3-11. I know how to find it out

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • We are learning how to speak good English.
  • I know how to drive a car.
  • I learned how to sing high.
  • She understands how to solve this.
  • We don’t know how to make friends.
  • He doesn’t understand how to calculate it.
  • She doesn’t know how to read this code.
  • I didn’t know how to use this app.
  • Do you know how to upgrade this phone?
  • Does he know how to write sentences?
  • Does she know how to install this program?
  • Did you learn how to cook?
  • Did you learn how to speak Spanish?
  • Can you teach me how to draw a lion?
  • Who taught her how to make coffee?

Notes

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
press (v) to push something with strong or steady force
You have the press the button for it to start.
worth (n) an amount of something that has a specified value: usefulness or importance
He bought a week’s worth of groceries.
likely to (adj) used to indicate the chance that something will happen
His car is likely to break down sometime soon.
reasoning (n) the process of thinking about something in a logical way in order to form a conclusion or judgment
After the decision was made, he shared their reasoning.
gut (n) the inside parts of something: used to talk about feelings, ideas, etc. that come from your emotions from what seems true or right rather than from logic or reason
He knew in his gut that the situation wasn’t right.
intuition (n) the feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why: knowing without any proof
I left the job because I trusted my intuition.
personality (n) a set of emotional qualities, ways of behaving, etc. that makes a person different from other people
She has a very kind personality.
determine (v) to officially decide something because of evidence or facts: to learn or find out something by getting information
The price of the shirt will determine if I will buy it.
think through (phrasal verb) to think about all the different parts or effects of something for a period of time, especially in an effort to understand or make a decision about it
Before I make a decision, I have to think through all the options. 
spontaneous (adj) done or said in a natural and often sudden way without a lot of thought or planning
They jumped on a plane and took a spontaneous vacation.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. know / Do / shoes / your / you / how / to / tie / ?
    2. didn’t / bake / how / learn / to / She / want / to / .
    3. baby / The / hands / clap / how / knows / to / her / .
    4. want / I / drive / how / to / to / learn / . 
    5. The / sit / know / dogs / how / to / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She want to learn how to cook.
    2. They know to ski.
    3. Do you know how drive a car? 
    4. Can you learn how to writes sentences? 
    5. They wanted to know to dance like that.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is something you don’t know how to do but want to learn how to do?
    2. What do you know how to do well?
    3. What is something you want to learn how to do?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Press it: Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved in the past week, and tell us why they’re worth reading
    3. Decisions, decisions: How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?

Wrap-up

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

3-12. Teach me so that I can speak English

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Study hard so that you can pass the test.
  • Practice this pattern so that you can master English.
  • Move your car so that I can pass.
  • Open the door so that my puppy can come in.
  • Wake up early so that you don’t waste your time.
  • Write this down so that you remember it later.
  • I am saving money so that I can go to Europe.
  • We are packing so that we can leave early.
  • I helped him so that he could walk.
  • I went to the library so that I could study.
  • She turned off the alarm so that she could sleep.
  • They hired me so that I could make money.
  • You have to exercise so that you can become healthy again.
  • I have to finish this now so that I don’t have to work tomorrow.
  • Did you run so that you could catch the plane?

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
charitable (adj) done or designed to help people who are poor, sick, etc.: showing kindness in talking about or judging others
He volunteers in charitable work to help others.
inherit (v) to receive from someone when that person dies or from someone who had it previously
She inherited her grandmother’s wedding ring.
instruction (n) a statement that describes how to do something
Read the instruction carefully so that you know what to do.
give away (phrasal verb) make a present of something, allow something to be known
Don’t give away the answer to the other team.
beneficiary (n) a person, organization, etc. that is helped by something: that receives money or property when someone dies
The student was a beneficiary of his grandfather’s will.
pause (n) a temporary stop
There was a long pause in the conversation.

