2-42. You should’ve told her


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I should’ve hung out with Juliana.
  • You should’ve come to the concert.
  • We should’ve left early.
  • He should’ve notified his boss.
  • She should’ve bought the pink scarf.
  • I shouldn’t have said anything.
  • You shouldn’t have driven my Ferrari.
  • He shouldn’t have read her message.
  • She shouldn’t have gone home late.
  • They shouldn’t have fired Nathan.
  • You should’ve worked today.
  • I should’ve called the police.
  • We should’ve locked the door.
  • He should’ve washed his hands.
  • She should’ve quit her job.


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
rescue (v) to save (someone or something) from danger or harm
e.g. You should have tried to rescue the kittens from the river. 
oversleep (v) to sleep past the time when you planned to get up
e.g. You shouldn’t have overslept, you were late. 
notify (v) to tell (someone) officially about something
e.g. You should have notified to police about the incident. 
quote (v) to repeat (something written or said by another person) exactly
e.g. I shouldn’t have quoted him. 
reverse (v) to change (something) to an opposite state or condition
e.g. You shouldn’t have told her to reverse the car. 
train (v) to teach (someone) the skills needed to do something (such as a job) : to give instruction to (someone)
e.g. She shouldn’t have asked him to train her at work. 
expect (v) to think that something will probably or certainly happen
e.g. You should expect this movie to be really good. 
amaze (v) to surprise and sometimes confuse (someone) very much : to fill (someone) with wonder
e.g. You should have tried to amaze him with your singing. 
show your true colors (idiom) to show what you are really like : to reveal your real nature or character
e.g. You should’ve shown your true colors when you met him. 
trade (v) the activity or process of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services
e.g. You should have traded in your car for a newer model. 


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. you / today / worked / should’ve / .
    2. should’ve / hands / washed / his / he / .
    3. Florida / should’ve / they / to / moved / . 
    4. have / we / money / invested / our / shouldn’t / .
    5. have / shouldn’t / her / Jeremy / dumped / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I should called the police.
    2. We should’ve been locked the door.
    3. He should has started his business.
    4. They should’ve not sold their store.
    5. You shouldn’t have sang this song.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Have you ever overslept and been late for something? 
    2. Have you ever been trained at work or have you trained someone? How did it go? 
    3. Talk about a time you shouldn’t have told someone something but you did anyways. 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Silver screen: Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!
    3. 180 degrees: Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.


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

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