3-24. I’ll be sad if I didn’t pass the interview

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Call us if you find him.
  • Keep dreaming if you want to be rich.
  • I am going to hire Warren if Tyler leaves.
  • She is going to move to Denmark if she finds a job there.
  • I will regret forever if I give up now.
  • I will call my brother if you hit me.
  • I will work harder if they pay me more.
  • We will be happy if you stay one more day.
  • She can speak English if she studies hard.
  • They can work for me if they pass this test.
  • I can’t finish this if you don’t help me.
  • He can’t go to America if they don’t approve his visa.
  • I can’t finish this essay if she doesn’t help me.
  • I can’t support my family if they don’t hire me.
  • You can’t speak English if you don’t study grammar.

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
regret (v) to feel sad or sorry about something that you did or did not do
She does not regret calling him.
approve (v) to believe that something or someone is good or acceptable
Her mom doesn’t approve of her actions.
conditional (adj) used to describe something that will happen on if something else happens
The agreement is conditional upon the money raised.
consequence (n) something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions
Stealing that candy bar will have serious consequences.
stumble upon (phrasal verb) to find or meet by chance: bump into
Maybe you’ll stumble upon your lost book sometime.
garage sale (n) a sale of used furniture, clothing, etc. held at the seller’s home
Before she moves, she’s hosting a garage sale to declutter.
pass through (phrasal verb) to move or go into or through a particular place
Hundreds of visitors pass through the exhibit each day.
astonished (adj) feeling or showing great surprise or wonder
She was astonished at the new information.
belonging (n) the things that belong to a person, possessions
They packed up their belongings and moved.
object (n) a thing that you can see and touch that is not alive
The assignment was to describe an object found in the room.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1.  clears / go / will / out / we/ and /play / the / (if) / storm
    2.  today / will / ask / he / her/ out / he / (if) / ready / feels 
    3.  will / snow / there / it / (if) / is / be / tomorrow / enough /cold
    4. (if) / would / she / should / outside / Sarah / thought / go / better / feel / make / it / her
    5. go / you / (if) / your / don’t / inside / life / house / the / value
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I wondered if she was going to telling on us.
    2. Nathan decide that if it didn’t stop raining, he would leave.
    3. If you do that one more time, you will face a consequences.
    4. You will never succeeded if you don’t try your hardest.
    5. We will have a new bicycle if the prices isn’t too high. 
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What food would you choose if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life?
    2. Pick one item you would bring if you were trapped on a desert island.
    3. What band would you listen to if you only had one CD?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Million Dollar Baby: Write a paragraph about what you would do if you won a million dollars?
    3. Memories for sale: On a weekend road trip, far away from home, you stumble upon a garage sale in a neighborhood you’re passing through. Astonished, you find an object among the belongings for sale that you recognize. Tell us about it.

Wrap-up

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

3-23. I got an F despite my effort

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • She is healthy despite her age.
  • She is trying despite her weakness.
  • She is driving despite this bad weather.
  • She is humble despite her success.
  • He is positive despite many problems.
  • We are running despite my bankruptcy.
  • I am not depressed despite my low score.
  • We are not tired despite the hard work.
  • They were not sad despite their loss.
  • I woke up early despite my laziness.
  • He gave up his dream despite our support.
  • She went to work despite her bad condition.
  • She didn’t say anything despite my mistake.
  • He didn’t cry despite his plan.
  • They didn’t pick me despite my passion.

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
bankruptcy (n) a condition of financial failure caused by not having the money that you need to pay your debts
After they lost their clients, they filed for bankruptcy.
loss (n) a failure to keep or continue to have something
The flu caused a loss of appetite.
overlook (v) to fail to see or notice something
The detective didn’t overlook any details.
communicate (v) to give information about something to someone by speaking, writing, etc.
Please communicate the instructions to the students.
purely (adv) completely or only
They ran into each other purely by chance.
emotion (n) a strong feeling – such as love, anger, joy, hate or fear
He found it difficult to express his emotions.
medium (adj) in the middle of a range of possible sizes, amounts, etc.
She was of medium height.
intent (n) the thing that you plan to do or achieve
It was her intent to finish the project.
define (v) to explain the meaning of a word, phrase, etc.
Could you please define what that word means?
obstacle (n) something that makes it difficult to do something
The weather was a major travel obstacle.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
      1. was / loss / despite / He / happy / the / .
      2. can / go / weather / despite / the / You / .
      3. It / cold / sunshine / was / the / despite / .
      4. snow / Are / going / are / you / despite / the / ?
      5. succeeded / obstacles / the / despite / She / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. He was sad despite presents.
    2. I failed despite I was studying.
    3. She wanted to go, despite the cold.
    4. Are you happy, despite, the bankruptcy?
    5. The girl wore a t-shirt despite she was in snow.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What do you enjoy doing despite whatever weather?
    2. What is something you have to do despite not liking it?
    3. What do you love doing despite not being very good at it?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. The little things: Describe a little thing — one of the things you love that defines your world but is often overlooked.
    3. It’s a text, text, text world: How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?

Wrap-up

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

3-22.I only wear jeans even though I have many clothes

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am thirsty even though I drank water.
  • I am strong even though I am skinny.
  • I am depressed even though I have everything.
  • I was still hungry even though I ate chicken.
  • He is weak even though he is young.
  • I like my coat even though it’s old.
  • I miss New York even though I didn’t like there.
  • She failed even though I helped her.
  • He bought a house even though he was jobless.
  • They don’t want me even though I did my best.
  • You didn’t wake up even though I called you 100 times.
  • Is it cold in Russia even though it’s July?
  • Are you happy even though tomorrow is Monday?
  • Are you scared even though I am here?
  • Did you fail even though you tried again?

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
jobless (adj) being without a job
The store closing caused 10 people to be jobless
in between jobs (adj) being currently unemployed from being fired or having quit or laid off and not yet have found a job
After he was laid off, he was in between jobs for a few months.
neighborhood (n) a section of a town or city
She lives in the neighborhood on the other side of town.
evasive (adj) not honest or direct
Not wanting to confront him, she gave an evasive answer.
keep a secret (phrasal verb) not to tell a secret
Will you keep a secret for me?
unconventional (adj) very different from the things that are used or accepted by most people
The manager had unconventional business practices.
eccentric (adj) tending to act in strange or unusual ways
His strange habits contributed to his eccentric character.
atypical (adj) not typical; not usual or normal
Stopping for coffee was atypical for his routine.
unlikely (adj) not likely – used to say that something probably will not happen or is not true
With the current forecast, snow is unlikely.
suspicious (adj) causing a feeling that something is wrong or that someone is behaving wrongly
After the break-in, she was suspicious of everything.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. cold / though / even / it’s / I / am / summer / .
    2. shopped / money / even / though / She / had / no / .
    3. though / even / hungry/ they / ate / They / weren’t / .
    4. you / want / to / didn’t / Did / leave / even / though / you / ?
    5. though / over / Are / even / you / happy / it’s / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I wanted to be with her even though she make me angry
    2. Don’t gone to that neighborhood, even though your friend may have gone
    3. I would never eating cheese, even though my mom says it’s delicious
    4. Alice wanted to quit her job, even though her needed the money
    5. She wouldn’t stopped complaining, even though she had lost the race
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Have you even done something even though you knew you shouldn’t have?
    2. Is there anything you would never do, even though you hadn’t tried it?
    3. When should you 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Evasive action: What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever kept? Did the truth ever come out?
    3. Unconventional love: Tell us about the most unconventional love in your life.

