3-7. He’s bored because of you.

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am late because of my homework.
  • I am studying math because of my father.
  • I am living in Australia because of my business.
  • He is working every day because of his debts.
  • We are excited because of the musical.
  • Jake fell because of my mistake.
  • We got fired because of your mistake.
  • I failed the test because of my friend.
  • We arrived late because of the car accident.
  • Is it because of me?
  • Is she happy because of her success?
  • Are you sad because of your score?
  • Are they running because of the rain?
  • Are they laughing because of your joke?
  • Did they sue you because of their loss?

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
escape (v) to get away from a place where you are being held or kept
When the boat started to sink, the crew needed to escape.
ultimate (adj) happening or coming at the end of a process: greatest or most extreme
Their ultimate travel location on their trip was France.
transport (v) to carry (someone or something) from one place to another
The buses from the hotel transport people to the airport for their flight.
sensation (n) a particular feeling or effect that your body experiences
When the bee stung her, she had a prickling sensation in her arm.
recall (v) to remember something from the past: to ask or order something be returned
I don’t recall what time the teacher was arriving to class.
aware (adj) knowing that something (such as a situation, condition or problem) exists
I was aware that we didn’t meet our sales goal.
thrill (n) a feeling of great excitement or happiness
The thrill of the roller coaster ride kept me awake.
nostalgia (n) pleasure or sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again
I felt a sense of nostalgia when I walked into my childhood room.
perceive (v) to notice or become aware of something
I perceived that she had been upset due to her red eyes.
scheme (n) a clever and often dishonest plan to do or get something
They planned a scheme to cheat people out of their paychecks.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. teacher / The / student / of / the / because / smiled / .
    2. sick / He / got / cold / of / because / the / . 
    3. dinner / She / plans / his / of / because / made / . 
    4. missed / I / bus / because / the / him / of / .
    5. earned / because / more / I / comments / of / her / . 
  2. Correct the following sentences.
    1. The girl went shopping because the sale.
    2. He sent it back, because of the price.
    3. She failed the quiz because of she didn’t study.
    4. The teacher decided to read, of her extra time.
    5. The computer shut down, because of the cold weather.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is a reason why the grass is green? 
    2. What is a reason why someone would arrive late to a meeting? 
    3. Why would someone need boots? 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Escape! Describe your ultimate escape plan (and tell us what you’re escaping from).
    3. The transporter :Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood.

Wrap-up

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

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