Lesson 48 – Two Left Feet – The order of the words in a sentence

LEVEL B1TWO LEFT FEET

 


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VOCABULARY

 

 

 

  • A good dancer
  • To dance
  • He has two left feet
  • Go to a disco
  • Having a break
  • To buy a drink
  • At the bar
  • I'll never know why...
  • Sits there
  • I'm not sure
  • Regardless
  • Have you ever seen...?
  • When I think about it
  • I have never seen...
  • Bless him!
  • I will always remember
  • He attempted it
  • Embarrassed
  • I didn't have the heart
  • Ridiculous
  • After a while
  • I started to feel...
  • Pointing and giggling
  • What did he do?
  • He left the dance floor
  • I sometimes hear him
  • He has a brilliant voice
  • Incident
  • Affected him
  • Being able to
  • It does make sense
  • Setting up a band
  • For fun
  • We can help him
  • Stage fright
  • I can play the guitar.
  • A little bit
  • Let's go!
  • Dance some more
  • Having a few drinks
  • Open to the idea
  • Good plan

 

LESSON 48 DIALOGUE 

-Two left feet-

 

 

Lesson 48: Two Left Feet

The gang like music very much. Rosie and Darren like dancing a lot but Keiran has never been a good dancer. He has two left feet. Rosie and Darren often go to a disco on the weekend. Rosie and Darren are having a break from dancing to buy a drink at the bar.

Darren: I'll never know why Keiran comes to the disco. He just sits there drinking. What do you think he gets out of it?

Rosie: I'm not sure. But he usually enjoys himself regardless. Besides, have you ever seen him dancing?

Darren: When I think about it, no, I have never seen him dance.

Rosie: Bless him! I will always remember the one time he attempted it. I felt so embarrassed for him but I didn't have the heart to tell him how ridiculous he looked. After a while I started to feel embarrassed myself. Before I could say anything he noticed some girls pointing and giggling.

Darren: What did he do?

Rosie: He left the dance floor and has never stepped back on it since.

Darren: I think that he really enjoys music. I sometimes hear him singing along to some very good music. He has a brilliant voice.

Rosie: Really! I've never heard him sing. Do you think the dancing incident affected him being able to sing in public?

Darren: I don't know about that but it does make sense. What would you think about setting up a band for fun and see if we can help him with his stage fright?

Rosie: Actually I quite like that idea. I can play the guitar and I can also play the harmonica a little bit.

Darren: Well I used to play the drums. It has been a while but I have been thinking about starting up again. I'm sure it will all come back to me.

Rosie: Cool! Let's go and dance some more then talk to Kieran! After having a few drinks he'll be more open to the idea.

Darren: Haha. Good plan!

 

COMPREHENSION QUIZZES (3 to complete)

Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1

 

Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2

 

Drag and Drop Quiz 3: 

GRAMMAR PRACTICE: THE ORDER OF THE WORDS IN A SENTENCE

In English, the order of words in a sentence have restrictions and follow patterns.

The object is completely attached to the verb

Verb    Object
Kieran studies Spanish every day.

 

It would be incorrect to say:

Kieran studies every day Spanish.

 

The place always comes before the time.

 

Place Time
Jeff went to the theatre yesterday.

It would be incorrect to say:

Jeff went yesterday to the theatre.

 

Adverbs come before the main verbs.

 

Always Normally
Already Often
Also Rarely
Ever Seldom
Hardly Sometimes
Just Still
Never Usually

 

 

Adverb Verb
I always have breakfast at 8.

 

Adverb Verb
I often go to school at 9.

 

Other examples:

Robert usually drinks coffee.

They rarely tell the truth.

You never think about me

Please note, however, the adverbs always go after the verb To Be.

 

Verb to be Adverb
Kieran is often tired

 

Verb to be Adverb
She is thinking about you

 

When it comes to a compound verb, adverbs are placed right in the middle:

Adverb
I can also speak English

 

Adverb
She has never been to Australia

 

Other Examples:

She will always remember her experience in London.

I've just eaten.

 

 

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE 

  • Related Pronunciation Video Lesson and interactive exercise(s):

 

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