I am driving for the first time.
  • I am nervous for the first time in my life.
  • She is using a smart phone for the first time in her life.
  • It was easy at first.
  • I was shy at first.
  • We were happy at first
  • I wasn’t nervous at first.
  • I didn’t invest my money in the first place.
  • Are you studying English for the first time?
  • Were you here first?
  • We shouldn’t have bought this house in the first place.


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
association (v) def1
e.g. example
attached (v) def2
e.g. example
rename (v) def3
e.g. example
fight or flight (v) def4
e.g. example
confrontation (v) def5
e.g. example
head for the hills (v) def6
e.g. example
walk straight in (v) def7
e.g. example
originally (v) def8
e.g. example
intially (v) def9
e.g. example
first and formost (v) def10
e.g. example


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. question1
    2. question2
    3. question3
    4. question4
    5. question5
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. question1
    2. question2
    3. question3
    4. question4
    5. question5
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. question1
    2. question2
    3. question3
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Say your name: Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?
    3. Fight or flight: When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?


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

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