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Proficiency Phrase of the Day #2: Try as I might…

Today’s phrase of the day is….

“Try as I might…”

Introduce it to your student by confessing about your inability to stick to a new resolution of healthy habit. You could say:

“Try as I might, I just can’t get out of bed in the morning to go to the gym. What should I do?”

Encourage students to come up with their own confessional sentences about their lives:

“Try as I might, I just can’t seem to find the time to….”

Encourage feedback on their issues from their classmates. Each student should leave with an action plan on how they can get over their issue. Be sure to check back in on their progress in the following class.

I’ll be adding all the phrases of the day to this quizlet set.


Barcelona based English Teacher, blogger and sometime actor and director.

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