1. Which of the phrases do you hear from your parents most?
2. Do you agree with the meaning of the phrases?
3. If you don't, what do they mean when your parents say them?
1. Are you going to wear that for your grandma's birthday party? — We're not letting you leave this room in those clothes!
2. How was your day today? — Did you do anything bad today?
3. Go and clean your room.— We need to talk about something important.
4. Have you done your homework yet? — When you are not busy with anything, it gets on our nerves.
5. Who's the boy (girl) who phoned you? — We'd like to meet him (her), and talk to his (her) parents before you go out together.
6. Your friend Kate is really nice.— I can't stand your friend Mary.
7. We got a call from the school today.— Are the teachers going to complain about you again?
8. Will your friends' parents be at home? — Do you really expect us to go to sleep before you're back home?
9. Whose turn is it to do the dishes? — It's your turn to do the dishes.
10. How much did you pay for that?! — You'll get no pocket money this week.
You'll understand when you're older.— We don't know how to explain this to you.
11. We expect you to get good marks in your exams.— You should study for your exams instead of having fun with your friends.
12. Do you really think that suits you? — We think it looks awful.
13. Do you think money grows on trees? — Get a part-time job.
14. Shouldn't your school report be here by now? — Where have you hidden it?
15. Be nice to your little sister (brother).— One more fight and we'll go crazy.
16. We know that you're a good boy / girl and would never do anything bad.— We don't trust you at all.
b) Write your own pairs of phrases from your own family or your friend's family.