Chapter 3.3 (English 5)

Language Patterns: Use of too... to/for

Activity 1

Look at the following pictures and read the sentences below them.

1. The doll is too far for ​Jane to reach.
2. The food is too much for ​Musa to finish.

Activity 2

Read the following sentences.

  1. Mother is too busy to set the table.
  2. The food is too hot for me to eat.



The serviettes are few.

They cannot go round.

I arrived late.

I could not have dinner with the others.

The table cloth is small.

It cannot cover the dining table.

The glasses are fragile.

They cannot be used by little children.

The dining room is small.

It cannot accommodate all the guests.

Activity 4

Work in pairs. One of you will say a part of a sentence. The other will come up with the other part. Combine the two parts using too --- to.

​An example has been given.

The salt was too far for him to reach

  1. The rat is too fast.
  2. The napkins were too dirty.
  3. The saucer was too small.
  4. wait for supper.
  5. be eaten.

Activity 5

Read the following sentences.

  1. The milk was hot. The child could not drink it.
  2. The milk was too hot for the child to drink.



The soup was salty.

I could not take it.

The cake was big.

We could not finish it.

The meat was tough.

The baby could not chew it.

The pieces of meat were big.

The baby could not swallow them.

The dirty dishes are many.

You cannot wash them alone.

The guests are many.

One waiter cannot serve them.

Use of must and should

  1. We  wash our hands before eating.
  2. We  chew food fully before swallowing it.
  3. We  bite only what we can chew.
  4. We  respect other people if we wish to be respected.
  5. We  mind those who have not yet eaten as we serve food.
  1. We  remain at the dinner table until everyone has finished eating.
  2. We  set the table neatly.
  3. We  eat in the dining room.
  4. We  swallow food before we speak.
  5. We  wait until everyone has been served before we start eating.
  1. People need to wash their hands after visiting the toilet.
  2. You are expected to practise table manners.
  3. Children have to sleep early if they want to grow well.
  4. The head teacher said we need to maintain hygiene at all times.
  5. Kunde has to apologize for talking with his mouth full.


With the help of a family member, make a list of the things that we should or must do at home. Write sentences about them.



Activity 1

  1. Copy the following words in your exercise books. Shape and join the letters the way they are done.
  1. Copy the following sentences.
  1. Copy the paragraph below.

Activity 2

Look at the pictures below.

  1. For each picture, write what is happening.
  2. Use the points you have written about the pictures to write a story.


With the help of someone at home, compose a poem containing “must” and “should” and recite it during national celebrations.

Unit Summary

Find Out

Visit a restaurant or a hotel and ask to talk to the manager or the chef. Ask him or her what types of food are served as an appetiser, main course and dessert. Also ask him or her what cutlery and utensils go with each course.

Relax and Enjoy


Waiter, this food tastes kind of funny!


Then why aren’t you laughing?

(From on 7 April 2020)
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