I must / I mustn't / I have to / I needn't

(Liens vérifiés le 23/01/2013)



Presentation - Useful texts - Flashcards -
Interactive exercises - Exercises to print - Lesson plans -
Interactive games - Games to print -
Cartoons - Poems - Songs - Videos


Related pages :

Signs - Directions - Politeness - Bad manners

Prohibition (US History) - Highway Code -

The sea / The beach - Transports - Dangers -
Disasters / Accidents
- Natural disasters
Chores / Routines



Presentation :



Useful texts :

  • From Kinder Eggs to Claire Danes: the strangest things banned around the world - with 14 PHOTOS - 15 April 2016

  • Do's and Don'ts of 9-1-1
    "In general, 9-1-1 is an emergency number for any police, fire or medical incident."

  • Town Bans Whistling and Singing Out Loud - "in Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina.
    There, singing or even whistling in public can get you a $500 fine."
    "It shall be unlawful for any person to yell, shout, hoot, whistle, or sing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the comfort, or repose of persons in any office, or in any dwelling, or other type of residence,
    or of any persons in the vicinity."



  • Global Guide to Business Etiquette
    - "a great traveling guide for business, cultural and local knowledge, illustrated by Satoshi Hashimoto."



  • Beaches - Dos and Dont's - UPDATED
    "You can do several things to keep yourself safe at the beach and also protect the beach and nearby water from pollution. Learn more..."


  • Passive Aggressive Library Signs

  • Citizens told to brush up on etiquette
    "India has compiled a list of do's and don'ts for its citizens at this year's Commonwealth Games to help showcase New Delhi's charms...
    Don't urinate in public, don't spit, keep your houses and shops clean, keep public transport safe and such things...
    The tips on good manners will be spread to through billboards, pamphlets, websites and audiovisual means "


  • Air Travel : Permitted and Prohibited Items

    - What Can I Bring?
    - Body Piercings
    - Makeup, Medication, Personal Items & Special Needs Devices
    - Electronic Devices
    - Sharp Objects
    - Sporting Goods
    - Guns & Firearms
    - Tools
    - Martial Arts & Self Defense Items
    - Explosive & Flammable Materials, Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items
    - Food & Drinks
    - Other Items


  • School policies (at the bottom of the page)
    Dress Code - Hall Passes - Leaving School - Cell Phone/Beeper Use - Assembly Procedures - Amorous Conduct -
    Vehicle Registration -General Rules and Conduct - Discipline Policy for LaSalle Parish -
    Classroom Disturbances - Minor Offenses - Tardy for School - Tardy for Class - Saturday Morning Detention -
    Recommended Expulsion - Automatic Suspension - In-School Suspension - Automatic Detention -
    Jena High School Policy on Cheating - Jena High School Policy on Gum Chewing

    (Jena High School)



Flashcards :


  • Chores (
    do the laundry, fold the laundry, iron the laundry, mow the lawn/cut the grass, water the grass, work in the garden, take out the trash, rake the leaves, do the dishes, sweep the floor, vacuum, mop the floor, wash the windows, clean up the closet, dust, walk the dog, feed the dog, wash the dog
    large flash cards, medium flash cards, small game cards, bingo cards, a handout
    B/W backings with color pictures: medium flash, small cards, bingo

    Mark's note: I use this set to introduce the target language 'have to' and 'don't have to.'


INTERACTIVE exercises :





Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Must/Needn't - to print (
    - with a key sheet



Lesson plans :



  • The good old days ?

    "Start the movie , read carefully the explanations. When you are ready play the game alone or with a friend."
    Created by Renée Maufroid.



Games TO PRINT :



Cartoons :

We had to listen!


You have to go to school - a cartoon




Poems :

  • Just a Farmer - a poem
    Use of 'MUST'
    "Just a Farmer", you said
    And I laughed 'cause I knew
    All the things that farmers
    Must be able to do..."

    Faire écrire un poème sur le même modèle en changeant de métier.



Songs :

  • The day before you came by Abba :
    "I must have left my house at eight because I always do...
    I must have read the morning paper going into town
    And having gotten through the editorial no doubt I must have frowned
    I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine...
    I must have gone to lunch...
    I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two..."
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

Videos :

  • Pink Kahuna - On the beach - a video
    You can't / You mustn't / It's forbidden to / It's not allowed to...