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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi the team,

What did Steven say at the end of the video ?

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Hello Stephane

He says 'It's matasak, in Persian.' and then 'I'll see you later, Rob.'

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The LearnEnglish Team

Yeah, the British ommit / r / sound after vowels. Then they may say Matasak instead of MATARSAKمترسک, a Persian word for SCARECROW

Thank you Kirk, I didn't understand Matasak !
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Why we say " Pietro didn't pass his exam. he shuld have studied harder " and we don't say " he should has studied harder " . thanks

Hello M.A.KH,

Should have is an example of a perfect modal verb and these verbs do not change their form. We use 'have' in all such examples:

should have

would have

won't have

could have




The LearnEnglish Team

Scarecrow is spaventapasseri in italian, a very long word!

scarecrow means korkuluk in Turkish

I think we use "go along" if the thing is long,
and "go across" if it is not long.

is my perception right?