(v) to stop doing something for a short time before doing it again
He wanted to pause the movie so that he could get a snack.

recess (n) a brief period of time during which regular activity stops
Did the group want to take a recess before continuing?
at the moment (n) the present time
We aren’t ready at the moment to take the deal. 
generous (adj) freely giving or sharing money and other valuable things
The employee was generous with her charitable gifts.
altruism (n) feelings and behavior that shows a desire to help others and a lack of selfishness
She donated all her money to the organization as an act of altruism.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. wanted / so / share / could / they / She / to / go / that / .
    2. helped / fast / done / I  / so / we / that / could / be / .
    3. go / in / Get / can / car / that / so / the / we / .
    4. better / Practice / that / get / so / you / can / .
    5. I / improve / can / so / that / hired / her / we / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Go to bed so that you won’t to be tired.
    2. Learn so that you can better.
    3. Tell me so that me can go soon.
    4. He went to the store that he could get bread.
    5. Finish eating so we start playing.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is a reason why you should read a book?
    2. What should you do so that you can learn English?
    3. Why should you be kind to others? 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Charitable: You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?
    3. S/he said: Pause whatever you’re doing, and ask the person nearest you what they’re thinking about (call someone if you have to). 

Wrap-up

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

3-13. You look so beautiful when you smile

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Call me when you get there.
  • Drink coffee when you work.
  • Use my car when you pick up Ricky.
  • I was scared when I saw the zombie.
  • I was watching a movie when you called me.
  • I was exercising when you were eating pizza.
  • My sister was sleeping when I came.
  • They were playing a game when I was working.
  • I laughed when my daughter danced.
  • We screamed when we heard the good news.
  • Were you embarrassed when you fell?
  • Were you sad when you failed the test?
  • Did they drink water when they were thirsty?
  • Can you help me when I need you?
  • What did you do when they stole your idea?

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
satisfaction (n) a happy or pleased feeling because of something that you did or something that happened
He was excited about the satisfaction of a job well done.
incident (n) an unexpected and usually unpleasant thing that happens
The plates broke from an incident involving a baseball.
give rise to (phrasal verb) to cause or produce something
His kind behavior gave rise to people liking him.
charm (n) something that is believed to have magic powers and especially prevents bad luck: a quality that causes someone or something to be very likable
The cottage had a pleasant small-town charm.
fortune (n) a very large amount of money: something that happens by chance
He’ll make a fortune with this new project.
occasion (n) a special event or time
They celebrated the special occasion with a cake.
keep on (phrasal verb) to continue happening, doing something, working, etc.
The snow kept on during the entire day.
pay due (phrasal verb) to earn a position or respect of others by working hard and gaining necessary skills
To move up in the company, he had to pay his dues in late nights.
directory (n) a book that contains an alphabetical list of names of people, businesses, etc.
To find her phone number, look in the directory.
index (n) an alphabetical list at the end of a book that shows the page where each thing in the list can be found
Find the recipe for cookies in the index.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. will / They / call / you / when / come / .
    2. can / She / when / do / it / ask / you / .
    3. working / He / they / came / when / was / .
    4. sign / when / Can / arrives / it / you / ?
    5. you / Will / come / when / home / be / I / ? 
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She was working when you will bring it.
    2. Can you call when get there? 
    3. What was the price, when you went? 
    4. They playing when it started raining.
    5. I was happy when saw the presents.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What can you do at the same time as talking on the phone?
    2. What were you doing when it last rained?
    3. What did you think when you started this lesson?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. The satisfaction of a list: Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.
    3. History of language: Write a piece of fiction describing the incident that gave rise to the phrase, “third time’s the charm.”

Wrap-up

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

3-14. I get nervous whenever I see a foreigner

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Practice these patterns whenever you have time.
  • Ask me whenever you have a question.
  • My father is busy whenever I call him.
  • I wash my car whenever I have time.
  • He studies English whenever he has time.
  • They dance whenever they hear this song.
  • The roof leaks whenever it rains.
  • You made me laugh whenever I was sad.
  • We gave him a reward whenever he got an A.
  • I will be there whenever you need me.
  • I can buy anything whenever I want.
  • He can use my computer whenever he needs a computer.
  • Do you cry whenever you hear this song?
  • Do you snore whenever you sleep?
  • Did you visit her whenever she was sick?

