Lesson 1 - Grammar - LANGUAGES

From Studia Informatyczne

PERSUASION: SHOULD, OUGHT TO, DEMAND, INSIST, SUGGEST, IT’S HIGH TIME

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Report the following statements :

  1. He urged that a referendum should be held by autumn this year. (advocate)
    He advocated ……………………………………………..
  2. He insisted I should take a taxi and offered to pay for it. (advise)
    He advised …………………………..
  3. Joan suggested asking her father for his opinion.(insist)
    Joan insisted ………………………………….
  4. The therapist suggested how Tony could cope with his problems.(recommend)
    The therapist recommended some ways …………………………
  5. I recommend that you get some professional advice.(persuade)
    I am trying to persuade ……………………….

Answer

  1. He advocated organizing a referendum autumn this year. or
    He advocated that a referendum should be held till autumn this year.
  2. He advised that I should take a taxi and offered to pay for it. or
    He advised me to take a taxi and offered to pay for it.
  3. Joan insisted on asking her father for his opinion. or
    Joan insisted that we should ask her father for his opinion.
  4. The therapist recommended some ways of coping with his problems.
  5. I am trying to persuade you to take some professional advice.

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Follow-up: What advice would you give the people in the situations above. Share your ideas with the rest of the class: