Should and had better are two modal verbs in English that many learners are stuck on the meaning of. Today’s English lesson podcast shows you the difference between these two.
Here are the example sentences
- For awesome shopping, you should check out SOHO. I think shopping in SOHO is a good idea.
- When you come to NYC, you should go to Central Park.
- You should go to Lombardi’s if you want to eat amazing pizza.
With had better:
- You had better not smoke there, because smoking is illegal in NYC parks. If you smoke, the police will give you a ticket.
- It’s a cold day, so you had better dry your hair before going outside. If you don’t, you’ll catch a cold.
- Bob’s doctor told him that he had better stop smoking.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer
- One surprising fact about New York is that it has great beaches.
- In New York you can shop, go sight seeing, and eat in great restaurants.
Today’s listening challenge question
- When visiting NYC, where is one place you should visit and one thing you had better not do there?
Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
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