Cultural do’s and don’ts


Use should to make recommendations or give advice. It can also be used to express expectation.

  • You should go to school every day.
  • I should do the laundry today.


Use must to express a strong obligation

  • I must pay the bills tonight.
  • You must fix the car.

Activity: Advice about visiting your country

Give some advice about cultural do’s and don’ts for foreign people visiting your birth country.

  • You should….
  • You shouldn’t…
  • You must…
  • You mustn’t…

Talk about:

  1. Body language
  2. Table manners
  3. Greetings
  4. Directness and indirectness
  5. Family and other relationships
  6. Gifts
  7. Hospitality and visits
  8. Religion
  9. Clothing
  10. Transport and travel
  11. Tipping
  12. Politeness
  13. Eye contact
  14. Special holidays and celebrations


25 emotional memories :)


  1. Have you ever felt really frustrated?
  2. Have you ever felt really exhausted?
  3. Have you ever felt really terrified?
  4. Have you ever felt really embarrassed?
  5. Have you ever felt really ashamed of yourself for doing something bad to somebody else?
  6. Have you ever felt really proud of yourself for doing something good?
  7. Have you ever felt really excited and happy?
  8. Have you ever felt suicidal?
  9. Have you ever felt really disgusted by someone or something?
  10. Have you ever felt really horrified by news you saw on TV?
  11. Have you ever been really sick or hurt?
  12. Have you ever felt really surprised or astonished?
  13. Have you ever felt really lucky?
  14. Have you ever felt really smart?
  15. Have you ever felt really annoyed by someone or something?
  16. Have you ever felt really lost or confused?
  17. Have you ever felt really angry at someone or about something?
  18. Have you ever felt really thrilled or delighted?
  19. Have you ever felt depressed?
  20. Have you ever been really preoccupied by something?
  21. Have you ever been desperate?
  22. Have you ever been heartbroken?
  23. Have you ever felt blessed?
  24. Have you ever felt uneasy?
  25. Have you ever felt free?


Future plans


Ask your classmates about their future plans and write down their answers.

Are you going to …

  1. … go out for dinner this evening? Where ________________________?
  2. … watch a movie this weekend? What _________________________?
  3. … call someone after class? Who __________________________?
  4. … write an email tonight? Why __________________________?
  5. … have a big breakfast tomorrow? What _________________________?
  6. … play sports this week? Where ________________________?
  7. … go on holiday soon? Where ________________________?
  8. … get a job? How __________________________?
  9. … sleep early tonight? What _________________________?
  10. … buy something today? What _________________________?
  11. … improve your English skills? How __________________________?
  12. … get married in the future? Why __________________________?
  13. … learn something new? What _________________________?
  14. … travel abroad next year? Where ________________________?
  15. … save some money? Why __________________________?
  16. … clean your house? When _________________________?

Past Simple: A speaking activity

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Use the time expressions given below to talk about your memories.

Time Expressions:

  • An hour ago
  • This morning
  • Yesterday
  • Last night
  • Last week
  • Two weeks ago
  • Last year
  • Two days ago
  • Last Saturday
  • Last Sunday
  • In 2013
  • A week ago
  • When I was six
  • Yesterday afternoon
  • When I was ten
  • Yesterday evening
  • Five years ago
  • Last summer
  • A month ago
  • In 2012
  • Last winter
  • A long time ago
  • Ten years ago
  • Last month

My memories:

  1. your first job
  2. your last holiday
  3. the place where you grew up
  4. your first love
  5. your earliest memory
  6. a wedding you attended
  7. a teacher you liked or didn’t like at school
  8. a party you really enjoyed
  9. a holiday you didn’t enjoy
  10. what you did for fun when you were a teenager
  11. your first car
  12. one of your best friends at school
  13. the first time you travelled abroad or far away
  14. a hobby you used to have
  15. our first day at school
  16. your grandparents
  17. a frightening experience you had
  18. an important event in your life
  19. your happiest moment
  20. a subject you disliked at school