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Best Advice

Best Advice

Students practice giving advice about different topics from a set of cards. A speaking activity using the grammar point, should and must.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Advice

Grammar:  Should and must

Time:  30 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for each group, and cut as indicated.  



Ask the students to get into groups of 4 or 5 people. 


Give one set of Conversation Cards to each group and ask the students to put the cards in a pile face down.


Ask the students to take turns taking a card from the pile, reading what is written, and receiving advice from the other students in the group.  


Their task is to decide who gave the best advice. The student who gave the best advice gets a point.


After all the cards have been used, students add up the points. The winner is the student with the most points.

Extended Practice

  • Give each student an index card. 
  • Ask the students to think of a problem and write it on the index card. 
  • Collect the cards and redistribute them to the groups. 
  • Use the students’ cards instead of the pre-made conversation cards.

Printable Worksheets

Conversation Cards


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