Lesson 30: Jobs

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DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

  • K: Can you speak English?
  • D: Yes, I can. If I practice, I could speak better.
  • K: We could practice English together if you like.
  • D: Sure! Could we practice on Monday?

 

NEW SKILL

 

Using the verbs “can” and “could” 📘

Read the diagram out loud with your tutor.

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VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary below with your tutor.

 

 

 

EXERCISE

Make a sentence using the words. You can use the picture above with can and could. 📘

  • Ask for permission in a more polite way. salt, pass, you, the, could

Could you pass the salt?

  • Make a sentence using cannot (not allowed). cannot, drink, coffee, you, now ________________________________.
  • Make a suggestion. What do you want to do? go, if, could, we, you, bowling, like  ____________________________________________.
  • Request something in an informal way. loan, five, can, me, you, dollars __________________________________________________.
  • A general ability in the past. could, he, five, run, kilometers, before _______________________________________________.

 

 

 

Fill in the blank with “can” or “could.” 📘

  • When I was eighteen years old, I could eat a lot of food.
  • He _______ cook good.
  • ________ we take a break please? (formal)
  • If we hurry, we __________ catch the bus.
  • ________ I help you make the bed?

 

 

Fill in the blank with the job described.

  • Person who helps the doctor ________________
  • Person who puts out fires ___________________
  • Person who catches criminals __________________
  • Person who designs buildings ________________
  • Person who writes books ___________________

 

Discussion Questions

  • What is your job? Do you like it?
  • What did you want to be when you were a child?
  • If money was not an issue, what job would you like?
  • What did your parents do for a living? Did they like it?
  • What do you think makes a person like their job?

 

 

 

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Lesson 29: Types of Transportation

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DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

  • K: Do you like to travel by air, sea, or ground?
  • D: I like to travel by ground, especially on trains.
  • K: Me too. I’m scared of airplanes.
  • D: In that case, we can travel together!

 

NEW SKILL

Using the travel prepositions “by,” “in,” and “on.” 📘

Read the diagram out loud with your tutor.

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Example:

  • I travel by motorcycle.
  • She likes to go in a car.
  • You and I will travel on the train.
  • Kevin is on his bicycle.
  • They will travel by airplane.

 

 

 

 

VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary and below with your tutor. 📘

air 📘
sea 📘
ground 📘
car 📘
truck 📘
bus 📘
train 📘
taxi/cab 📘
motorcycle 📘
bicycle/bike 📘
airplane 📘
helicopter 📘
ship 📘
boat 📘
subway/metro 📘

 

 

 

EXERCISE

Fill in the blank with “by,” “on,” or “in.” 📘

  • Dorothy and Kevin will go by boat.
  • I want to ride ________ a motorcycle.
  • She goes _______ train.
  • You and I need to go _____ a taxi.
  • We want to travel ______ an airplane.

 

 

Pick the correct answer between the infinitive verb or verb form. 📘

  • I want go/to go by sea.
  • We can travel/to travel by helicopter.
  • They will go/to go in a boat.
  • Kevin needs/to needs a truck.
  • You to be/are on a bicycle.

 

Answer the question using a complete sentence and use “by,” “in,” or “on.” I want to go ___________. 📘

  • How do you want to go to the supermarket? (taxi)    I want to go in a taxi.
  • How do you want to go to Hawaii? (airplane) ___________________________.
  • How do you want to go to the bank? (motorcycle) ________________________.
  • How do you want to go to school? (foot) ______________________________________.
  • How do you want to go to the cinema? (ground) _______________________________.

 

 

Make a sentence using the words. 📘

  • car, in, she, is, a –  She is in a car.
  • will, they, go, by, train – _____________________________________.
  • want, ride, you, bicycle, to, a –  _______________________________.
  • we, subway, by, go, will – ____________________________________.
  • ride, on, I, want, to, a, motorcycle – ____________________________.

 

 

Discussion Questions

  • What was the last trip you took? How did you travel?
  • What is your favorite place to vacation?
  • Do you prefer flying or driving?
  • Do you know how to ride a bike? Do you like it?
  • Have you ever been in a helicopter? A ship? A subway?

Lesson 28: See, Look, Watch, Hear, and Listen

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DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

  • K: Look there! Is it a bird or a plane?
  • D: It’s a bird. I see only birds in the sky
  • K: Great. I love watching birds.
  • D: I enjoy listening to birds sing in the morning.

 

 

NEW SKILL

Using “see,” “look,” and “watch” 📘

Read the diagram out loud with your tutor.

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Using “hear” and “listen” 📘

Read the diagram out loud with your tutor.

