Exercise: “Should” and “shouldn’t”

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    Transcript: Exercise — “Should” and “shouldn’t”

    In this exercise, you’ll hear a sentence. In the pause, reword the sentence using “should” or “shouldn’t”, without changing the meaning. Then you’ll hear the correct answer. Ready?

    1. It would be a good idea for us to accept their offer.
    → We should accept their offer.

    2. We expect to arrive by midday.
    → We should arrive by midday.

    3. It is not advisable to outsource the IT departmentAbteilungdepartment.
    → The IT department shouldn’t be outsourced.

    4. I don’t think you’ll have any problems.
    → You shouldn’t have any problems.

    5. I think that taxes on alcohol ought to be increased.
    → Taxes on alcohol should be increased.

    6. I don’t think I would worry if I were you.
    → I shouldn’t worry if I were you.

    7. If there’s a problem, you can always call me.
    → Should there be a problem, you can always call me.

    How did you do? If you found that exercise difficult, well, you should go back and try it again, shouldn’t you?

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