High Int class writes to “Abby” to practice Modal Verbs!

by Sheetal Makhan / AYC

Last week, my High Intermediate class studied Modal Verbs for their Grammar Point. To practice using them in the correct context, the students wrote letters to a made up character called “Abby” (very similar to Agony Aunt). This is someone who we share our problems with, in the hope that we will receive sound advice.

Here are some of the letters written to “Abby”!

Dear Abby,

I had in the past few bad experience with animals. Espacely with oats. They lost her hair, they got flees and they are not clean. The cat of the guutfamily sleep in my bed, she plays with my shoesmigs. And in the morning the cat are sitting in front of my own bed.  How can I explain to my puity. Im a god kind that thes dout misunderstood my problem.

Dear..

I don’t want to shock you because I’m one of those who doesn’t like living with animals however, if you still want them you shouldn’t give up at all. You must tell him that I’ll beave home if you don’t allow fo my cuts to live with me. I’ll go somewhere and w’ell live together. You have to choose my family.
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Dear Dr. Sommer-team,

I’ve got a big problem. I’m really fussy. But my mother don’t understand it. I  always sai to her, she should clean the fruits before eating. And my father never washes his hands after going to the toilet. They won’t understand that hygienic is very important. It’s horrible for me

Dear…

When you put a jug with mother and a throw near the fruits, so he can hobit his hands, bevor tasting and eating the fruits.
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Dear (you), who is reading my letter,

I’ve to leave to my canntry and I want my girlfriend to come with me. We’ll live together forever. I couldn’t tell her that again because she refused the idea. I’m in a critical situation, I don’t know that I mus do – especcialy my leaving is very soon.

Dear,

I can see how you can feel. What should I advise you is, meet her and talk to her how much you love her. Which are your plans about her. If she refuses again to worry she never loved you. And remember that, there are many lovely girls where are your going.

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Dear Abbey,

I feel very tired these days. I can’t sleep while it was very windi and the windows has trimble, then comes the ect in my room. After there comes my homestay at home and my homemuther began to snores very well. What can I do for the next time?

Dear..

You can close the windows and put souce little piece of paper between the window and the frame. They will be stop to mimble. You may buy soue earplugs. I think its they only way to sleep better if its not going better you must talk with her or you have change your home.
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Dear Abby,

I’m a girl, 17 years old. I have just finished my high school. I want to be a doctor in future and my parents asked me to chose another major. Because the university which teach medicine science is faraway and they don’t let me stay away from them. I insist to be adoctor but I don’t want to upset my parents, please help me.

Dear,

Firstly you should talk with your parents and try to persuade them that their excuse is not convincing. If they refused your  opinion you must fight because its your future and your choice. And I’m sure everything will be solved.
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Dear,

I have fallen in love with one girl, and since that day I can’t sleep well, I’m always dreaming about her. Sometimes when I’m calling somenone else, I always mention her name. What should I do because I’m becoming crazy about her. Please help me.

Dear,

I understood that your are totally obsete by that girl, but do you think there is reciprocity. The fist thing you have to do is to be honest with her and tell her your feeling. If your sentiment are the same than you can have a nice great relationship. If not just pass your way!
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 Dear Abby,

I’m 33 years old, I’m married and I have got 2 children. My problem is that I always feel bored! Actually I don’t like my life style and even my job which is too tough and boring as well! So I’m thinking to quit my job , leave my family and travel to another country to start a new life with different people, different life style and mother opportunity. So can you help me please?

Dear 33 years old person,
Are you sure, you will leave your family? Did you every thought about your children? They don’t like to grow up without a father/mother/ Don’t you think it will be better if you first take another job? Because there, you will find other friends. And if your life is boring as how, you can divorse with your husband/wife… just step by step.
Your Abby
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Dear Abby,

I’m married for long time. I never had teuteutation to quite my husband, he is a nice guy. BUT!, two month ago I met a man at my work who shake all my life! He’s my new collegue. He’s handsome, kind, nice, gentleman.. I don’t have enough world to discribe him. We pass all the time together at the minut I saw him, I was attach by him. When I’m with him I forget all my problem, or stress, I just feel like a teenager. Yesterday, he told me that he fall in love for me. I don’t know what to do. I like him a lot but in the same time I don’t want to break my marriage, and lose my husband.. What should I do?

Dear.

I want to thank you for writing to help you.
I want to tell you something It isn’t rong to make friends. Who love you and you love them and you can tell good with them. You can enjoy your time with him but you have to stop thinking of him, as you live him as aman. You’ll destroy your family. What about that, if youre husband hear or know about that guy. Why don’t you let your husband know him as a friend. And if you tell you don’t tell. Confortable with him, you have to tak with him and find a solutions for you broblem.
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~Sheetal Makhan / AYC

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