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VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary and below with your tutor. 📘

see 📘
look 📘
watch 📘
hear 📘
listen 📘
flying 📘
singing 📘
thunder 📘
rain 📘
lightning 📘
river 📘
fish 📘
pond 📘
lake 📘
mountain 📘

 

 

 

EXERCISE

Fill in the blank with “see,” “look,” or “watch.” 📘

  • Did you see the lightning just now? see/look
  • I like to ________ the fish swim. look/watch
  • _________ at the beautiful mountains. see/look
  • I __________ a pond. see/look
  • We go to the park to _________ the birds fly. look/watch

 

Make a sentence using the words. 📘

  • at, the, look, fish, swimming – Look at the fish swimming.
  • see, the, lake, you, can (question – ?) ______________________________?
  • want, to, fly, birds, I, watch, the – ____________________________.
  • see, you, if, it, is, can, raining (question – ?) __________________________?
  • at, fish, river, look, the, in, the – ____________________________________.

 

 

Fill in the blank with “hear” or “listen.” 📘

  • We can hear the thunder.
  • __________ to her singing.
  • You need to ____________ to me.
  • ___________ to the loud thunder.
  • He can _________ the heavy rain.

 

 

Answer the question with using “look,” “see,” “watch,” “hear,” and “listen” correctly. 📘

  • Can you hear or see fish swimming? I can see the fish swimming.
  • Can you watch or see a movie? ____________________________.
  • Can you hear or see thunder?  ______________________________.
  • Can you listen to or watch the birds singing ___________________________.
  • Can you look at or hear the mountains? ____________________________.

Discussion Questions

  • What music do you like to listen to?
  • What movies do you like to watch?
  • When was the last time you saw your parents?
  • What sounds can you hear from your house?

Lesson 27: Feelings

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DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

  • K: Yesterday I was sad. 📘
  • D: I was worried about you. How do you feel today? 📘
  • K: I am happy. Why were you worried about me? 📘
  • D: Because I don’t like to see people hurt. 📘

 

NEW SKILL

Using “to be” in the past tense. 📘

  • was – singular
  • were – plural
  • wasn’t – singular and negative
  • weren’t – plural and negative

 

Examples:

  • I was happy.
  • We were excited.
  • She wasn’t surprised.
  • They weren’t embarrassed.

 

VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary and below with your tutor. 📘

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EXERCISE

Fill in the blank with was or were to complete the sentence. 📘

  • She was surprised.
  • He _______ hurt.
  • We _______ embarrassed.
  • They ________ afraid.
  • You ________ excited.

 

The first sentence is a question. The second sentence is the answer. Fill in the blanks with was or were. 📘

  • Were you silly? Yes, I was.
  • ______ he sorry? No, he ______ not.
  • ______ I angry? Yes, I  ________.
  • ______ we sad? No, we __________.
  • ______ she loved? Yes, she ________.

 

 

Fill in the blank with was or were to complete the question. 📘

  • Why were they happy?
  • When _______ she sad?
  • Who ________ excited?
  • Why _______ I proud?
  • When ______ you embarrassed?

 

Fill in the blank with the correct sentence or words. Us the vocabulary list above and where needed, use “was” or “were.” 📘

  • about, Kevin, did, how, me, feel (question – ?) – How did Kevin feel about me?
  • were, we, worried, you, about – _____________________________.
  • How did they feel about Dorothy? were, they, hurt  ___________________________.
  • How did you feel about me? I was___________________________.
  • How did he feel about you yesterday? He _____________________.

 

 

Discussion Questions

  • What was the happiest you’ve been?
  • What was the saddest you’ve been?
  • Describe when you were you last embarrassed.
  • Describe when you you were last afraid.
  • What are you most proud of?

 

Lesson 26: Personal Items

DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

  • K: Is this your purse? 📘
  • D: Yes, it is mine. Did you find a key also? 📘
  • K: Yes, are they yours? 📘
  • D: Yes, they are mine. 📘

 

NEW SKILL

Using possessive pronouns. 📘

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Possessive pronouns are used in English so you don’t have to repeat information that is already known. It usually makes the sentence less confusing. 📘

 

Pronouns

Subject Possessive
I Mine
You Yours
He His
She Hers
It Its
We Ours
You (pl) Yours
They Theirs

Examples:

  • These keys are my keys. These keys are mine.
  • This backpack is your backpack. This backpack is yours.
  • That purse is her purse. That purse is hers.
  • This flashlight is our flashlight. This flashlight is ours.
  • This camera is their camera. This camera is theirs.

 

Using the articles a and an. 📘

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VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary and below with your tutor. 📘

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EXERCISE

Fill in the blank with the correct possessive pronoun. 📘

  • Do these keys belong to you? Yes, they are mine.
  • She has a ring. It is _______.
  • Is this our flashlight? No, it is not _______.
  • This is their camera. The camera is ________.
  • The suitcase belongs to me. It is _________.

 

Fill in the first blank with a personal item from the vocabulary list. Fill in the second blank with the correct possessive pronoun. 📘

  • The hat belongs to him. It is his.
  • The ____________ belongs to them. It is _________.
  • The ____________ belongs to us. It is ___________.
  • The ____________ belongs to you. It is __________.
  • The ____________ belongs to her. It is ___________.

