English Grammar Exercises for A1 – should / shouldn’t

1. Complete the sentences with should or shouldn’t and the verbs in the box.

drink      eat      eat      go       play      read      watch      wear


I __shouldn’t eat__ these chips. I’m not hungry.

He ____________ this book. It’s great!

We ____________ home now. Mum’s making dinner for us.

You ____________ coffee now – it’s time for bed!

They ____________ football outside. It’s a beautiful day.

You ____________ a coat. It’s very cold.

She ____________ the bread. It’s old.

You ____________ TV all evening. You’ve got homework!

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2 should read   3 should go   4 shouldn’t drink   5 should play

6 should wear   7 shouldn’t eat   8 shouldn’t watch

2. Read the sentences. Then write advice. Use should or shouldn’t and the words in brackets.

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1 That car looks dangerous. (we / go near it)

      We shouldn’t go near it.

2 brother wants to earn some money. (he / get a part-time job)

  ________.

3 These prawns don’t taste very good. (we / eat them)

  ________.

4 I’m not feeling well. (I / got to bed)

  ________.

5 The nightclub is for adults, and the boys are only fourteen. (they / go inside)

  ________.

6 I don’t like raw carrots. (we / cook them)

  ________.

7 It’s her dad’s birthday tomorrow. (she / buy him a present)

     ________.

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He should get a part-time job.

We shouldn’t eat them.

I should go to bed.

They shouldn’t go inside.

We should cook them.

She should buy him a present.

3. Look at the pictures. Write questions with Should he / she / they ___ ? And the prompts. Then write your own answers.

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1 eat the fish?

  Should she eat the fish?

     Yes, she should. /

    No, she shouldn’t.

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2 go outside?

  ________.

  ________.

  ________.

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3 go to bed?

  ________.

  ________.

  ________.

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4 buy the computer?

  ________.

  ________.

  ________.

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5 see the film?

  ________.

     ________.

     ________.

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2 Should they go outside? Yes, they should. / No, they shouldn’t.

3 Should he go to bed? Yes, he should. / No, he shouldn’t.

4 Should she buy the computer? Yes, she should. / No, she shouldn’t.

5 Should they see the film? Yes, they should. / No, they shouldn’t.

Challenge!

How many different questions and answers can you write for this picture? Use the verbs in the box or your own ideas.

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climb      fight      hide      run      shout

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