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Giving Advice Modal Verbs

Giving advice vocabulary

Can you match the heads and tails of these sentences?
1. I really think you should

a) go to work if you have the flu.

2. If I were you

b) Id listen to your mothers advice.

3. If you want to stop smoking you


c) a tie if you dont want to.

4. You ought to study

d) try to stop smoking.

5. You shouldnt

e) hard if you want to pass the


6. You dont have to wear

f) a ring if you work in a factory. It

could be dangerous.

7. You mustnt wear..

g) brush your teeth then they will go

yellow and fall out.

8. If you dont

h) get some help from your doctor.

1d 2b 3h 4e 5a 6c 7f


Advice Vocab
1. Whats the difference Advice is a noun
between advice and
Advise is a verb
He gave me some good advice.
He advised her to stop smoking.
2. Can you explain the Mustnt is very strong.
difference between
Dont have to is very weak.
mustnt and dont have

3. What is the
difference between
have to and must?

Must is an obligation that comes

from inside you.
Have to is an obligation that
comes from outside.

- What advice would you
give to someone who was
going to get married?
- What advice would you
give to someone who
won a lot of money?
- Listen to man giving his
brother some advice.
What has happened to

Listen again and answer the questions

1. How much money did
Uncle Tom leave?

Half a million dollars.

2. What does mum say you Put it in the bank.

should do?
3. What would dad have
told you to do?

Spend (blow) the whole lot.

4. What does your brother

say you must do with the

Give some money to poor


5. Where did granddad

keep all his money?

In a suitcase under his


6. What happened to the


It was lost in a fire.

Talk about these advice questions

with a partner.
1. Who was the last
person who gave you
some advice?
2. How would you advise
someone to stay
3. Whats the best kind of
computer, a laptop or a
4. What advice would you
give to someone who
was going for a job

5. Please give some advice,

Ive got an exam
6. If you could talk to the
president or prime
minister of your country,
what advise would you
give them?
7. What was the worst piece
of advice you ever got?

Writing Agony Aunt

Dear Auntie Lynn,
Ive been with my boyfriend
for three years now. He
asked me to marry him last
week and Im not sure what
to say. I do love him but he
doesnt have good job. He
works as a chef in a dirty
restaurant and I really want
to be rich. Please help me.

Dear Auntie Lynn,

Please help me. I lost my job as
the manager of a big bank last
month and I havent had the
courage to tell my wife and
family about it. My wife and two
children spend a lot of money
everyday and if they found out
that they were poor they would
be so upset. I hope I can find a
job soon, but lately I have been
pretending to go to work
everyday. What should I do?
Answer one of these letters
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Give two good pieces of
-Write 100 words