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
unknown (adj) not known
There is a lot that remains
unknown about him.
freaky (adj) strange or unusual
The plot twist at the end was freaky.
unexpected (adj) not expected
The ending of the movie was unexpected.
converse (v) to talk usually informally with someone
At school, we often converse in Spanish.

(n) something that is the opposite of something else
The situation was actually the converse of what he said.

swap (v) to give something and receive something in return: to trade or exchange
Do you want to swap gifts for the holidays?
in someone’s shoes (idiom) sharing a particular experience or circumstance with someone else
To really understand, you’ll need to step into someone’s shoes.
empathy (n) the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions
She felt empathy toward those in need.
vicarious (adj) experienced or felt by watching, hearing about or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself
Watching home videos was a vicarious experience.
on behalf of (adj) as a representative of someone
The student volunteered on behalf of her friend.
anticipate (v) to expect or look ahead to something with pleasure
I will anticipate when you return.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. sad / am / see / I / him / I / whenever / .
    2. comes / call / I / She / whenever / .
    3. around / need / whenever/ Are / you / you / I / ?
    4. studies / he / He / has / time / whenever / .
    5. babysit / Can / whenever / need / we / you / you / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She wants go whenever they go.
    2. I was happy whenever they will come.
    3. I want to swap sides whenever we lost.
    4. She can go out, whenever she wants.
    5. Were you awake whenever the baby is?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is something you like to do whenever you can? 
    2. What is something you do whenever you go out?
    3. How often do you go to the store?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Unknown caller: You receive a call from an unexpected person. Who is it, and what is the conversation about? Go!
    3. Freaky Friday: If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be, and why? If that seems too easy, try this one: who would you like to have spend a day as you and what do you hope they’d learn from the experience?

Wrap-up

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

3-30. Take this umbrella in case it rains

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Call your boss in case you arrive late.
  • Take this banana in case you get hungry.
  • Take my credit card in case you need it.
  • Take this pill in case you have a headache.
  • Memorize this in case she asks you.
  • Use this restroom now in case there’s no restroom in the concert hall.
  • Charge your battery in case it runs out.
  • Wait here in case she shows up.
  • Bring your car in case we arrive late.
  • Buy this insurance plan in case your computer breaks.
  • Wear this mask in case they recognize you.
  • Park here in case there’s no parking lot there.
  • Lock this window in case someone comes in.
  • I will remind you in case you forget.
  • Let’s eat something in case there’s no rest area.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
vocab1 (v) def1
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vocab2 (v) def2
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vocab3 (v) def3
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vocab4 (v) def4
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vocab5 (v) def5
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vocab6 (v) def6
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vocab7 (v) def7
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vocab8 (v) def8
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vocab9 (v) def9
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vocab10 (v) def10
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Exercise

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. question1
    3. question2

