It can be very interesting to hear how two friends first met.
STEP A EXPRESSIONS
I. Go over the expressions with your tutor.
1. Hit it off means to get along with someone well from the start.
We sat next to each other on the first day of class and instantly hit it off.
2. To have something/a lot in common means to share the same interest(s) or characteristic(s) with someone.
Kyle and I have something in common. We both love sports.
3. One’s first impression of someone refers to a person’s initial opinion about a person.
My first impression of him was that he was a little strange.
II. Who was your closest friend in high school? Talk about him/her using the expressions above.
STEP B PRONUNCIATION
hit it off
/ hi-dih-doff /
We immediately / hi-dih-doff /.
Back in her hometown, Kelsie is talking to her mom.
The phrases hit it off with someone and hit on someone may look very similar, but be careful not to mix them up! Hit it off with someone means to get along with a person really well, but hit on someone means to flirt with a person.
O Tina really hit it off with Jake at the party. They talked all night about their love for animals!
O Harvey hit on every single woman at the party. He looked really desperate.
STEP A EXERCISE
Rephrase the sentences using the expressions in the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.
- My initial opinion of him was that he wasn’t very friendly, but he’s actually quite nice.
- When I met Jerry three years ago, we instantly liked each other.
- My best friend and I share similar interests. We both love dogs, shopping, and music.
STEP B EXERCISE
Complete the photo captions using the expressions in the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.
1. The four exchange students _____. They all love taking pictures.
2. Sandra and Donna _____ immediately. They’re now close friends.
3. _____ was that he was arrogant, but when I got to know him better, I found out that he’s actually a rather humble person.
4. Lisa and Anton _____. They both love dogs, photography, and scuba diving.
Your friend Shota is doing an internship in Vancouver. He left you a voicemail. Listen to the voicemail. Then, share Shota’s message with another friend.
- hit it off
- have something/a lot in common
- one’s first impression of someone
Discuss your ideas.
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
GETTING ALONG WITH NEW PEOPLE
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
2GETTING ALONG WITH NEW PEOPLE
I can listen to and understand someone talking about making friends.
LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT
Could complete the task with ease
Could complete the task with some clarifications
Could complete the task with additional instructions
Could somehow complete the task with difficulty
the ability to use a wide variety of vocabulary
the ability to speak correctly
the ability to speak smoothly without pauses or fillers
the ability to manage a conversation