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ADVICE GRAMMAR AND SPEAKING

ADVICE GRAMMAR AND SPEAKING

Giving advice in English is a key skill that all learners must master. There are various different forms that can be used, and learners of English should vary them.

2nd Conditional: IF + PAST + , + WOULD/COULD/MIGHT + BARE INFINITIVE

If I were you, I would study with a native teacher.

If I had your ability, I would try to become a professional athlete.

You can also use expressions that are similar to “If I were you…”

In your shoes…

In your situation…

In your place…

Should: SHOULD + BARE INFINITIVE

You should do as many mock exams as you can.

You should go to the doctor if it doesn´t get better soon

Ought to: OUGHT TO + BARE INFINITIVE

You ought to listen to your tutor and do as he says

He ought to go to university in London as he will have a better experience

Had better: HAD BETTER + BARE INFINITIVE

You had better learn at least two foreign languages

You had better hand in you assignment before the deadline

Be a good idea: WOULD/COULD/MIGHT + BE A GOOD IDEA + INFINITIVE

It might be a good idea to study abroad next year

It would be a good idea to take a look at our website for vocabulary paractice

  1. Should all university students learn at least one foreign language?
  2. Ought people to go to the doctor regularly to have a check up?
  3. If you were me, would you live abroad at least once in your life?
  4. If I have time and money, should I do a Master´s degree?
  5. Would it be a good idea to learn how to cook before I move out of my parent´s house?
  6. If you have your job, how might you change your situation?
  7. If I felt depressed, how could I become happier?
  8. If you thought that your partner were cheating on you, what would you do?
  9. When you move to a new city, had you better try to make new friends?
  10. If you don´t earn enough money, what ought you to do?
  11. If your partner didn´t help with the house work, what could you do about it?
  12. If your English doesn´t improve quickly, what should you do?
  13. If you were in my shoes, what would you study at university?
  14. How had teacher better teach English to English language learners?
  15. How should the government improve the quality of life for general people?

 

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