Thursday, October 23, 2008

Teaching...

Could have
Should have
Must have
Can't have
Ought to have....

Well yes! I have to teach grammar too!! I tried to explain the modal perfect to one of my classes the other day... impossible thing you'll say!
This gave me an idea - Maybe I could use them to present a "situation" of "somebody's" life???

Examples:

  • This can't have happened to me!!
  • I must have done something wrong but I didn't realize it until it was too late.
  • He should have told me, but he didn't...
  • I could have handled the situation differently...
Songs that match the grammar:

To prosklhthrio - Makis xristodoulopoulos


Το προσκλητήριο μου έπεσε απ΄ τα χέρια - όχι δεν γίνεται - δεν είναι δυνατόν : can't have (!!!)


My Own Prison (acoustic) - Creed

I should have been dead on a Sunday morning banging my head!!!

I think that after these examples nobody will forget modal perfect!!!!

6 comments:

Lily said...

Καλημερούδια...

Που χάθηκες εσύ?

Ωχ γραμματικές...

We must have some rest right now!!!

vrakas kostas said...

Hallo Dora,
Einen wunderschönen Guten Abend aus Darmstadt.Ich wünsch dir einen guten start in die neue Woche

Mit freundlichen Grüssen

Lily said...

Καλά, αυτό το κατάλαβα και εγώ, χεχε!

γυάλινο δάκρυ said...

Xαχαχα! Το παράδειγμα με το προσκλητήριο ήταν θεϊκό!

chris mark said...

Your ideas sound fun!

I am a teacher of English in Crete and I... should have come up with some unsual ideas myself!!!

chris mark said...

(Sorry, I meant to write 'unusual' in my previous comment)