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49 Requests: can, could, would
49a Complete the requests. Use the verbs in the box and the words in brackets.
bring help
lend
pass
pay
phone
sign
0 Would you sign your name on the dotted line, please? (would)
1 Dad,........................................................................ me the newspaper on the table? (can)
2 Alba,.................................................................. for a taxi, please? I'm very late. (would)
3 Waiter,..................................................................... us some more bread, please? (could)
4 Danny,................................................................. me find my coat? I've lost it! (can)
5 .............................................................. me five pounds until the weekend, Helen? (could)
6 ................................................................ attention when I'm speaking? (would)
49b Write requests. Use can or could.
0 You need change for the ticket machine. You only have a five-pound note.
You ask: Could you change this five-pound note for me? .....................
1 You want your friend to lend you his DVD of Lord of the Rings tonight.
You ask: .............................................................................................................
2 You want your English teacher to translate a song for you.
You ask: ...............................................................................................................
3 You want a friend to lend you his camera for a week.
You ask: .................................................................................................................
4 Your neighbours are playing loud music. You want them to turn it down.
You ask: ................................................................................................................
5 Your computer isn't working properly. You want your brother to look at it.
You ask: .................................................................................................................
6 You have asked a stranger for directions, but you want him to speak more slowly.
You ask: ..........................................................................................................
50 Offers and suggestions: will, shall, can, could
50 Re-write the sentences. Use the words in brackets.
0 I suggest we go for a walk in the country tomorrow. (let's)
Let’s go for a walk in the country tomorrow.
1 I think it's a good idea to take sandwiches with us. (can)
.......................................................................................................................................
2 Do you want me to lend you a good pair of walking shoes? (shall)
.......................................................................................................................
3 I'd like to go to the Lake District. (how about)
...................................................................................................................
4 A good way to get there is by bus. (could)
.......................................................................................................
5 I can find out the bus times, if you like. (l'll)
.......................................................................................................................................
6 I suggest we stay the weekend. (why don't we)
.......................................................................................................................................
7 Do you think it's a good idea to take a tent and camp? (shall)
.......................................................................................................................................
8 I'd like us to stay in a youth hostel. (what about)
.......................................................................................................................................
9 Yes, I think it's a good idea to stay in the youth hostel. (let's)
...............................................................................................................................
54 Advice: should, ought to, must
54a Write sentences.
0 you / should/ take / more exercise. You should take more exercise. ..............................................
1 you / must / try / the new kebab restaurant. ...............................................................................
2 I / should / eat / more vegetables? ................................................................................................
3 she / should / not / go out / every night ...............................................................................................
4 I / think / they / ought / join / a gym. .............................................................................
5 you/ think / I / should / get / a haircut? ..............................................................................
6 you / ought / not / watch / so much TV. ...............................................................................
54 b Complete the letters. Use the words in the box.
mustn’t /ought to drink/ ought to talk/ should also try/ should I/ should take/ shouldn’t do
Dear Abby,
I’ve got a problem. I can’t sleep these days and I’m always tired. My sister thinks that I (0) should
take sleeping pills. My mum says I (1) ........................................ hot milk before bed. And my best
friend says I (2) ................................ anything because it’s normal. Who (3) ............................... listen
to? Please help!
Dear Donna,
This is a difficult problem. First of all, I think you (4) .................................... to your doctor. Pills may
not be the answer. You (5) ................................................ to relax before you go to bed. And lastly,
your friend is right. You (6) ............................................ worry about it. Sleep problems don’t usually
last for very long.
Good luck.
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