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Do this! Don’t do that! Let’s do that

We use words like ‘come/look/go/wait/do/be’ when we are telling somebody to do something. They are like imperatives, when you are giving an order to somebody.

 

Examples:

 

Come here right now!

Look at the mess you’ve created!

Go away!

Wait for me!

Do your homework!

Be quiet!

 

We also use ‘have’ when we tell somebody to do something.

 

Examples:

 

Here, have a cup of coffee.

Have a Kit Kat.

Have a nice holiday.

Have fun!

Have a good time at the park.

 

We use ‘don’t’ when we tell somebody not to do something.

 

Examples:

 

Don’t shout at me

Don’t raise your voice in the house.

Don’t misbehave at your grandma’s house.

Don’t leave the house until you’ve eaten breakfast.

Don’t be late to school.

Don’t go to sleep without brushing your teeth.

Don’t fight with your brother.

 

We use ‘let’s’ when we want people to do things with you.

Let’s = Let us

Examples:

 

Let’s go out for dinner.

Let’s go to the park.

Let’s have pizza for lunch.

Let’s cook dinner for mum.

Let’s stay at home and watch a movie on Friday night.

Let’s watch the new Tom Cruise movie.

 

We use ‘let’s not’ for negatives.

 

Examples:

 

Let’s not go outside to play, it’s too cold.

Let’s not have pizza for lunch. Let’s have chicken.

Let’s not go out for dinner. Let’s stay at home and order takeout.

 

 

Do this! Don’t do that! Let’s do that Exercises..


 

  1. Answer the following questions by using let’s.

 

  • Do you want to go swimming?

No, let’s ___________________________________________________________________________

  • Would you like to go to Pizza Hut for lunch?

No, let’s ___________________________________________________________________________

  • Shall we go out on Saturday night?

No, let’s ___________________________________________________________________________

  • Do you want to take the bus home?

No, let’s ___________________________________________________________________________

 

 

  1. Fill in the missing gaps with the appropriate and correct word.

 

come      look      go      wait      do      be

 

  • ___________ out! There’s a car coming.

  • You better ____________ outside the school gates for me.

  • __________ all the washing up before you go to bed.

  • _________ on your best behaviour.

  • ___________ on. We’re going to be late

  • ___________ clean your room right now.

 

 

  1. Complete the following sentences.

 

  • Don’t ________________________________________________________

  • Don’t ________________________________________________________

  • Don’t ________________________________________________________

 

 

Challenge: Write down 3 phrases beginning with ‘have’.

 

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