Wrap-up

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

3-21. It’s been raining since she left

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I’ve been studying English since last year.
  • I’ve seen her once since she left our company.
  • Hailey has been sick since yesterday.
  • We’ve been depressed since last week.
  • She’s been doing yoga since 2016.
  • He’s been watching TV since he came home.
  • I’ve been using this phone since I lost my phone.
  • I’ve been sick since I ate the apple.
  • You’ve been beautiful since you were born.
  • I’ve been happy since I married him.
  • Have you been studying English since last month?
  • Has she been crying since her dog died?
  • Have you been practicing since you failed the audition?
  • Has he been driving since he graduated from high school?
  • Has she been working since she moved to 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
dwell (v) to live in a particular place
He’s afraid to enter the cave where the bats dwell.
seize (v) to get or take something in a forceful, sudden or violent way
She tried to seize her bag back from the thief.
comfort (v) to cause someone to feel less worried, upset frightened: to give comfort to
The puppy wanted to comfort the girl.
wonder (v) to have interest in knowing or learning something
I wonder where I put my car keys
depressed (adj) feeling sad
The rainy weather made her depressed.
catch up with (phrasal verb) to begin to affect someone: to meet with someone
Those late nights will eventually catch up with me. 
reasoning (n) the process of thinking about something in a logical way in order to form a conclusion or judgment
What was your reasoning for staying out late?
quirky (adj) unusual, especially in an interesting or appealing way
The odd main characters made it a quirky tv show.
half-full (adj) to an extent that is equal or nearly equal to half of something
After she finished eating, her glass was still half full.
location (n) a place or position
The store location had a lot of traffic.

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. news / heard / she / she / crying / been / has / (since) / the 
    2. down / went / I / where / wondered / had / they / been /sun / (since) / the
    3. seized / (since) / been / had / situation / power / the / dangerous / had / they
    4. accident / have / I / after / sister / looked / (since) / my / the
    5. out / happy / she / been / has/ asked / since / he / her
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I has questioned her reasoning since that first mistake
    2. She have been travelling since she decided to leave home
    3. Have you watched the show since I last see you?
    4. You should comfort her, since she are sad
    5. How have you been feeling since the night they tell you?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. How have your skills improved since learning English?
    2. How have you been feeling since the beginning of the day?
    3. Is there anyone you need to catch up with since the last time you saw them?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Location, location, location: Think about the last place you lived. Write about how life been different since then.
    3. The glass? Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

Wrap-up

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

3-37. It’s easy to master driving

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • It is exciting to see them here.
  • It is lovely to be with you.
  • It is important to make money.
  • It is fun to play this game.
  • It is painful to work every day.
  • It is not cool to lie.
  • It is not difficult to wake up early.
  • It is not easy to understand this sentence.
  • It is not cheap to maintain a house.
  • It was the easiest to study.
  • It was expensive to stay at the hotel.
  • It was not boring to talk to you.
  • Is it fun to snowboard?
  • Is it rewarding to teach your students?
  • Is it safe to live there?

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
nutrition (v) def1
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fabricate (v) def2
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manufacture (v) def3
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synthetic (v) def4
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analyze (v) def5
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critique (v) def6
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commentary (v) def7
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assess (v) def8
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evaluate (v) def9
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kudos (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. Red pill, blue pill: If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?
    3. Four stars: Write a review of your life — or the life of someone close to you — as if it were a movie or a book.

Wrap-up

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

3-36. I know exactly what you want

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Tell me where you are.
  • Write down what I say.
  • I eat what she eats.
  • I know who you are.
  • I know what you like.
  • I understand what you are saying.
  • I want to find out where he is going.
  • I don’t know who she defended.
  • I don’t know how I finished it.
  • I don’t know when this concert starts.
  • I don’t care how you do it.
  • She doesn’t know why I am crying.
  • He didn’t understand what I wanted.
  • Do you know how we caught the terrorist?
  • Do you know when she is leaving?

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
get lost (v) def1
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in a zone (v) def2
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trap (v) def3
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destination (v) def4
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globetrotter (v) def5
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daydream (v) def6
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on fire (v) def7
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voyage (v) def8
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wander (v) def9
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roam (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. The zone: Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity — running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, whatever. What’s it like when you’re in “the zone”?
    3. Tourist trap: What’s your dream tourist destination — either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you?

