TESOL/Worrying about the future

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Worrying about the future[edit]

What do people often worry about?

Key sentences

Worried person Friend
What if (phrase). You'll be (adjective).
Worried person Friend
I hope (phrase). Don't worry.
I'm sure (pronoun) will.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

What if (phrase).
phrase sentence
I fail my test What if I fail my test.
I have a traffic accident What if I have a traffic accident.
I forget what to say What if I forget what to say.
I get lost What if I get lost.
You'll be (adjective).
adjective sentence
fine You'll be fine.
okay You'll be okay.
all right You'll be all right.
just fine You'll be just fine.
I hope (phrase).
phrase sentence
I pass my test I hope I pass my test.
I remember what to say I hope I remember what to say.
I can make friends I hope I can make friends.
my boss is friendly I hope my boss is friendly.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Worried person Friend
What if (I fail my test). You'll be (fine).
Worried person Friend
I hope (I pass my test). Don't worry.


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Worried person Friend

What if ... .

You'll be ... .

Worried person Friend
I hope .... Don't worry.


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Worried person Friend
Worry about something. Help your friend.

Further study


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Homework[edit]

1 Put these words in the correct order.

fail if what my test I
Word 1
Word 2
Word 3
Word 4
Word 5
Word 6

2 Put these words in the correct order.

be you fine will just
Word 1
Word 2
Word 3
Word 4
Word 5

3 Put these words in the correct order. ("I" is used two times.)

my exam hope I pass
Word 1
Word 2
Word 3
Word 4
Word 5
Word 6