Wrap-up

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

3-29. I don’t care whether he comes or not

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Our service is free whether you buy this car or not.
  • I am going to do this whether he supports me or not.
  • I am going to leave now whether they come or not.
  • I want to be a singer whether my father approves it or not.
  • I don’t care whether they like my song or not.
  • I don’t mind whether you sit here or not.
  • I can pass this test whether I study or not.
  • We can start this business whether we have money or not.
  • He can’t join us whether he has a good idea or not.
  • I have to drive whether I am tired or not.
  • I have to work whether today is Saturday or not.
  • We have to go to work whether it snows or not.
  • You will be late whether you run or not.
  • I will not give up whether this is difficult or not.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
dull (adj) not exciting or interesting: having an edge or point that is not sharp
The students found the teacher’s voice to be dull and uninteresting.
encounter (v) to have or experience: to meet someone without expecting or intending to
I hope we don’t encounter any problems on our drive.
magic potion (n) something that has the power to make impossible things happen
The child dreamt of a magic potion that could make her fly.
sip (v) to drink a liquid slowly by taking only small amounts into your mouth
Sip your milkshake so you don’t get a headache.
fame (n) the condition of being known or recognized by many people
The new artist celebrated his fame and popularity.
fortune (n) a very large amount of money
He earned a fortune by creating his new product.
on a roll (n) experiencing a series of successes
He was on a roll when his shots went in one after another.
hit it big (phrasal verb) to become very successful
When she moved to New York, she wanted to hit it big on Broadway.
prefer (v) to like someone or something better than someone or something else
I prefer chocolate over vanilla ice cream.
opt for (phrasal verb) to make a choice, to choose
I would opt for pants over shorts.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. going / not / or / it’s / He’s / whether / snowing / .
    2. want / time / or / I / to / eat / it’s / whether / not / .
    3. whether / He’s / not / or / lunchtime / hungry / it’s / . 
    4. not / He’s / whether / he’s / happy / home / or / .
    5. excited / fun / it’s / They’re / whether / or / not / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. He wants to go to the movie whether it was good or not.
    2. Let’s eat whether they’re here.
    3. I’m going it’s time or not. 
    4. You’ll do well, whether, you study or not.
    5. Sit down whether you’ll like it or not.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is something you’ll eat whether it’s fresh or not?
    2. What’s a location you’ll go to whether or not it’s nice weather? 
    3. What’s an activity you love whether you have the money or not?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Dulled: You encounter a mysterious man offering you a magic potion that, once sipped, will make one of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) super sharp — but dull the others. Will you sip it, and if so, what sense do you choose?
    2. Success: Tell us about a time where everything you’d hoped would happen actually did.

Wrap-up

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

3-28. I won’t eat it unless it’s a chocolate cookie

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Let’s talk unless you’re busy.
  • Let’s hang out unless you’re tired.
  • Let’s take a bus unless we are in a hurry.
  • Let’s go home unless we have something to do.
  • Come to work unless you’re really sick.
  • Study English hard unless you’re a genius.
  • Finish your homework unless you have to leave now.
  • Don’t run unless the bear moves.
  • Don’t skip breakfast unless you’re really busy.
  • I want to use your service unless it’s expensive.
  • I don’t want to park here unless it’s free.
  • I can’t pass this test unless you help me.
  • You can’t move this truck unless you are Superman.
  • We can’t win unless he comes back.
  • They can’t work here unless they speak English.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
spouse (n) someone who is married: a husband or wife
She sat next to her spouse at dinner.
variety (n) a number or collection of different things or people
There was a variety of flavors at the shop.
run through (phrasal verb) to spend or use up something quickly: to read, repeat or practice something quickly
Before you leave, be sure to run through your lines one last time.
fill in the blank (phrasal verb) to complete a document by providing necessary information
On the quiz, please fill in the blank with your answer.
rapport (n) a friendly relationship
The employee quickly developed a good rapport with her coworkers.
bond (n) something that is shared between people or groups and forms a connection between them
The event created a bond between the attendees.
get along with (phrasal verb) to be or remain friendly
The brother tries to get along with his sister.
associate (v) to think of one person or thing when you think of another person or thing
I always associate chocolate with strawberries.
pet-peeve (n) something that annoys or bothers a person very much
A messy kitchen is one of my biggest pet-peeves.
fit in (v) to belong in a particular situation, place or group: to go into or through a particular space
She wanted to fit in with the other students.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. can’t / finish / work / unless / You / go / you / your / .
    2. will / replaced / gets / it / They / sad / be / unless / sad / .
    3. weather / We’re / is / bad / going / unless/ the / . 
    4. eat / don’t / healthy / I / want / unless/ to / eat / it’s / that / . 
    5. gets / unless / She / reward / a / she / won’t / work / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Go to bed unless be tired.
    2. Eat your dinner unless hungry.
    3. She won’t go, unless they drive.
    4. The artist didn’t work unless he gets paid.
    5. You will get the job – unless – you don’t show up.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What won’t you do unless you get paid for it?
    2. When do you go to bed unless you’re busy?
    3. What can’t you do unless someone helps you?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. I want to know what love is: We each have many types of love relationships — parents,
      children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?
    3. Fill in the blank: Three people walk into a bar . . .

