TESOL/Talking about trust

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Who do you trust to look out for you?

Key sentences

Asking about trust Talking about trust
Would you trust your friend to (verb) ? Yes, I can (verb) my friend.
No, I would (verb) about them doing that.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

Would you trust your friend to (verb) ?
verb sentence
watch over your house Would you trust your friend to watch over your house ?
take care of your children Would you trust your friend to take care of your children ?
tell the truth Would you trust your friend to tell the truth ?
keep a secret Would you trust your friend to keep a secret ?
Yes, I can (verb) my friend.
verb sentence
count on Yes, I can count on my friend.
rely on Yes, I can rely on my friend.
have faith in Yes, I can have faith in my friend.
confide in Yes, I can confide in my friend.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking about trust Talking about trust
Would you trust your friend to (watch over your house) ? Yes, I can (count on) my friend.


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking about trust Talking about trust

Would you trust your friend to ... ?

Yes, I can ... my friend.


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking about trust Talking about trust
Ask who your partner trusts to do what Talk about who you trust to do what.

Further study


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