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Farming Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob explains how to use ‘should’, ‘should have’ and some expressions used in giving directions.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


I don't hear clearly the new word which Stephen say in the end of Farming Scene . So could you spell it for me, please?
Thank you very much!

Hello vanhoangthi,

The last couple of sentences that Stephen says in this video are:

It's 'matarsak' in Persian. ... I'll see you later, Rob.

Is that what you were looking for? If not, please tell us the time code (e.g. 3:30-3:37) for the (short) section you don't understand.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

In armenian scarecrow will be "xrtvilak"

thanks for your lessons : )
i don't understand. Why it was "should have come" but not "should have came"?

Hello TentolaGiang,

'Come' is an irregular verb and its past participle (third form) is 'come'; 'came' is the past simple (second form). After 'should have' we need a past participle; therefore 'should have come' is correct.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

In ukrainian scarecrow is 'opudalo'

Hello, the italian word used for scarecrow is "spaventapasseri".

it was fantastic to use perisan word in this video ...matarsak....
thank you stephen

Hi, thanks for your useful lessons, I have a problem about the 'Should have' sentence which was mentioned on Excercise task 1:'You should have got some petrol'. why it was 'have got' but not 'have gotten'.Could you tell me the reasons ???
Thank you very much indeed!

Hello Pei Wen,

In British English, 'got' is more typical than 'gotten' (which is very common in American English). They mean exactly the same thing!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team