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Dear Abby

Dear Abby

Students read the Dear Abby column and give their advice about the topic. A speaking activity using the grammar points, should and must.

Level:  Advanced

Topic:  Advice

Grammar:  Should and must

Time:  30 minutes


  • Copy 2 - 3 Dear Abby columns.
  • Make one copy of the columns for each group.



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


Give one copy of the Dear Abby columns to each group.


Ask the students to read the columns. Each student in the group should give his or her opinion. The students’ task is to discuss all the advice and decide on the best course of action. 


After the groups have decided on the best advice, ask them to present their ideas to the class.


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