Wrap-up

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

3-27. You get free lunch as long as you work here

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am going to live here as long as I can pay the rent.
  • I am going to work here as long as he is the CEO.
  • I am going to support you as long as you are my husband.
  • We are going to help them as long as they pay us.
  • I am not going to give up as long as I breathe.
  • I am not going to leave America as long as I have a job here.
  • I will pay you as long as I use this logo.
  • I will do my best as long as I work here.
  • It will be easy as long as you study hard.
  • You won’t get an F as long as you show up.
  • We can do it as long as we help each other.
  • You can use our service as long as you pay for it.
  • You can’t master English as long as you are shy.
  • You can’t lose weight as long as you eat chicken.
  • You have to pay taxes as long as you live in America.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
landscape (n) a picture that shows a natural scene of land or the countryside
The painter did a landscape scene of the field.
gaze (v) to look at someone or something in a steady way and usually for a long time
(n) a long and steady look
(v) She asked her students to gaze at the exhibit.
(n) The parent held the child’s gaze until she looked away.
figurative (adj) used with a meaning that is different from the basic meaning that expresses an idea in an interesting way by using language that usually describes something else
The writer used figurative language to make her essay better.
morph (v) to gradually change into a different image
In the game, the puppy morphed into a wolf.
evolve (v) to change or develop slowly often into a better, more complex or more advanced state
Some believe that dinosaurs had to evolve into other animals.
literally (adv) in a literal way, that uses the ordinary and the usual meaning of a word or stresses a statement is true even if it’s surprising, etc.
Sometimes you don’t need to take all instructions literally.
over time (adj) used to describe something that happens gradually and over a long period of time
You’ll adjust to the new school over time.
shift (v) to move or to cause someone or something to move to a different place, position, etc.
I wished the wind direction would shift to the north.
give something a push (phrasal verb) to push someone or something: to fire someone
To make him do better, the boss had to give something a push.
common (adj) belonging to or shared by two or more people or groups
You and your friend have so many qualities in common.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. will / still / coming / as / long / She / as / you’re / wait / .
    2. can / common / something / in / as / we / We / long / as / have / .
    3. long / as / prepare / You / will / well / do / as / you / . 
    4. sleep / can / loud / too / as / not / long / as / He / we’re / .
    5. won’t / She / try / as / win / long / as / doesn’t / she / . 
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I am going to live here long as I can.
    2. She wants to go as long the weather is nice.
    3. We’ll get along long we have things in common.
    4. I’ll talk as long she shifts her perspective.
    5. You can win as long as try hard.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is something you do that has a time restriction?
    2. How long will you be studying language?
    3. What is something you do as long as you can?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Landscape: When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?
    3. Morphing: Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.” Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us.

Wrap-up

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

3-26. I won’t care even if she is the president

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I want to go there even if it rains.
  • They don’t care even if you quit.
  • Keep running even if you fail.
  • Don’t cry even if your life treats you hard.
  • Don’t run even if you are late.
  • Don’t move even if the bear moves.
  • Don’t give up even if it’s not easy.
  • I can get an A even if I don’t study.
  • I can do this even if you don’t agree with me.
  • You can pass this test even if you’re stupid.
  • You can’t be popular even if you try.
  • I will always be your fan even if you get old.
  • I will be here even if you don’t come back.
  • They will dance even if you laugh at them.
  • I will not study even if you teach me.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
treat (v) to think of an act toward someone or something in a specified way
(n) something pleasant or amusing that is unusual or unexpected
(v) The employees were treated poorly.
(n) Getting ice cream was a fun treat.
laugh at (phrasal verb) to show that you are happy or that you think something is funny by smiling and making a sound from your throat
I like it when they laugh at my jokes.
leftover (n) a thing that remains after something is finished or ended
They had leftovers from the party.
cautious (adj) careful about avoiding danger or risk
When you’re in a place you’re not familiar with, make sure you’re always cautious of your surroundings.
flu shot (n) vaccine which provides immunity to a variety of influenza viruses and is updated and recommended annually
Before winter, be sure to get your flu shot to stay healthy.
private (adj) for the use of a single person or group: belonging to one person or group: not public
Take the private drive off the main road to get to her house.
celebrity (n) a person who is famous
If you see a celebrity, try to get a picture with them.
sensation (n) a particular feeling or effect that your body experiences
The lotion had a tingling sensation on my arm.
be drawn to (phrasal verb) to be attracted to someone or something
The child was drawn to the train exhibit with fascination.
helping hand (n) help or assistance
She was always willing to give a helping hand to those in need.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. would / to / not / him / even / he / would / I / speak / if / apologized
    2. leftover / guests / if / all / even / there / be / will / food / the / eat
    3. prepared / cautious / completely / if / is / she / she / even / be / should 
    4. qualified / not / is / if / she / even / the / for / will / apply / Kate / job 
    5. tired / even / they / if / the / will / stand / people / anthem / the / for / are
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. She did not want to leave the house, even if he make her.
    2. The penguins wanted to stay for the winter, even if it were cold.
    3. You should got a flu shot, even if you may not be sick yet.
    4. They would watch the actor’s movie, even if he wasn’t a good people in real life. 
    5. The lion wanted to eat his meal privately, even if there were others who wanted a bites.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Is there anything you would eat even if you know that it was bad for you?
    2. Who is the one person you would like to have a coffee with, even if they are a celebrity
    3. What kind of pet would you like to have (even if it was an animal that should be a pet)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Feed your senses: Write down the first sight, sound, smell, and sensation you
      experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and write. (For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)
    3. Helping hand: Tell us about the most surprising helping hand you’ve ever received.

Wrap-up

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

3-25. I don’t know if she knows me

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Let’s see if he wins.
  • Ask your sister if she is busy tomorrow.
  • Ask him if he knows the answer.
  • I asked her if she was American.
  • I am not sure if she sold her book.
  • I am not sure if my parents agree with me.
  • I don’t know if he ate my cake.
  • I don’t know if this cake is sweet.
  • I don’t remember if I locked the door.
  • Do you know if this is new?
  • Do you know if he is an actor or not?
  • Do you remember if you turned off the light?
  • Do you know if this is a limited edition?
  • Does she know if this is true or not?
  • Can you find out if this is his computer?

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

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Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
limited edition (n) a special book, picture, medal, etc. for which only a small number of copies are produced and sold
The limited edition sneakers were around for only a short while.
belong (v) used to say that someone or something should be in a particular place or situation
She put the groceries where they belong.
legal (adj) of or relating to the law
Her paper was on the country’s legal system.
allergy (n) a medical condition that causes someone to become sick after eating, touching or breathing something that is harmless to most people
Let the teacher know if you have a food allergy.
behave (v) to act in an acceptable way: to act properly
Please behave in the restaurant.
attempt (v) to try to do something: to try to accomplish or complete something
His first attempt at a novel was weak.
guarantee (n) a promise that something will happen or be done, that something is true or real
The salesman will guarantee it will be the best mattress ever.
unknown (adj) not known, not well-known, not famous
Her illness came from an unknown source.
uncertain (adj) not exactly known or decided: not definite or fixed
Their time of departure was still uncertain.
with a grain of salt (idiom) to view something with skepticism or not to interpret something literally
Not knowing if it was real, he read the research with a grain of salt.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. you / remember / he / do / if /us / take /skiing / promised / he (?)
    2. one / the / know / do / you / if / is / she (?)
    3. you / find / if / this / to / not / or / him / can / out / belongs (?)
    4. that / if / is / I / not / am / good / sure / idea / a
    5. is / I / if / will / out / find / legal / that 

    2. Correct the following sentences. 

    1. I am not sure if she decide to go
    2. Will you found out if he has an allergy to peanuts?
    3. I can’t speak to her if she is going to behaves that way
    4. There is no question that if Nellie wants to leave, she will not be come back.
    5. I wouldn’t be surprise if he ate all of the cake.

         3. Answer the following questions.

    1. Do you know if you have finished all your tasks for the day?
    2. Do you know if there are any important holidays coming up for you?
    3. What do you think would happen if we found out that aliens were real?

    4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.

    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. If Only: Include 5 ‘if’ statements, such as ‘If I do A, then B will happen”
    3. Too big to fail: Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet).

Wrap-up

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