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Week 1 | English Grammar

Day 1| Auxiliary verbs

Day 2 |Am/is/are

Day 3 |Am/is/are Questions

Day 4 |I am doing (present continuous)

Day 5 |Are you doing? (present continuous questions)

Day 6 |I do/work/like (present simple)(present continuous questions)

Week 2 | English Grammar

Day 1 |I don't... (present simple negative)

Day 2 |Do you...? (present simple questions)

Day 3 |I am doing (present continuous) I do (present simple)

Day 4 |I have... and I've got...

Day 5 |Was/were

Day 6 |Worked/got/went etc (past simple)

Week 3 | English Grammar

Day 1 |I didn't... did you...? (past simple negative and questions)

Day 2 |I was doing (past continuous)

Day 3 |I was doing (past continuous) and I did (past simple)

Day 4 |I have done (present perfect 1)

Day 5 |I've just... I've already... I haven't...yet (present perfect 2)

Day 6 |Have you ever...? (present perfect 3)

Week 4| English Grammar

Day 1 |How long have you...? (present perfect 4)

Day 2 |For, since, ago

Day 3 |I have done (present perfect) and I did (past)

Day 4 |Is done, was done (passive 1)

Day 5 |Is being done, has been done (passive 2)

Day 6 |Be/have/do in present and past tenses

Week 5| English Grammar

Day 1 |Regular and irregular verbs

Day 2 |What are you doing tomorrow?

Day 3 |I'm going to...

Day 4 |Will/shall (1)

Day 5 |Will/shall (2)

Day 6 |Might

Week 6| English Grammar

Day 1 |Can and could

Day 2 |Must, mustn't, don't, need to

Day 3 |Should

Day 4 |I have to

Day 5 |Would you like...?

Day 6 |Do this! Don't do that! Let's do that

Week 7| English Grammar

Day 1 |I used to...

Day 2 |There is... There are...

Day 3 |There was/were... There has/have been... There will be...

Day 4 |It...

Day 5 |I am, I don't

Day 6 |Have you? Are you? Don't you? etc

Week 8| English Grammar

Day 1 |Too/either/so am I/neither do I etc

Day 2 |Isn't/haven't/don't etc (negatives)

Day 3 |Do they? Is it? Have you?

Day 4 |Forming questions (who/what/why/where/when/which)

Day 5 |What...? Which...? How...?

Day 6 |How long does it take...?

Week 9| English Grammar

Day 1 |Do you know where...? I don't know what... etc

Day 2 |He/she said that... He/she told me that...

Day 3 |Work/working Go/going Do/doing

Day 4 |I want you to... I told you to...

Day 5 |I went to the shop to...

Day 6 |Go to... Go on... Go for... Go -ing... Get…

Week 10| English Grammar

Day 1 |Get...

Day 2 |Do and make

Day 3 |Have...

Day 4 |I/me He/him They/them etc

Day 5 |My/his/their etc

Day 6 |Whose is this? It's mine/yours/hers etc

Week 11| English Grammar

Day 1 |Myself/yourself/themselves etc

Day 2 |A/an...

Day 3 |Singular & plural

Day 4 |The...

Day 5 |Go to...

Day 6 |This/that/these/those

Week 12| English Grammar

Day 1 |Some & any

Day 2 |All/most/some/any/no/none etc

Day 3 |Adjectives

Day 4 |Adverbs

Day 5 |Imperatives

Day 6 |And but or so because

Week 13| English Grammar

Day 1 |When...

Day 2 |If we go... if you see... etc

Day 3 |If I had... If we went... etc

Day 4 |A person who... A thing that/which (relative clauses 1)

Day 5 |How long have you…?(present perfect 4)

Day 6 |For since ago

Should


Should is a modal verb

should + infinitive

Should – We use ‘should’ when we are saying that the action is a good thing to do and is the right thing to do.

Pronoun Example
I   Example I should go to sleep now.
We   Should We should sleep early tonight.
You   Should You should finish your homework.
They   Should They should clean their bedroom.
He   Should He should listen to the Queen’s speech
She   Should She should watch the documentary channel.
It   Should It should stop raining.

Shouldn’t = Should not – We use ‘shouldn’t/should not’ when we are saying that the action is not a good thing to do.

Pronoun Example
I Shouldn’t / Should not I shouldn’t go outside because it’s raining.
We Shouldn’t / Should not We shouldn’t go to school late.
You Shouldn’t / Should not You shouldn’t play outside in the cold for too long.
They Shouldn’t / Should not They shouldn’t watch a lot of television.
He   Should He should listen to the Queen’s speech
He Shouldn’t / Should not He shouldn’t eat so much ice cream in the night.
She Shouldn’t / Should not She shouldn’t sleep late.
It Shouldn’t / Should not It shouldn’t be a problem.

 

We say I think…. should….

  • I think I should do my homework.
  • I think mum should buy me a new phone.
  • I think I should sleep early tonight.
  • I think I should go home now.
  • I think you should do your homework.
  • I think Tom should buy us ice cream.
  • I think Louisa should stay at our house on the weekend.

 

We say I don’t think… should…

  • I don’t think you should stay up all night.
  • I don’t think we should go to the cinema.
  • I don’t think they should stay the night at our house.
  • I don’t think mum should cook dinner for us tonight,
  • I don’t think grandma should invite everyone to her house.
  • I don’t think you should drive in the snow.
  • I don’t think Sam should be mean to Josh.

 

Do you think… should… ?

  • Do you think we should go to the cinema on Saturday?
  • Do you think I should buy this dress?
  • Do you think we should take the kids to the park?
  • What time do you think I should come to your house?,
  • When do you think we should go out?

 

Must is a stronger modal verb than should.
Must has a more serious tone. Should is more gentle.

Example:

You should sleep early.

You must sleep early. – This sounds more serious. It sounds like it is an order/command and you have to do it.

Instead of saying should… we can say ought to.

Should Ought to
We should go to the cinema. We ought to go to the cinema.
I think Emma should buy a new pair of shoes. I think Emma ought to buy a new pair of shoes.
I should do my homework. I ought to do my homework.
I think Susan should invite me to her party. I think Susan ought to invite me to her party.

 

 

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Should Exercises


 

1. Complete the following sentence
  • The contraction of should not is

 
 

2. Create your own sentences. Try to use a different infinitive in each sentence.
 

  • I should
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  • We should
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  • You should
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  • They should
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  • He should
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  • She should
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  • It should

 
 

 
3. The following sentences would be found on a poster in a school classroom with the title ‘Rules’. Complete the following sentences using the infinitives given.
 

listen, argue, shout, respect, do, misbehave

  • We should
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  • We should
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  • We should
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  • We shouldn’t
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  • We shouldn’t
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  • We shouldn’t

 
 

4. Fill in the missing gaps in the following sentences.
 

  • I think we should to sleep early.
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  • I think we should food tonight.
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  • I think I should the kitchen floor.
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  • I think Tom should me to his party.

 

 
 

 

Challenge: Instead of saying should we can say ought to. Write 5 sentences where should is replaces with ought to.

 

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