Hi there ,
THis week we have been looking at
;Modal verbs in the Past.
The dreaded !!!! agreeing or disagreeing (So do I etc,)
Giving and asking for permission to do so
Both/ neither /nor
The dreaded agreeing or disagreeing (I hated this topic!!! So did I!!!!! I didn’t)
Giving or asking for permission more or less formally ( From Can ……. Could …..Do you mind if …… Would you mind)
|COULD (PAST)||MANY YEARS AGO YOU COULD SMOKE ANYWHERE.||COULDN’T||I couldn’t wear heels to school.|
|WAS/WERE ALLOWED TO||I WAS ALLOWED TO STAY OUT TILL MIDNIGHT.||Wasn’t/weren’t allowed to||They weren’t allowed to use the phone.|
|HAD TO||He had to buy a new car.||Didn’t have to
Didn’t need to
|She didn’t have /didn’t need to buy a new dress for the wedding.|
| Both etc,
BOTH AND NEITHER ARE USED TO COMPARE TWO PEOPLE OR THINGS.
BOTH is positive BOTH OF THEM HAVE TWO CHILDREN. (THEY BOTH HAVE TWO CHILDREN).
(SHE HAS A CHILD AND HE HAS A CHILD. )
NEITHER is negative . NEITHER OF THEM HAS A CAR.
SHE DOESN’T HAVE A CAR AND HE DOESN’T HAVE A CAR.
BOTH + PLURAL VERB + AND
BOTH JOHN AND MIKE COME FROM IRELAND.
NEITHER + SINGULAR VERB + NOR
Neither SUE NOR JIM COMES FROM FRANCE!
SIMILARITIES(agreeing with someone) (BEGIN WITH SO/NEITHER AND USE THE SAME AUXILIARY VERB). IN NEGATIVE SENTENCES MAKE IT POSITIVE.
STATEMENTS WITH NO AUXILIARY VERB
We looked at “LUCK”
Good luck! You’re out of luck! Beginner’s luck!
THE LUCK OF THE DRAW!
You’re pushing your luck!
Go on! Try your luck!
What would you say?
I’m going to take a difficult exam tomorrow!
I passed my driving test first time!
I really want strawberry ice cream but they have just sold out!
I failed my exam by just one mark!
I always cheat in exams – my teacher has never noticed!
I wanted to work with Petra but the teacher told me to work with Ann.
I don’t think I’m good enough to enter this competition!
We also looked at words to do with sleep! eg fall asleep, go to sleep, wake up, sleepy , have a nap ,
By the way here’s our odd timetable !
So see you tomorrow!