Everybody reacts differently given the same situation, don’t you think? Go to page 44 of your book and do exercise 1 a) b) ,c) and e). The keys are uploaded (post called “How to Eat an Elephant: Keys).
The previous week, we learnt about conditional sentences and saw an example of how people use conditionals to imagine situations. Did you know that you can use second conditionals to give advice? A very common way is saying: If I were you, I would…, or simply with the second part of the sentence: I would say I’m sorry,I would stay at home, etc.
Here are other ways to give advice:
- If I was/were in that (kind of) situation, I’d/ I wouldn’t…
- Have you thought about +ing? (e.g. Have you thought about studying harder?)
- If it was/were me, I’d/ I wouldn’t …(e.g. If it was me, I’d study harder.)
- Make sure you (don’t) …(e.g. Make sure you read the instructions carefully)
- The sooner you …, the better.(e.g. The sooner you tell him, the better.)
- Whatever you do, + imperative (e.g. Whatever you do, be assertive)
- -ing might be a good idea (e.g. Living with your best friend might be a good idea).
- You should… (that one is too easy for you!)
Now look at an example from an advice column called Ask Amy. Take some time to read it and see if any of the structures above appear.
You found on your favourite social media site a message in which a person asks for help. Read their post and write a short reply (max. 120 words) telling this person what you would do if you were them.Please use at least a couple of the structures above. Look at this infographic for help. Send Ana the reply by email. You have until April 28th to do it.