 

Rewrite the sentence using a or an or leave it blank. 📘

  • She has two _______ purses. She has two purses.
  • You and I have _______ sunglasses. ___________________________.
  • He has ______ backpack. _______________________.
  • They have _______ camera. _____________________.
  • You have ______ umbrella. ____________________.

 

Say what the personal item is in the picture. Use “It is/they are ___________.” Make sure to use a or an or nothing. 📘

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Discussion Questions

  • Describe the things you have in your closet.
  • What do you usually have in your pockets? Purse?
  • Do you have anything in your home that isn’t yours? What?
  • What would you bring on a trip?
  • What things could you not live without?

 

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Lesson 25: Places and Buildings

DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

  • K: Excuse me, how do I get to the bank? 📘
  • D: Go straight and turn left at the corner. It is next to the post office. 📘
  • K: Thank you very much! Is it open now? 📘
  • D: Yes, it is open every day. 📘

 

NEW SKILL

Asking for directions 📘

  • Excuse me, how do I get to the __________.
  • Excuse me, where is the ____________.
  • Excuse me, Can you tell me the way to the ___________.

 

Giving directions using verbs and prepositions of place/location. 📘

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VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary and below with your tutor. 📘

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EXERCISE

Choose the correct preposition of place. Use the picture above about giving directions to help. 📘

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  • Where is the bank? It is at the corner of / opposite Main Street.
  • Where is the library? It is next to / opposite the post office.
  • Where is the police station?  It is between / at the corner of the bank and store.
  • Where is the school? It is next to / opposite the restaurant.
  • Where is the hospital? It is between / at the corner of Central Avenue and Main Street.

 

 

Fill in the blank with every day or everyday. 📘

  • I go to the playground every day.
  • My _________ work at the hospital is exciting.
  • They work at the bank ___________.
  • The police station is open ___________.
  • ___________ life is different.

 

 

Choose the correct verb to give directions Use the picture above about giving directions to help. 📘

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  • Excuse me, where is the theater? (from the restaurant)

Turn left / turn right on Second Street.

  • Excuse me, can you tell me the way to the post office? (from the library)

Go straight ahead / turn right on Main Street.

  • Excuse me, how do I get to the bank? (from the store)

Go straight ahead and go past / cross the police station.

  • Excuse me, where is the restaurant? (from the train station)

Turn right / go straight ahead and cross / turn left the street.

  • Excuse me, can you tell me the way to the church? (from the library)

Turn left / cross the street and go past / turn left. Go straight ahead until you see the church on the right.

 

Fill in the blank with the correct place from the vocabulary list. 📘

  • Football matches are played in the stadium.
  • Firefighters are in the ______________.
  • Airplanes are at the ____________.
  • A __________ has art.
  • People go to the _____________ to swim.

 

Discussion Questions

  • How do you get to the post office from your house?
  • What buildings are near your house?
  • What is across the street from your work?
  • How do you get the nearest bank?
  • What recommendations would you give to a tourist in your city?

 

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Lesson 24: Office Supplies

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DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

  • K: Is this your pen? 📘
  • D: No, it is not. That pen is mine. 📘
  • K: Are those paperclips mine? 📘
  • D: No, these are your paperclips. 📘

 

NEW SKILL

Using demonstrative pronouns and adjectives: this, that, these, and those. 📘

  • This – singular and close
  • That – singular and a bit further away
  • These – plural and close
  • Those – plural and a bit further away

 

Examples:

  • This is my pencil.
  • These are his pens.
  • That is their stapler.
  • This is your scissors.

 

 

 

VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary below with your tutor. 📘

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EXERCISE

Pick the correct demonstrative adjective. 📘

  • This pencil or that pencil. (this, that, these, those)
  • She likes _________ pens, not these pens. (this, that, these, those)
  • These erasers or ________ erasers. (this, that, these, those)
  • Do you want _______ stapler or that stapler? (this, that, these, those)
  • Use these file folders, not ______ file folders. (this, that, these, those)

 

 

Fill in the blank with the correct demonstrative pronoun. 📘

  • That is my legal pad. (there/not close)
  • _______ are your push pins. (here/close)
  • ________ is our masking tape. (here/close)
  • ________ are their envelopes. (there, not close)
  • ________ is my blue highlighter. (there/not close)

 

 

 Fill in the blank with the correct demonstrative pronoun or adjective. 📘

  • Do you need that? (there/not close)
  • Can I have _________ calculators? (here/close)
  • ________ cutter is mine. (here/close)
  • He wants ________ hole puncher. (there/not close)
  • ________ are our tape measures. (there/not close)

 

 

Fill in the blank with the correct demonstrative pronoun or adjective. 📘

  • These paperclips are better than those.
  • He does not like __________ pencil sharpener. He likes that one.
  • How much is ________ whiteout pen there?
  • I need __________ erasers, not those.
  • ________ pen in the drawer is better than _______ one here.

 

 

Discussion Question

  • What supplies do you have in your office?
  • What supplies do you use for work?
  • Do you use a pen or a pencil? Why?
  • What supplies would you need to send a letter to a friend?