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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


Hi Nicola171 ,
If you say We should turn left , You're talking about your suggestion at a present time , but if you say
we should have turned left , you are saying that you should have done something in the past , but you didn't .
I hope this was helpful .

Hi nicola171,

That depends on what you mean: should is used to talk about the present, but should have talks about the past. Rob explains this starting at about 1:15 in the video.

You can also see more about should on our ability, permission, requests and advice page and more about should have on our modals + have page.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I cannot hear the word Stephen & Rob used when they talked about the weird man in the field.
Can you please help me?

Hi anhnn,

The word is "scarecrow". As Rob explains, it comes from two words: "scare" and "crow".

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you

I really like Stephene's accent when he says"Matarsak" ( مترسک )
And I should add that this series are great !
Thank You

is there any facility provided for essay writing checking.can i post essay on british council liked page.please reply me.

Dear Daman,

As I wrote to you yesterday on this page, we don't provide a service like this on LearnEnglish. I don't think any British Council Teaching Centres do this either, although I don't know for sure. You could try contacting your local office to see what services they provide.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

hi peter,can u tell me for how much time period my user account valid.if i does not post comments
for some months then what is it validation of my user account

Hi Daman,

Don't worry, user accounts on LearnEnglish don't expire.

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The LearnEnglish Team