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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 Kirk,
Thank you very much! This is the word what I were looking for.

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

Hi, how we say "should have" ? I mean the pronunciation of the contraction of them .