3-4. I am tired so don’t call me

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am cool so I have many friends.
  • I am studying so I will call you later.
  • I am still a student so I am studying hard.
  • I am your friend so don’t shoot me.
  • I’m going to sleep now, so don’t wake me up.
  • I am not wearing my glasses so I can’t see anything.
  • She is my mother, so I love her.
  • She was sick so she saw a doctor.
  • We are brothers so let’s not fight.
  • We are running so we are thirsty.
  • It’s raining, so let’s wait.
  • I know everything, so don’t lie.
  • He lied to us, so we fired him.
  • They fired me, so I sued them.
  • He looked smart, so they hired him.

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
consequence (n) something that happens a result of a particular action or set of conditions
If you misbehave in the store, there will be consequences.
joy (n) a feeling of great happiness
They were filled with joy when he came home.
tear of joy (n) to cry with positive emotion
She cried tears of joy when she got the job.
trade (n) the activity or process of buying, selling or exchanging goods or services
Selling cars was his trade.

(v) to give something to someone and receive something in return
During the holiday season, many people trade gifts.

effect (n) a change that results when something is done or happens
Increased profits was a positive effect of the staff changes.

(v) to make something happen
They were trying to effect an agreement between the two parties.

react (v) to behave or change in a particular way
She didn’t expect him to react that way.
explain (v) to make something clear or easy to understand
The student asked the teacher to explain the rules again.
aim (v)) to point at a target
He told me to aim the bow at the target.

(n)a goal or purpose
The aim of the project was to build profits.

get things rolling (phrasal verb) to set something in motion: to begin
The boss wanted to get things rolling with a brainstorm session.
motivate (v) to give (someone) a reason for doing something
Our coach wanted to motivate our team before the game.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. my / her / she / is / so / I / love / mother / .
    2. we / are / not / so / let’s / fight / brothers / .
    3. him / lied / us / he / we / so / to / fired / .
    4. wait / raining / it’s / so / let’s / .
    5. I / don’t / to / am / sleep / now / me / so / wake / going / up / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She was sick so she saw a doctor.
    2. I am not wearing my glasses so I can’t see anything.
    3. I am studying so I will call you later.
    4. I know everything so don’t lie.
    5. We are running so we are thirsty.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Explain what would happen if you didn’t go to work.
    2. What is a result of going to the doctor?
    3. How could you describe why you would go to the kitchen?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Happy happy joy joy: We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?
    3. Trading spaces: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?

Wrap-up

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

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