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Beginning English - Lesson 12 - Health
This page: The auxiliary verb "should"; The verb "have to"
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should

 

We use the word "should" in English to give advice.   

You should study.

The negative is "should not" or the contraction "shouldn't."

You shouldn't eat so much.

Practice
Give advice to these people.

example  
I have a headache.  (take an aspirin)

1.  I have a backache. (rest)

2.  I have a stomachache. (drink tea)

3.  I have a toothache. (go to the dentist)

4.  I have a cold. (take cold medicine)

5.  I have a fever. (go to bed)

6.  I have an earache. (go to the doctor)

7.  I have a cough (take cough medicine)

 

 

Practice
Give advice, based on your opinion, to these people.
Click on the CHECK button when you finish the five sentences.

example
Should I get a cat or a dog? 

Possible answers:

  - or -
  
(The answer depends on what you recommend, a cat or dog in this case.)

1.  Should I buy a car or a motorcycle?


2.  Should I buy a house or rent an apartment?


3.  Should I become a teacher or a doctor?


4.  Should I go on vacation to Mexico or Hawaii?


5.  Should I learn English or Japanese?


 

Practice
Mario wants to learn English quickly.  Tell him what he should and shouldn't do.

examples
watch TV in English

watch TV in Italian

1.  listen to music in English

2.  study English grammar

3.  read novels in Italian

4.  listen to music in Italian

5.  study at www.passporttoenglish.com.

 

have to

The verb "have to" expresses obligation. The verb is conjugated the same as the verb "have" alone.

Affirmative and Negative Question
I    have to . . .
You   don't have to . . .
We
They
Do you have to _____?
we
they
I
He has to . . .
She   doesn't have to . . .
It
Does he have to _____?
she
it

 

Practice
Which of these things do you have to do tomorrow and which don't you have to do?

example
wash my clothes

  - or -
  

1.  go to work  


2.  go to school


3.  cook


4.  wash the dishes


5.  clean the house


 

Find the Mistake

Instructions
Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

example
She are a student. --> She is a student. 

1. You shoud take an aspirin.

2. I have a headeich. 

3. She have to study. 

4. You no should work.

5. Have they to work today?

 

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