2-38. Was I supposed to wake the CEO up?


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • Are you supposed to write an essay?
  • Am I supposed to see the president?
  • Is she supposed to show her ID?
  • Are we supposed to sit here?
  • Was I supposed to use this password?
  • Were you supposed to change the font?
  • Were we supposed to send this package?
  • Aren’t you supposed to wait for your boss?
  • Aren’t you supposed to go to work now?
  • Isn’t she supposed to teach this chapter?
  • Am I supposed to work tomorrow?
  • Am I supposed to call her now?
  • Am I supposed to help Brian?
  • Am I supposed to pick up John?
  • Am I supposed to send this package?


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
grown up (adjnot childish or immature
e.g. Are we supposed to feel like
grown ups
slip (v) to slide : to lose your balance especially on a slippery surface
e.g. Are you supposed to put salt on the ice so people don’t slip
dismiss (v) to decide not to think about or consider
e.g. Am I supposed to dismiss that idea? 
chicken out (phrasal verb) to decide not to do something because you are afraid
e.g. Am I supposed to go to that event or can I chicken out
step back (v) to stop doing something or being actively involved in something
e.g. Are you supposed to step back so that I can have a turn? 
chip in (phrasal verb) to give something (such as money) to help a person, group, or cause
e.g. Are we each supposed to chip in 10 dollars? 
habit (n) a usual way of behaving : something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way
e.g. Were you supposed to quit that bad habit
belief (n) a feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true
e.g. Is she supposed to hold onto her beliefs
responsibility (n) the state of being the person who caused something to happen
e.g. Are we supposed to take the responsibility for this accident? 
deal with (phrasal verb) to handle, take care of (problem, situation)
e.g. Is she supposed to deal with this problem by herself? 


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. to / them / supposed / is / visit / she / today / ?
    2. follow / supposed / are / him / we / to / ?
    3. there / I / to / go / supposed / was / ?
    4. go / aren’t /  to /  you / to / school / supposed ?
    5. work / isn’t / go / to / supposed / to / she / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. Am I supposed to work yesterday?
    2. Am I supposed to helping Brian?
    3. Are they supposed to come in this meeting?
    4. Were we supposed to stayed here?
    5. Isn’t she supposed go to work?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Have you ever had to deal with a problem? What was it? 
    2. What are your various responsibilities? (use “I’m supposed to”)
    3. Have you ever chickened out before? What was it? 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Perspective: Write about the last disagreement you had with a friend or family member — from their perspective.
    3. All grown up: When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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