Wrap-up

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

3-35. She is the teacher that I admire.

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • This is the shirt that I have.
  • This is the phone that I bought.
  • This is the building that he sold.
  • This is not the brand that I like.
  • It is the color that I chose.
  • I am the only person that the company wants.
  • He is the boy that they adopted.
  • The book that I was looking for is this.
  • The class that I took is this.
  • Is this the grade that you want?
  • Is this the refrigerator that you bought?
  • Is this the essay that you wrote?
  • What is the book that you read?
  • What is the nickname that you want?
  • Where is the glass that you broke?

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
teleport (v) def1
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silver lining (v) def2
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hatred (v) def3
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awful (v) def4
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unseemly (v) def5
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appall (v) def6
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grace (v) def7
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blessing (v) def8
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charm (v) def9
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superb (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. Teleport: If you could travel to any location in the universe — where would you travel and why?
    3. Silver linings: Write about something you consider “ugly” — war, violence, failure, hatred — but try to find beauty, or a sense of hope, in your thoughts.

Wrap-up

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

3-34. I didn’t like you first.

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I arrived first.
  • I said it first.
  • He hit me first
  • I finished this sentence first.
  • I am driving for the first time.
  • I am nervous for the first time in my life.
  • She is using a smart phone for the first time in her life.
  • It was easy at first.
  • I was shy at first.
  • We were happy at first
  • I wasn’t nervous at first.
  • I didn’t invest my money in the first place.
  • Are you studying English for the first time?
  • Were you here first?
  • We shouldn’t have bought this house in the first place.

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
association (v) def1
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attached (v) def2
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rename (v) def3
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fight or flight (v) def4
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confrontation (v) def5
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head for the hills (v) def6
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walk straight in (v) def7
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originally (v) def8
e.g. example
intially (v) def9
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first and formost (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. Say your name: Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?
    3. Fight or flight: When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you’d had the opposite reaction?

Wrap-up

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

3-33. I don’t respect you at all.

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • He is not smart at all.
  • She is not old at all.
  • I am not depressed at all.
  • I’m not disappointed at all.
  • We are not ready at all.
  • I was not upset at all.
  • They don’t like my hairstyle at all.
  • I didn’t sleep at all.
  • I didn’t eat at all today.
  • She didn’t lie at all.
  • Are you happy at all?
  • Are you nervous at all?
  • Are you annoyed at all?
  • Did he work yesterday at all?
  • Did you pray for them at all?

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
innovation (v) def1
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hoverboard (v) def2
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skeptical (v) def3
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respect (v) def4
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admire (v) def5
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adore (v) def6
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agitated (v) def7
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amazed (v) def8
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antsy (v) def9
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over my dead body (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. The next big thing: What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?
    3. Tell us your story: Tell us about a journey — whether a physical trip you took, or an emotional one.

Wrap-up

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

3-32. Thank you for your kindness

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Thank you for coming.
  • Thank you for helping me.
  • Thank you for teaching us.
  • Thank you for your support.
  • Thank you for using our service.
  • Thank you for writing good songs.
  • I’m sorry for my mistake.
  • I’m sorry for the confusion.
  • I’m sorry for confusing you.
  • She blamed me for the accident.
  • Frank thanked me for my investment.
  • I got an award for my achievement.
  • He got a medal for saving the child.
  • Don’t thank me for your achievement.
  • Don’t blame me for this accident.

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
medal (v) def1
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blame (v) def2
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grateful (v) def3
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accuse (v) def4
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hold responsible (v) def5
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green eyed (v) def6
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act on (v) def7
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intriguing (v) def8
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stranger (v) def9
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fictional (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. Green eyed: Tell us about the last time you were really, truly jealous of someone. Did you act on it? Did it hurt your relationship?
    3. Fictional elevator: You’re stuck in an elevator with an intriguing stranger. Write this scene.

Wrap-up

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