3-9. I quit my job to come to New York


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Let’s visit her to surprise her.
  • Let’s pray to support Jane.
  • She is exercising to lose weight.
  • He is trying to open this window.
  • He is working to support his parents.
  • She is running to catch the bus.
  • I live to eat.
  • She needs my help to finish her homework.
  • I woke up early to go to school.
  • He took a taxi to go to work.
  • I have to study English to succeed in my life.
  • We have to leave now to avoid the traffic jam.
  • You have to study hard to be a doctor.
  • Is he learning English to live in America?
  • Did you wake up to have breakfast?


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
alma mater (n) the school, college or university that someone attended
She visited her old alma mater when she was back in town.
speech (n) spoken expression of ideas, opinions, etc. that is made by someone who is speaking in front of people: the ability to speak
The crowd was in awe of the host’s speech.
look forward to (phrasal verb) to expect something with pleasure
She felt she had nothing to look forward to once she returned.
bloom (v) to produce flowers: to change, grow or develop fully
The flowers in the garden started to bloom in the spring.
harden (v) to become hard or firm: to make something hard or firm
It will take a few minutes for the frosting to harden.
blossom (v) to produce flowers: to change, grow or develop fully
When the school year started, their friendship began to blossom.
meadow (n) a usually flat area of land that is covered with tall grass
Do you want to have a picnic in the meadow over there?
scenery (n) a view of natural features that is pleasing to look at
She loved looking at the mountain scenery.
humid (adj) having a lot of moisture in the air
Her room was so humid because of the warm temperatures.
bud (n) small part that grows on a plant and develops into a flower
She couldn’t wait to see the buds grow into flowers.


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. want / Do / to / eat / you / dinner / ?
    2. thought / he / want / would / I / go / to / .
    3. went / I / food / buy / store / the / to / to / .
    4. wanted / She / cook / nice / a / meal / to / .
    5. come / wanted / over / They / to / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. You should go now to miss. 
    2. She wanted to visit, them at their house.
    3. He went to Paris to. 
    4. Her daughter needed help, to finish her homework.
    5. You could bake a cake bring to the party.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Why would someone be running after a bus?
    2. What is a reason why you are working?
    3. Why would someone want to exercise?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Alma mater: You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech.
    3. Turn, turn, turn :For many of us, winter is blooming into spring, or fall hardening into winter. Which season do you most look forward to?


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

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